Many will recall the 1982 Creepshow anthology film from George A. Romero and Stephen King, which starred a bevy of screen favorites. Well, prepare to be creeped out all over again! The horror favorite Creepshow is making its comeback, this time in television form. And, it is doing so in the hands of a guy who is familiar with bringing horror to life, The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero. So, where can you watch it? Here is what you need to know.
The Creepshow television series will premiere on AMC's premium streaming service, Shudder. The Walking Dead's special effects makeup maestro Greg Nicotero will helm the series. Nicotero will wear many hats for the show, taking on directing duties, as well as executive producing the series. He will also advise on the series' "creative elements." The setup for the show is intriguing. Like the film, it will be an anthology series with each episode telling an "original fun and scary" story.
The Amazon horror series Lore took the same approach with its episodes. For Creepshow, a new director will tackle each episode. Greg Nicotero is set to direct the series opener. His company, KNB EFX Group Inc., will also handle the creature and makeup effects for Creepshow. News of the series using makeup-based special effects will undoubtedly be met with enthusiasm. With more and more emphasis on CGI, the makeup world has seen a lot of competition from computer-generated effects.
Disney's live-action film adaptation of Beauty and The Beast used CGI to conjure the Beast, instead of good old-fashioned makeup effects, which, unlike CGI, tends to withstand the test of time much better. Creepshow will not face that issue thanks to its decision to embrace the use of special effects' more tangible approach. With two sequel films and a spin-off comic book to its name, the Creepshow franchise has a lot of fans who will undoubtedly welcome the television show.
There are lots of things left to anticipate, along with the idea of the show itself. There are the episodic story reveals, the list of directors and talent the series will eventually lineup. Given Greg Nicotero's connection to The Walking Dead, fans are likely hoping that some of the smash hit's cast members could make an appearance, as well as some of the stars from the Creepshow movies. While this is a reboot of sorts, bringing Creepshow from the movie screen to the television screen has the potential to be scary good stuff.