The People Under the Stairs is a strange movie. I like it (and even revisited it recently just to make sure), but I wouldn’t argue with someone who felt it has a lot of problems, especially when it comes to its stance as a horror film. I consider it more of a kid’s adventure movie, myself. Gimp outfit, incest, and cannibalism be damned.
Now it looks like the movie will become a TV show. Deadline reports that Wes Craven has a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions. What this means is, he has two shows in development for the Syfy Network.
One of a TV series version of The People Under the Stairs. The others is a book adaptation called We Are All Completely Fine, which sounds like the name of a Crispin Glover movie. This will be written and directed by Craven, so it’s serious and you better pay attention. Here is a synopsis:
We Are All Completely Fine tells the story of Dr. Jan Sayer, an enigmatic psychologist who gathers survivors of five horror-movie scenarios in a support group – and unwittingly unlocks the evils of her patients’ pasts. As their traumas are brought back to the surface, they uncover which monsters they face are within — and which are lurking in plain sight.
That could be really great or really obnoxious. We’ll just have to wait and see.