Principal photography has begun on Creepshow TV and legendary SFX guru Greg Nicotero (the series’ show runner) has tweeted out a first look, and the image is both creepy, go figure, and a tip-of the-hat to the intro to George A. Romero’s original iconic 1982 anthology (one of my all-time evergreen favorites!). A man of few words, he let the mesmerizing image speak for itself, and simply capped it off with “Episode 1 wrapped CREEPSHOW!!!!” and a few salient hashtags.
Greg, we gotta say: We’re feeling your enthusiasm!
Greg Nicotero has been a busy bee on the highly successful zombie series The Walking Dead since 2010 in both its makeup department and as a director, where he’s helmed 30+ episodes. Now he takes the reins of the forthcoming AMC produced series as executive producer, where he is expected to direct a few episodes.
Nicotero’s adaptation will include story segments by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Nicotero himself, among others. King and Hill had memorable cameos in the original. Originally announced last July, the six-episode season will premiere later in 2019 on SHUDDER for another win! And we cannot wait!
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. 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.
— Greg Nicotero
Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King. 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.
— Craig Engler, General Manager, SHUDDER
At the 2019 TCA winter press tour, AMC, which owns Shudder, announced the following titles and writers of the Creepshow TV episodes:
– “Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
– “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
– “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms)
– “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
– “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
– “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead Webisodes)
– “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)
This list doesn’t include the episode that Stephen King will be writing.