According to a new report over at Deadline, Blumhouse is joining forces with natural history producer Plimsoll Productions for Nightmares of Nature, a brand-new "horror wildlife" documentary series that will showcase nature's freakier side. Imagine Planet Earth with a particularly ghoulish bent and you're probably not far off from what this show will feel like.
Here's how Deadline's describing the series:
"The two companies are developing Nightmares of Nature, a series that follows animal heroes battling to survive the true-life horrors only real nature can provide. The idea is to blend natural history filmmaking through a horror lens, a place where trees bleed, zombie snails dwell and vampire fish reign supreme."
This strikes us as a very interesting angle for a wildlife doc series. Lord knows the planet is positively crawling with terrifying creatures and dangerous plant life, but even still: it'll be fun to see how Nightmares of Nature goes about selling itself as a horror series. Jump scares? Shrieking violins on the soundtrack? A honey badger wearing a hockey mask? We'll have to wait and see.
Says Chris McCumber, President of Blumhouse Television:
“Plimsoll is best in class in the world of natural history and factual programming and in Nightmares of Nature Plimsoll and Blumhouse are playing to our storytelling and producing strengths."
Adds Alan Eyres, Head of Plimsoll USA:
“It’s only natural to be scared about the things that go bump in the night, but Nightmares of Nature isn’t a projection of the supernatural. Once you start looking at the natural world, you will find things as terrifying as anything in a horror movie. To tell that story, we could not hope for better collaborators than Blumhouse. Combining the world’s greatest horror filmmakers with some of the world’s best natural history storytellers is a unique opportunity to create a more visceral, emotional point of entry to nature than anything we’ve seen before.”
As of this writing, no network or streaming platform is attached to Nightmares of Nature, but we're willing to bet that won't be the case for much longer. Stay tuned for further updates on Blumhouse and Plimsoll's Nightmare of Nature as they roll in, folks; we'll be keeping a close eye on this one as it works its way through production!