(Courtesy of Shudder)
Shudder has unveiled the must-see cast for the highly anticipated horror anthology series, Creepshow, with with Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell. Based on the iconic ‘80s flick, written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, check out what’s store from the upcoming segment on the premium streaming service for horror fans!
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) Rich & Relatable!
Showrunner Greg Nicotero opens up about adapting a Stephen King story, “I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control—the everyday person’s primal fears. To visualize ‘Gray Matter’ for Creepshow with the help of Adrienne, Giancarlo and Tobin was about as good as it gets for a horror fan from Pittsburgh!”
4) Icing On The Cake!
Barbeau discusses her return to the Creepshow franchise, “I was thrilled when Greg asked me to join the Creepshow world once again. And then working with Tobin and Giancarlo, with Greg as our director, well, that was the icing on the cake — no, not that cake. Oh, you know what I mean.”
3) Gray Matter
Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell will star in the Stephen King story, “Gray Matter.” The tale will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. This installment will be directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero.
2) 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
1) There’s More!
The series is scheduled to wrap production later this week in Atlanta, GA. Additional titles and casting will be announced soon.
Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later in 2019.