Creepshow is back
Executive producer Greg Nicotero has released the first official image for the Creepshow television remake show of the original film. Nicotero showed off the remade ghastly figured that haunted the original movie on his Instagram. He also added “Episode 1 wrapped CREEPSHOW!!!!” in the captions. Creepshow will premiere on the streaming service Shudder. It will keep the same horror anthology vibe as the original with six different episodes by six different directors.
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Comicbook.com has some interesting insight of Nicotero’s love for the original Creepshow. “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,” Nicotero shared in a statement. “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.”
The original Creepshow movie (1982) was formatted to homage the horror comics that were supremely popular in the 1950s, featuring 5 short horror stories. Directed by non-other than the zombie king himself George A. Romero and written by horror legend Steven King. It also stars the likes of Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson and also features Stephen King in his acting debut. Then sequels followed. It even inspired the television show Tales from the Darkside.
The new incarnation of Creepshow should premier late in 2019 on the Shudder streaming service. I am a big fan of the old horror anthologies series and hope the new Creepshow continues to pay homage those roots. Are you a fan of the original Creepshow? Are you excited about this new incarnation? Let us know in the comments.