Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are cybernetic typewriters sent from the future to make sure there is never a drought in horror news land. True story. What other explanation is there? Surely no mere mortals of flesh and bone can have the work ethic those two share. Surely the duo behind all the Feasts, most of the Saws and The Collector don't actually, eek, love the genre. If you don't believe me, just wait until Saw IX comes out and their true influences emerge. Spoiler alert: Jigsaw has to divert to his backup hydrogen fuel cell in the last act after a teleportation trap goes awry.

Not long ago the two were on tap to collaborate with prolific scribe Clive Barker on the Hellraiser remake. That was until the prospect of an updated Pinhead drifted back into the shadows after a chain of directors walked off the project. Creative differences was the often cited reason for the project's repeated stalling, but with this latest news from the Risky Biz Blog one can assume those differences never arose between Barker, Melton and Dunstan. Turns out the later two will be writing for Warner Brothers Television a series to be co-chaired by Barker and produced by McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision titled simply "Clive Barker's Hotel".
Now before you let the name McG scare you off, keep in mind that the Terminator Salvation director will be serving the same producer role he currently does on the CW's "Supernatural". And if you haven't seen that show, you'd be surprised how bold it is for network television. For exhibit A, check out the shape-shifting clip from Season 1 below. [Fast forward to about 4 minutes or click here to see the money shot transformation.]

There are no "Clive Barker's Hotel" plot details out yet, but it doesn't take a time-traveling cybernetic Sherlock Holmes to deduce it'll be about the eerie happenings inside a hotel. Think of it as "The Suite Life With Zack and Cody", only not as scary.

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