Now this is some exciting news!
Shudder has given the green light to a Creepshow anthology series inspired by the classic 1982 horror anthology film of the same name! Special effects master Greg Nicotero, is attached to direct, executive-produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements, as well as to direct the series premiere.
“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 GM 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.”
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.”
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 be helmed by a different director, with Nicotero directing the first episode and his Oscar and multiple Emmy award-winning company KNB EFX GROUP Inc. handling the creature and make-up fx.