Creepshow EPISODE 1.1a: “Gray Matter”
Story by: Stephen King
Teleplay by: Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi
Directed by Greg Nicotero
Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Giancarlo Esposito
EPISODE 1.1b: “The House of the Head”
Written by Josh Malerman
Directed by John Harrison
Starring Cailey Fleming,
Air date: September 26, 2019
One of the most anticipated events for horror fans this year, the reimagining of Creepshow debuted last night on Shudder. As a lifelong fan of horror anthologies from the original Creepshow films (1982 and 1987) to Tales from the Crypt and Trick “˜r Treat, this original series had me super excited, and I’m happy to say it did not disappoint.
Coming full circle on his amazing career, Greg Nicotero acts as executive producer of the streaming series and directed the first story of the pilot episode. Each of the eight episodes consists of two horror shorts. This Creepshow pays homage to the original while adding some new flair for an overall fun and creepy horror experience. We even get an updated Creeper in the wraparound finding Creepshow comics in a familiar crate.
Shudder has released a new trailer for Creepshow, their upcoming anthology series based on Stephen King and George A. Romero‘s 1982 movie of the same name.
In addition to the new trailer, a behind the scenes video was also released last week. You can find both below, along with more info on the series and details on all 12 of the segments—two segments per episode—that we’ll see in the debut season.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full effect this weekend and while yesterday was a huge day for movie trailer debuts, today horror fans can rejoice as we get our first trailer for the highly anticipated Creepshow series coming to Shudder this September. Based on the original anthology film from 1982 which saw a collaboration between horror geniuses Stephen King and George A. Romero, the new series is run by Greg Nicotero, the effects wizard who has essentially been the backbone of AMC’s The Walking Dead for years now.
Check out the Creepshow trailer and poster here below.
For anyone who’s not already aware, a TV series based on Stephen King and George A. Romero‘s 1982 horror anthology Creepshow is coming to Shudder. The movie featured a variety of terrifying tales, as well as a great cast including the late great Leslie Nielsen, four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris, fellow Oscar nominee Hal Holbrook, Viveca Lindfors, Ted Danson, and even King himself as a memorable lunkhead. It was also followed by a solid sequel in 1987.
Someone else who starred in the original is Adrienne Barbeau (Escape from New York, The Fog, Swamp Thing), appearing in the segment “The Crate.” And as it turns out, her time with Creepshow is not over yet. 37 years after starring in the original, she’s joined the cast of the TV series along with Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Jungle Book, Better Call Saul) and Tobin Bell (Saw, The Firm, Jigsaw).
The worlds of sci-fi and fantasy came together for NY Wintercon early this month. One of the main stage panels featured a who’s who of legendary women from the genre. Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing, The Fog), and Virginia Hey (Road Warrior, Farscape) joined for a discussion of their famous roles, legacies, and importance of being women in the industry.