Shudder has announced the new cast members and director joining the highly anticipated horror anthology series, Creepshow. Based on the iconic ‘80s, written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, check out who’s joining and who’s playing who in the upcoming horror series!
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. Showrunner Greg Nicotero will be directing the installment based on the Stephen King story, with Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell in the segment. The tale will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi.
Here are 5 reasons we’re excited for Creepshow:
5) David Arquette!
David Arquette will star in “Times is Tough in Musky Holler,” directed by John Harrison and written by John Skipp and Dori Miller. Based on Skipp and Miller’s short story, leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.
4) Tricia Helfer!
Tricia Helfer will star in “Lydia Layne’s Better Half,” written by John Harrison (based on a story by Harrison and Greg Nicotero) and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover, but fails to anticipate the fallout.
3) Gray Matter!
The Body at Brighton Rock director will also helm “Skincrawlers,” starring Dana Gould. Written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford, the story follows a man considering a miraculous new treatment for weight loss, which actually turns out to have unexpected complications.
2) Silver Water!
As we perviously mentioned, makeup artist extraordinaire Tom Savini, teased his Joe Hill adaptation, “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.” Saving states, “Having done all the creepy, monstrous, gory effects in the original movie, I am indescribably overjoyed to come full circle now directing an episode of this Creepshow series.”
1) Tom Savini!
Showrunner Greg Nicotero describes Savini’s return to the horror franchise, “His mark on the horror industry and unflinching approach to Special Effects Make-up did more for the genre than anything since the invention of fake blood. Tom has always been a visionary and his love of cinema and making movies is felt in every frame of his episode. I’m honored to have my friend as a big part of the team.”
Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later in 2019.