Shudder’s new ‘Creepshow’ series, based on the ’80s horror anthology movies which featured contributions from Stephen King and George A. Romero, looks like it will be one of the most terrifying things on TV!  This anthology series comes from Greg Nicotero, one of the executive producers of ‘The Walking Dead’, who happens to be the guy in charge of crafting those gory zombies.  In homage to the original movies, Nicotero emphasized the use of practical effects over CGI.  But that wasn’t the only area where he may have jumped into more than he realized he could handle.

He recently stated:

“I was very ambitious and attacked Creepshow with a lot of tenacity.  We were set to do six episodes, but I insisted that we shoot 12 stories in six episodes, because I wanted that Creepshow feel. So, we ended up having to create an entirely new universe, with an entirely new cast, every three and a half days…it was crazy. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.” But worth the effort, it seems. “Now that I’m seeing it coming together, and putting all the icing on the cake, it’s pretty spectacular.”

At San Diego Comic-Con, Shudder not only released the horrific trailer, but announced that ‘Creepshow’ would debut on September 26, and that the first episode would feature an adapatation of King’s “Gray Matter,” starring Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell; and “House of the Head,” written by ‘Bird Box’s Josh Malerman.  Barbeau actually starred in the first ‘Creepshow’ movie, in the segment entitled “The Crate.”


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Watch the trailer below:

Additional cast members include David Arquette, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Davison, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, Kid Cudi, and DJ Qualls.  Episodes will be a mixture of adaptations of short stories and original scripts.  Nicotero will direct along with John Harrison, and Tom Savini who also worked on the first two ‘Creepshow’ movies.  Additional directors include  David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, and Rob Schrab.

‘Creepshow’ premiers on Shudder on September 26.


Source: Entertainment Weekly