Creepshow TV series – USA, 2019

Greg Nicotero has posted the first image from the first episode of Creepshow, which recently wrapped production, on his Instagram.

Creepshow is a 2019 six-part anthology TV series being produced for Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror. The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero is executive producing, supervising the show’s creative elements and will direct one episode.

Other directors will include David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound), and Rob Schrab (Community). John Harrison, who was the first assistant director for Romero on the original 1982 Creepshow movie, will be directing a story he has co-written with Nicotero.

The series will feature an adaptation of an as-yet-unnamed story by Stephen King (‘Survivor Type’ is rumoured) as well as segments that adapt tales by Joe Hill and Joe Lansdale.

  • “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 (The Bottoms)
  • “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)
  • “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)

Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia and the show will premiere later this year.

Shudder’s general manager Craig Engler originally the announcement about the new show last July, saying: “Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King. 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.”

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 has said, “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 honoured to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ in which it was created.”

He added: “I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honoured to continue telling the stories in the ‘comic book come to life’ world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be ‘opening the coffin’ and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business.”

Nicotero’s award-winning company, KNB EFX Group Inc., will be handling the series’ creature and make-up effects.

Shudder’s Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment:  Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; and Russell Binder and Marc Mostman are co-executive producers for Striker Entertainment.

Related:

Creepshow – USA, 1982

Creepshow 2 – USA, 1987

Creepshow III – USA, 2006

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Nicotero’s Oscar® and multiple Emmy® award-winning company, KNB EFX GROUP Inc., will be handling the series’s Creature and Make-Up Effects.

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