Hold on to your hats because by far the best news of the summer is that the 1982 classic horror anthology film ‘Creepshow’ is being planned for a TV rebirth. This is in no small part due to the efforts of the rather excellent online streaming service Shudder together with the very exciting input of The Walking Dead alumni, Greg Nicotero.
Creepshow, a delicious appreciation to the 1950’s horror film, was one of the biggest influences on this here geek’s horror education and included sections written by a certain Stephen King and was directed by a fellow horror legend, George A. Romero. The movie starred Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen and Ed Harris.
“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 provide us with original stories and features a different filmmaker, with Greg Nicotero directing the initial episode.
His company KNB EFX Group will also handle the creature and makeup effects.