Creepshow had an amazing tag-line! “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Being Scared.” Just that right there was enough for me! I was in to be scared! And it was written by Stephen King? The episodes were campy, but oh, like they said; so much fun!
The original Creepshow horror anthology was based on stories written by icon Stephen King and directed by none other than zombie guru George A. Romero. A film well-loved by horror fans, Creepshow spawned two additional sequel films and a spin-off comic. I love Stephen King and Creepshow was a favorite of mine, so I’m happy to report that AMC Network’s horror streaming service, Shudder, will be bringing us a new Creepshow TV series with The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero attached to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.
“Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” said Shudder’s general manager Craig Engler. “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.
Greg Nicotero is a fan of the show, and met his mentor, makeup legend Tom Savini, while visiting the set of Creepshow. He later worked with Romero on Day of the Dead and Creepshow 2 and is excited to be a part of this iconic show. Nicotero shared, “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 as created.”
The new Creepshow series, scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019, will fulfill the promise of the original film’s tagline “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Being Scared.” Each episode of the anthology series will tell original, fun and scary stories and will have a different director, with Nicotero directing the first episode, with his award-winning company KNB EFX GROUP Inc. handling the creature and make-up SFX.
I think the new Creepshow has the potential to be one of the next great thriller TV shows! Horror fans- what do you think?
Stephen King in the original ‘Creepshow’
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