After Shudder announced the must-see cast for the highly anticipated horror anthology series, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero teases what’s in store for Creepshow. Based on the iconic ‘80s cult classic written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, check out what Nicotero reveals in his behind-the-scenes interview!
In “Gray Matter,” 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.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for Creepshow:
5) Common Love!
Nicotero states, “The one thing you can always hope and pray for is the opportunity to work with your friends. Oh my god, wouldn’t it be great if we could do something together. You make these friendships based on your common inspiration, your common love for something.”
4) Paying Tribute!
The Walking Dead director adds, “A love for everything George A Romero has done. Things that Stephen King has done. Now I have an opportunity to pay tribute to these guys. Bu also to work with a lot of them!”
3) Gray Matter!
Showrunner Greg Nicotero will be directing the installment based on the Stephen King story, “Gray Matter.” Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell will already be cast in the segment. The tale will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi.
2) Silver Water!
Makeup artist extraordinaire Tom Savini teased his Joe Hill adaptation, “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain. “I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series. There’s twelve [stories] altogether – each show will have two episodes in it. Mine’s a combination of Stand By Me, The Fog and Jurassic Park. It’s really something.”
1) The Segments!
“By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill
“House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
“The Companion” by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, & Keith Lansdale
“The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman
“All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones
“Night of the Paw” by John Esposito
“Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab
Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later in 2019.