Special effects makeup master Greg Nicotero returns to his career roots with Shudder's "Creepshow," a new series based on George A. Romero and Stephen King's iconic 1982 horror anthology. Nicotero visited the set ack when the original film was made, and all these years late, he’s executive producer, director and showrunner for the upcoming series!
We recently learned that Nicotero will direct an adaptation of Stephen King's "Gray Matter" for the series, and today Shudder has shared a featurette that sees Nicotero hyping his return to the world of Creepshow.
Check out the video below.
Shudder has now confirmed eight of the twelve segments that will make up the six-episode season. Previously announced segments include:
“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
"By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2) – Directed by Tom Savini
“Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true,” said executive producer Greg Nicotero. “Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honored 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.”
In addition to his EP duties, Nicotero will direct some of the series. Other installments will be helmed by David Bruckner, director of the acclaimed horror film The Ritual; Roxanne Benjamin, director of segments of Southbound and XX; and Rob Schrab, whose numerous TV directing credits include "Ghosted" and "Community." John Harrison, who was the first assistant director for George Romero on the original Creepshow movie (and who also composed the film’s theme), will be directing a story he co-wrote with Nicotero.
Nicotero’s Oscar and multiple Emmy award-winning company, KNB EFX GROUP Inc., will be handling Creature and Make-Up Effects for the series.
"Creepshow" will premiere on Shudder later this year.