Creepshow anthology series from Greg Nicotero coming to Shudder

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    The streaming service Shudder has given the green light to a Creepshow TV series inspired by the classic 1982 horror anthology film of the same name, EW can exclusively reveal. Greg Nicotero, the Walking Dead executive producer and makeup effects wizard, is attached to direct, executive-produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.

    A homage to the horror comics of the 1950s, the original Creepshow featured segments written by Stephen King and was directed by a fellow horror legend, Night of the Living Dead filmmaker George A. Romero. The movie starred Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, and King himself, and it spawned two sequels and a spin-off comic. Shudder is owned by AMC Networks (home of The Walking Dead) and specializes in thriller, suspense, and horror fare.

    Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”

    Creepshow is a project very close to my heart!” said Nicotero, who met his makeup effects mentor Tom Savini while visiting the set of the film and later collaborated with Romero on the zombie movies Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead, among other projects. “It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.”

    The new Creepshow series is scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019. Each episode will tell original stories and be helmed by a different filmmaker, with Nicotero directing the first episode. His company KNB EFX Group will also handle the creature and makeup effects.

    The show will be produced by The Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment.

    “The Cartel is excited to bring the iconic Creepshow brand to Shudder as a series,” said Cartel CEO Stan Spry. “There is no better person to be the creative force behind this new production than Greg Nicotero. His experience and leadership will ensure that the series is of the highest quality and will help to excite horror fans around the world.”
     
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    I could be okay with this provided it has the retro feel of the original movies. But if they try to update it with millennials, etc, I'm out. One of the reasons I like Stranger Things is because they recaptured the 1980s so well. That's what I'd be looking for in a Creepshow series.
     
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    I hope they keep to the spirit of Romero’s film. As it is it sounds more like Masters of Horror rebranded.
     
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    I don't think you can recreate the magic of the original Creepshow, but hopefully the show has more energy than Creepshow 2 and better production values than Creepshow 3.
     
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    What's so great about Creepshow was the use of comic book imagery. That's the movie's real calling card. So I hope the keep the comic book imagery going, and it's probably even easier to justify today with just a few CGI shots. Otherwise it's just another hunk of horror stories like any others.
     
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    Sorry. I didn't mean to bring it up lol.
     
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    I think to get the right feel there simply has to be more than one story per episode. The inspiration should be less Tales From The Crypt and more Darkroom and Night Gallery. And comic book imagery is essential.
     
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    Ugh, that one felt like a porn production.
     
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    I really enjoyed part 2, I've heard about the problems they endured making that movie and I'm surprised it turned out as good as it did, the first story is a little flat, but the 2nd and 3rd are great, and the 3rd is fantastic and exudes energy, in my humble opinion.
     
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    I still need to watch the first Creepshow. I never got through it. I barely remember Creepshow 2. Only the water monster segment and I think bits of one with a Bond girl. I didn't know there was a Creepshow 3. Maybe they will put all of them up on Demand during October.
     
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    "The first six-episode season of Shudder's upcoming Creepshow series is based on the George A. Romero / Stephen King classic horror anthology movie of the same name. It's all set to hit the streaming platform later this year and today we have the show's official poster to share with you guys.


    Check it out below!
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    Personally, I find the poster to be kind of ... meh. Not to be a jerk or anything.


    That said, I do dig the fact that it looks like they included a picture of Romero on top of the TV. That's a solid gesture. But how about the infamous ashtray that was in every segment of the original movie? That would have been a nice touch. But overall it's not bad. It's just kinda 'meh' considering how classic and utterly badass the posters were from not only CREEPSHOW and CREEPSHOW 2 but TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE as well. But what are you gonna do, am I right? It ain't easy coming up with something as classic as THOSE three posters.


    The six-episode first season is all set to star Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, Tobin Bell, Tricia Helfer, Dana Gould, David Arquette, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Big Boi, Bruce Davison, and DJ Qualls. You can check out the full list of stories set to be told in the first season right HERE.


    “All Hallows Eve”
    Written by: Bruce Jones
    Directed by: John Harrison
    Even then they’re a little too old, this group of friends still want to trick-or-treat but getting candy isn’t all they are looking for.

    “Bad Wolf Down”
    Written by: Rob Schrab
    Directed by: Rob Schrab
    A group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, finds an unconventional way to even the odds.

    “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”
    Story by: Joe Hill, adapted by Jason Ciaramella
    Directed by: Tom Savini
    Her dad died looking for the monster living at the bottom of Lake Champlain, and now, will she?

    “The Companion”
    Story by: Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, adapted by Matt Venne
    Directed by: Dave Bruckner
    A young boy, bullied by his older brother, sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a supernatural force.

    “Gray Matter”
    Story by: Stephen King, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi
    Directed by: Greg Nicotero
    Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.

    “The House of the Head”
    Written by: Josh Malerman
    Directed by: John Harrison
    Evie discovers her new dollhouse might be haunted.

    “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”
    Story by: John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, adapted by John Harrison
    Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin
    A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.

    “The Man in the Suitcase”
    Written by: Christopher Buehlman
    Directed by: Dave Bruckner
    A college student brings the wrong bag home from the airport only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside, afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold.

    “Night of the Paw”
    Written by: John Esposito
    Directed by: John Harrison
    A lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate ‘be careful what you wish for’ story.

    “Skincrawlers”
    Written by: Paul Dini & Stephen Langford
    Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin
    A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.

    “Times is Tough in Musky Holler”
    Written by: John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story
    Directed by: John Harrison
    Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.

    “The Finger”
    Written by: David J. Schow
    Directed by: Greg Nicotero
    An unhappy man discovers a severed, inhuman appendage on the street and brings it home, where it grows into a loyal companion with some deadly quirks.



    Shudder's Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment. Creepshow will premiere on the Shudder streaming service this year. "


    Source: https://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/behold-shudders-official-creepshow-poster

    I've been burned too many times on TV horror lately. But maybe...MAYBE, this time we will get some proper old-school horror.
     
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    Those synopses sure SOUND like classic Creepshow. I'm in.
     
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    Very interested to see “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” directed by Tom Savini. I've got a soft spot for Champ.

    And a horror written by Paul Dini? He's a favorite of mine but I've never known him to do horror so that'll be another must see for me.
     
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    I'm not even a big fan of the original but I'll check this out. Some of those episode titles definitely have my interest like "The Man In The Suitcase".
     
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    Looking forward to this show. Perhaps they will have the Creepshow movies on as well and I'll watch it all during the October month.
     
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    The premiere date is September 26th.

    Here is the trailer:

     
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    Once I'd found a copy of the trailer that could be viewed in my country (why do they do that for fuck sake it's a trailer!), I thought it looked fun, I will certainly pay it a visit when it's available.
     
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    Nice! Looks like there will be plenty of practical FX. Even saw a stop motion creature in there :)
    Looks promising!
     
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