Shudder’s Creepshow is an anthology horror series, an update of the 1980s movies from the disturbed minds of Stephen King and George A Romero
Each episode has two 22 minute stories of paranormal, horror or just right weird.
Craig Engler, GM of Shudder had this to say about the series. “For us, Halloween starts now, and this year we’re going all out with our most ambitious project yet, an original Creepshow series from Greg Nicotero featuring stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale and Josh Malerman.”
Episode 1: “Grey Matter” / “House Of The Dead”
So episode 1 of the new series of Creepshow on Shudder blasted onto my TV (care of a Shudder subscription through Amazon). I wasn’t too sure what to expect as I was a fan of the original Movies from the 1980s in which the individual stories were given a little more scope. In this duo of tales Grey Matter, written by Stephen King himself, was a creepy tale of a gentleman who is infected by a strange substance. The story was not very compelling though, but the visuals and cast were top notch. The second story was a lot more involving as a girl watched the occupants of her dolls house respond to a rather creepy severed head that just appears one day.
Episode. 2: “Bad Wolf Down” / “The Finger” (Premiers 3rd October 2019)
Episode. 3: “All Hallows’ Eve” / “The Man in the Suitcase” (Premiers 10th October 2019)
Episode. 4: “The Companion” / “Lydia Layne’s Better Half” (Premiers 17th October 2019)
Episode. 5: “Night of the Paw” / “Times is Tough in Musky Holler” (Premiers 24th October 2019)
Episode. 6: “Skincrawlers” / “By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain” (Premiers 31st October 2019)
The talent behind this project includes episodes directed by Nicotero, Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock), David Bruckner (The Ritual), John Harrison (Book of Blood), Tom Savini (1990‘s Night of the Living Dead) and Rob Schrab (Community), and starring David Arquette (Scream franchise), Big Boi (a.k.a. Antwan Patton), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (a.k.a. Scott Mescudi), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle).