This has me as giddy as a schoolgirl and ready to buy a subscription to Shudder. The streaming service has announced that it's relaunch/reboot/new series based on the movie Creepshow has started production.
I don't know what it is, but I am in love with short form horror. As you may remember from the George Romero/Stephen King Creepshow, the stories were told in this format. Even better, the whole thing was inspired by horror comics which added a great element to the stories.
So, how can I get more excited about this? Well, King is back for at least one story and his son, my current favorite writer, Joe Hill has already committed to one as well. Now, let's stop right there and put a little trivia down: in the original Creepshow, not only did King play a part, his son Joe Hill played the part of the little boy (Billy) who was the backbone of the wrap around segments.
So what about/who's Greg Nicotero? Well for you newbs, he's the main man over at The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. He even got his start in special makeup effects working under the legendary Tom Savini.
The point I'm trying to make with all of this is, this project has horror d.n.a. running through ever single little inch of it. Right now there are plans for six episodes (with the aforementioned multiple segments).
Here are the segments so far:
● “By the 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 )