Shudder, the king of streaming horror, announced the initial casting today for its upcoming horror anthology series, Creepshow (based on George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 film of the same name) and the list will certainly please horror fans. Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an adaptation of the Stephen King story “Gray Matter,” as adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead).
Fans of the original George Romero and Stephen King collaboration Creepshow will be happy to heat that production has begun on Shudder’s new anthology series, bearing the same name and format.
According to the official press release, the six-episode season will feature stories by a who’s who list of horror writers and an as yet to be revealed adaptation of a Stephen King story. The story list so far includes: “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2), “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (Bubba Ho Tep, Hap and Leonard), “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead), “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker), “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes), and “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House). Other installments will be lead by David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) and Rob Schrab (Ghosted, Community). read more
George Romero- the prolific writer/director behind such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Creepshow– may have passed away in 2017… but that doesn’t mean he isn’t finished scaring us! His wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, says she is in possession of a ton of unseen material that he’s written, and she’s making it her mission to bring it to the fervent fans of her late husband.
Fans of George Romero’s and Stephen King’s original Creepshow film will be happy to hear that according to showrunner Greg Nicotero, the new Shudder series will follow a similar format to the 1982 film and will, as the original tagline promised, be “the most fun you’ll ever have…being scared!”
Nicotero participated in the the Shudder Panel at the annual New York Comic Con on Thursday, revealing further details about the series, including many of the writers whose stories will be adapted for the six part anthology series including Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale among others. Nicotero stressed that the tone of the series would shift from story-to-story, with some taking a lighthearted comedic approach (ala King’s own”The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” segment from 1982) and others taking a much more frightening path. He also stated that each story would be “As long as they need to be” and that he did not feel any pressure to fit the stories into segments of equal length. read more
Creepshow returns in 2019 set to debut on Shudder and continues from the original 1982 film created by Stephen King and the late George A. Romero. The series’ new poster has made its first appearance online via Entertainment Weekly, which is a tribute to classic horror comics from the 1940’s and 50’s.
This coming weekend at NY Comic Con, Shudder plans to give guests an exclusive sneak peak at the much anticipated reboot of Creepshow.
The series’ new poster was designed by artist Tim Bradstreet, who’s known for his work on The Punisher comics, with assistance from the show’s executive producer and director Greg Nicotero, who is a horror effects icon to boot and also is one of the masterminds behind AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. read more
Shudder general manager Craig Engler rocked the horror world today by announcing that the company has greenlit a new Creepshow TV series which will be directed and executive produced by Greg Nicotero. Each episode of Creepshow will feature a different director with Nicotero leading off the initial installment.
Nicotero, who met his mentor, makeup legend Tom Savini, while visiting the set of Creepshow and who later worked with Romero on Day of the Dead and Creepshow 2 added, “Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! 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’ in which it was created.” read more
It is with heavy hearts that the Horror News Network team reports that legendary director/writer/producer George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77. Romero transformed the horror landscape with such indelible classic films as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, and numerous others. This visionary artist literally invented the modern zombie story, and later works such as Resident Evil and The Walking Dead wouldn’t exist without his contributions to cinema.
Romero’s manager, Chris Roe, announced this sad news with the following statement: read more
Fans of George Romero and Stephen King who missed out on the 1982 Bernie Wrightson graphic novel adaptation of their collaborative horror anthology Creepshow will get a chance to once again own the highly coveted comic version in May of 2017.
The Creepshow graphic novel will be published by Gallery 13, a new publishing arm of Simon and Shuster with a distinct focus on graphic literature, on May 9th, 2017 and it is already available for pre-order on sites such as Amazon.com.
Fans have long clamored for a re-release and prices for an original copy (originally published by Plume) will set you back $50-$100 on ebay, depending on the condition of the book. read more