Everything You Need To Know About Shudder’s CREEPSHOW Series
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Everything You Need To Know About Shudder’s CREEPSHOW Series

August 01, 2019

Creepshow is back as a Shudder Original Series, premiering on Thursday, September 26. What can you expect in the latest iteration from the franchise that promises you “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared!”? Read on and all will be revealed…

Who’s involved in the new Creepshow series?

The iconic 1981 Creepshow film was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. George isn’t with us anymore, alas, so we’ve turned to the brilliant Greg Nicotero, an executive producer and frequent director of The Walking Dead. Nicotero got his start with Romero, first as an assistant to legendary makeup FX artist Tom Savini on Day of the Dead, and was later part of the FX team on Creepshow 2.

Nicotero is far from the only Romero and Creepshow alum to return for the new series. Stephen King contributed a story to the new series, as did his son, Joe Hill, who appeared in the original Creepshow film as a young boy looking to get revenge on his horror comic-hating father.

Another returning familiar face is Adrienne Barbeau, memorable as the verbally abusive”Billie” in the original film. Billie met her end at the hands (claws?) of “Fluffy,” one of the many beloved monsters designed by Tom Savini. And you better believe Savini’s back, too, directing a segment written by Joe Hill. Romero’s former 1st Assistant Director, John Harrison, has written and directed several stories in the new series, too.

Other names you might know among the cast include Emmy-nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) David Arquette (from Scream), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer) Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil), Grammmy winners Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton), horror legend Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Tobin Bell (Saw), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural).

Tricia Helfer’s very bad, no good day

In addition to the King, Hill and Harrison segments, Creepshow will feature stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Mallerman (Bird Box), John Skipp and Dori Miller, Christopher Buehlman, Paul Dini & Stephen Langford, John Esposito, David Schow, Bruce Jones and Rob Schrab, directed by Nicotero, Schrab, Harrison, Savini, Roxanne Benjamin and David Bruckner.

Is there a trailer?
Hell yeah there is:

How many episodes will there be and what are the stories?

Creepshow will feature 12 stories spread across six episodes. Those stories are (in alphabetical order):

All Hallows Eve

Written by: Bruce Jones

Directed by: John Harrison

Even when they’re a little too old, this group of friends still want to trick-or-treat … but getting candy isn’t all they are looking for.

Bad Wolf Down

Written by: Rob Schrab

Directed by: Rob Schrab

A group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, finds an unconventional way to even the odds.

By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

Story by: Joe Hill, adapted by Jason Ciaramella

Directed by: Tom Savini

Her dad died looking for the monster living in Lake Champlain. And now, will she?

The Companion

Story by: Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, adapted by Matt Venne

Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)

A young boy, bullied by his older brother, takes shelter in a seemingly abandoned farm, only to find there’s something still living there.

The Finger

Written by: David J. Schow (The Crow)

Directed by: Greg Nicotero

An unhappy man discovers a severed finger of some kind on the street and brings it home. Then it starts growing.

Gray Matter

Story by: Stephen King, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi

Directed by: Greg Nicotero

Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.

The House of the Head

Written by: Josh Malerman (Bird Box)

Directed by: John Harrison

Evie discovers her new dollhouse might be haunted.

Lydia Layne’s Better Half

Story by: John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, adapted by John Harrison

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)

A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée, but fails to anticipate the fallout.

The Man in the Suitcase

Written by: Christopher Buehlman

Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)

A college student brings the wrong bag home from the airport, only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside who’s afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold.

Night of the Paw

Written by: John Esposito

Directed by: John Harrison

A lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate ‘be careful what you wish for’ story.


Written by: Paul Dini & Stephen Langford

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)

A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.

Times is Tough in Musky Holler

Written by: John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story

Directed by: John Harrison

Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.

Keep visiting the Shudder blog and follow @Shudder on social media for more Creepshow updates and sneak peeks.

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