Horror is becoming increasingly common on both network and cable television with original series like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story becoming megahits with rabid followings. And there are plenty more horror-themed TV shows coming our way, including more than just a few based on our favorite horror movies; The Mist and The Lost Boys will hope to reproduce the big-to-small-screen success of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ash vs Evil Dead.
But things weren’t always so swell for television shows based on horror movies, so let’s pour a 40 (of blood) on the curb for some of those who were ahead of their time. Everyone knows Freddy’s Nightmares came and left too soon, but did you even know there were shows based on Tremors, The Toxic Avenger, and Little Shop of Horrors that couldn’t make it past 2 seasons? Blade had a live-action and an animated series, both of which were canceled after a single season.
The video below from BizarreBub pays tribute to these gone-to-soon pioneers of horror on television. Our future is brighter because of them.