Exclusive: Which Corman Alumni Boarded Season Two of “SALEM”?


While the world of horror on television has changed so radically in the past few years, no show has been quite as much of a dark horse as WGN America’s SALEM. Epic in scope and pushing the TV-MA rating to its limits, as this writer has seen for himself, the show came out of nowhere to become one of the most buzzworthy terror titles on TV. And while FANGORIA has some amazing coverage coming up from our Louisiana set visit over the last weekend ahead of the show’s April 5th return date, FANGORIA was able to pry out some especially excellent news from show co-creator Adam Simon as to who will be helming episodes in the upcoming second season.

While episode details are being kept firmly under wraps, although there have been hints that SALEM may tie into more literal Lovecraftian territory this season, Simon confirmed that genre heavyweights (and Roger Corman alumni) Joe Dante and Allan Arkush are on the directorial roster for season two. With the shows penchant for gruesome practical SFX and visceral insanity, it’ll be curious to see how Dante and Arkush bring their unique old-school sensibilities to the proceedings. In any case, more work from Dante and Arkush is a cause for celebration, especially considering Dante die-hards will get a double dose of the director with his upcoming horror comedy BURYING THE EX.

You can check out both Joe Dante and Allan Arkush’s work on SALEM’s second season, which airs its Nick Copus-directed premiere on Sunday, April 5th at 10 p.m. EST on WGN America. Fans of the show can still vote for Janet Montgomery for the 2015 Chainsaw Award for Best TV Series Actress here. Check back here at FANGORIA.com for much, much more on SALEM, including our review of the premiere, soon.

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Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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