The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero to transform Creepshow into a TV series

I love a good horror anthology flick, and George A. Romero & Stephen King's CREEPSHOW still holds a very special place in my heart as it was one of the first horror movies I ever saw. CREEPSHOW is set to make a return as it's been announced that the streaming service Shudder has given a green light to a TV series inspired by the film which will be executive produced by The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero.

"Creepshow is a project very close to my heart!" said Nicotero. "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 honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created." In addition to serving as executive-producer, Greg Nicotero will also direct the first episode as well as oversee the creative elements of the series. Each episode of the series will tell original stories and will be helmed by a different director. In a statement, Shudder general manager Craig Engler added:

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.

The original 1982 film, as well as its 1987 sequel, is a hell of a lot of fun, and features an awesome cast which includes Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Ed Harris, and Stephen King himself. CREEPSHOW was heavily inspired by the horror comics of the '50s and most of the stories are approached with a sense of humor and love of the macabre. It's still a little too early to tell whether Nicotero will still embrace that sense of fun or opt for something more serious, but I'd imagine we'll hear more soon as the series is set to debut on Shudder in 2019.

Which CREEPSHOW segment is your favourite?



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