Creepshow Featurette Takes Fans Behind the Scenes with the “New Blood” of the TV Series
A new generation of horror writers and filmmakers are making their presences felt on the upcoming television show from Shudder.
By Chris Morse
Shudder has released an all-new featurette for its upcoming Creepshow television series, as debuted by Bloody Disgusting earlier today. To start off, executive producer and showrunner Greg Nicotero sets the stage and offers a glimpse behind the scenes into the production before introducing some of the other “new blood” in horror that has come on board the show as well.
Along with plenty of footage from a selection of the debut season’s stories and a little discussion from Nicotero himself, the featurette also includes commentary from writer/director Rob Schrab (“Bad Wolf Down”), director Roxanne Benjamin (“Lydia Layne’s Better Half”, “Skincrawlers”), director David Bruckner (“The Companion”, “The Man in the Suitcase”), author David J. Schow (The Finger), and finally author Joe Hill (By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain).
We are just under a week away from the premiere, which contains two tales, “Gray Matter” and “The House of the Head.” The former is based on a Stephen King short story of the same name and is directed by Nicotero, while the latter is written by Josh Malerman (Bird Box) with John Harrison behind the camera. If you missed the second trailer for the series released earlier this week, you can catch up below.[relatedArticle-0]
Twelve segments in total will make up the Creepshow series' six-episode debut season. Previously-announced cast members for the series include Tobin Bell (Saw), Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow film), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), who will all be appearing in a segment based on Stephen King's 1973 short story, Gray Matter, which was eventually released as part of his 1978 collection, Night Shift. Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Big Boi (of OutKast), King Cudi, Bruce Davison (X-Men franchise), and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle) will also appear in episodes.
Another trio of stories we learned were being adapted are Times is Tough in Musky Holler, with John Harrison directing a screenplay from John Skipp and Dori Miller, Lydia Layne’s Better Half, written by Harrison and directed by Roxanne Benjamin, and, finally, Skincrawlers, with Benjamin this time directing a screenplay by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford.
Additional tales being adapted include Joe Hill's By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, Bird Box author Josh Malerman's House of the Head, Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale's The Companion, Christopher Buehlman's The Man in the Suitcase, Bruce Jones's All Hallows Eve, John Esposito's Night of the Paw, Rob Schrab's Bad Wolf Down, and an original story called The Finger, which is written by David J. Schow and directed by The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
Nicotero will serve in a similar role for this series, taking on overall showrunner duties as well. Much like his time on the AMC zombie drama, he will be behind the camera in the director's chair as well.
Shudder’s Creepshow will premiere on September 26th, 2019. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the series.
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