There’s a very special place in the hearts of horror fans for George A Romero and Stephen King’s classic anthology horror movie Creepshow, and it sounds like horror streaming service Shudder feels the same way.
EW reports that Shudder has greenlit an anthology TV series inspired by Creepshow that will come from genre legend Greg Nicotero. For the uninitiated, Creepshow was a love letter to the EC horror comics of the 50s that scared the wits out of kids and deeply upset their parents. The movie was colourful, funny and actually pretty damn creepy in places, with a starry cast that included the likes of Ted Danson, Ed Harris, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Halbrook, Leslie Nielsen and King himself as the unfortunate alien moss-host Jordy Verrill.
Nicotero’s history with Romero goes all the way back the start of his career, and EW notes that he met Tom Savini for the first time while visiting the set. He said “Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honoured to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.” The special effects wizard and Walking Dead producer will direct, executive produce and supervise the show.
Creepshow would have a sequel in 1987 that was written by Romero based on King’s stories, but directed by Michael Gornick. It’s definitely not as good as the first but ‘The Raft’ story is an all-time great. Then there’s the 2007 Creepshow 3 that had no involvement from the duo at all and we’d really prefer not to talk about that at all, to be honest.
Keep up with the latest horror news with the new issue of SciFiNow.