Suburban Screams on Peacock release date and what to know

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Special Guest John Carpenter attends the screening of 'Escape from New York' at the 2019 TCM 10th Annual Classic Film Festival on April 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Special Guest John Carpenter attends the screening of 'Escape from New York' at the 2019 TCM 10th Annual Classic Film Festival on April 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM) /
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Who better to scare up the fall TV season than John Carpenter? The legendary director is stepping behind the camera for the first time in 13 years for the new Peacock docudrama series Suburban Screams. Here’s what to know about this new show so you don’t miss out!

When it comes to horror, few directors are as well-known and respected as John Carpenter. He basically kick-started the slasher genre with his masterpiece Halloween and followed it up with The Thing, The Fog and more. There are also beloved action movies Escape From New York and Big Trouble in Little China to add to his legacy.

Now, Carpenter is joining with Peacock for a new show called Suburban Screams, which he’ll also direct. Here’s what we know!

What is Suburban Screams about?

The series will focus on true stories of seemingly quiet and picture-perfect suburban neighborhoods that proved to be home to twisted killers, criminals and even reportedly haunted houses. The episodes will use cinematic reenactments, personal archives, and press coverings to tell the stories.

Not only will Carpenter direct at least one episode (his first directing effort since 2010’s The Ward), but he’ll also compose the music. Jordan Roberts, Michelle Latimer, and Jan Pavlacky also direct.

"Each episode will delve into the monstrous evil that lurks beneath the surface of friendly suburbia through the lens of one frightful tale. In addition to firsthand accounts, the episodes will include cinematic reenactments, personal archives, and historic town press coverage."

When does Suburban Screams premiere?

Fittingly, the show has the perfect premiere date on Friday, Oct. 13. It looks like all six episodes will drop at once so if you are looking for a weekend-long binge watch, this is it!

With Carpenter bringing that spooky edge only he possesses and a perfect release date, Suburban Screams shows the master of horror still has it for a fun Halloween binge. Suburban Screams premieres Friday, Oct., 13 on Peacock. Will you be watching?

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