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Old 07-18-18, 06:21 PM
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Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

http://ew.com/tv/2018/07/18/creepsho...greg-nicotero/


If you don't know what Shudder is, it's a horror streaming service owned by AMC. It's horror movies 24/7 and they also have live channels. It's like $5 per month. I paid $25 for an annual subscription. It's dirt cheap and a great deal if you're a horror fan.

The streaming service Shudder has given the green light to a Creepshow TV series inspired by the classic 1982 horror anthology film of the same name, EW can exclusively reveal. Greg Nicotero, the Walking Dead executive producer and makeup effects wizard, is attached to direct, executive-produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.

A homage to the horror comics of the 1950s, the original Creepshow featured segments written by Stephen King and was directed by a fellow horror legend, Night of the Living Dead filmmaker George A. Romero. The movie starred Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, and King himself, and it spawned two sequels and a spin-off comic. Shudder is owned by AMC Networks (home of The Walking Dead) and specializes in thriller, suspense, and horror fare.

“Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler said in a statement. “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.”

“Creepshow is a project very close to my heart!” said Nicotero, who met his makeup effects mentor Tom Savini while visiting the set of the film and later collaborated with Romero on the zombie movies Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead, among other projects. “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.”

The new Creepshow series is scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019. Each episode will tell original stories and be helmed by a different filmmaker, with Nicotero directing the first episode. His company KNB EFX Group will also handle the creature and makeup effects.

The show will be produced by The Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment.

“The Cartel is excited to bring the iconic Creepshow brand to Shudder as a series,” said Cartel CEO Stan Spry. “There is no better person to be the creative force behind this new production than Greg Nicotero. His experience and leadership will ensure that the series is of the highest quality and will help to excite horror fans around the world.”
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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

Another $&#%* streaming service?
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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Another $&#%* streaming service?
Shudder has been around for almost 3 years.

If youíre disappointed that itís a streaming exclusive show, then thatís an entirely different argument.
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PRODUCTION STARTS ON GREG NICOTERO'S "CREEPSHOW" ANTHOLOGY SERIES FOR SHUDDER

FIRST SEASON TO INCLUDE STORIES BY STEPHEN KING, JOE HILL, JOSH MALERMAN & JOE LANSDALE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, announced today that production has begun on its first long-form original TV series, Creepshow , in Atlanta, GA. Executive produced by The Walking Dead 's Greg Nicotero, the horror series is based on the iconic 1982 anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.

The six-episode season will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including:

∑ "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 )


"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," said executive producer Greg Nicotero. "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."

In addition to his EP duties, Nicotero will direct some of the series. Other installments will be helmed by David Bruckner, director of the acclaimed horror film The Ritual ; Roxanne Benjamin, director of segments of Southbound and XX ; and Rob Schrab, whose numerous TV directing credits include Ghosted and Community . John Harrison, who was the first assistant director for George Romero on the original Creepshow movie (and who also composed the film's theme), will be directing a story he co-wrote with Nicotero.

Nicotero's Oscar(R) and multiple Emmy(R) award-winning company, KNB EFX GROUP Inc., will be handling Creepshow 's Creature and Make-Up Effects.

"We're thrilled to have Greg Nicotero on board to transform Creepshow into a series, featuring stories by giants in the horror field like Stephen King and Joe Hill, as well as a fantastic lineup of writers, directors and special effects wizards," said Shudder GM Craig Engler. "This a dream series for fans of the original movies and for anyone who wants to experience 'the most fun you can have being scared.'"

The DNA of the original movie is firmly embedded in the new series: in addition to King and Harrison's return to the franchise, fans will recall that Joe Hill, King's son, played comic-book-loving "Billy" in the 1982 film's wrap-around segments. Nicotero also provided make-up effects on the 1987 follow-up, Creepshow 2 , among his earliest screen credits.

Additional stories and directors, as well as key casting, will be announced later this year.

Shudder's Creepshow will be produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment. Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later this year.


Read more at Breaking News - Production Starts on Greg Nicotero's "Creepshow" Anthology Series for Shudder | TheFutonCritic.com
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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

IIRC, Amazon Prime members get the service for free (?).
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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

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IIRC, Amazon Prime members get the service for free (?).
No, Shudder is not free. It's $5/month or you can get a yearly discount if you subscribe directly with them.
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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

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No, Shudder is not free. It's $5/month or you can get a yearly discount if you subscribe directly with them.
Agree
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No, Shudder is not free. It's $5/month or you can get a yearly discount if you subscribe directly with them.
Thanks for the correction.
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Huh? Agree with what?

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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

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re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

FYI. For those with a Shudder subscription, this premieres Thursday at 3am ET

It's a 6 episode season and 1 episode with 2 stories will be posted per week.

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I tried the first episode, it wasn't bad I'll watch the short season.
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Re: Creepshow (Shudder) - anthology series from EP Greg Nicotero -- premieres 9/26/19

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IIRC, Amazon Prime members get the service for free (?).
how do we get for free? i don't even see show on Amazon site...
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There's a 7 day free trial. It is not free for Prime members.
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There's a 7 day free trial. It is not free for Prime members.
gotcha. thanks.
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I have Shudder already and don't see it on the amazon site, either.
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Anybody watch this? I thought it was a lot of fun even though the ending of Gray Matter was a little rushed. House of the head was great, although I didnít love the ending of that one either
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Anybody watch this? I thought it was a lot of fun even though the ending of Gray Matter was a little rushed. House of the head was great, although I didnít love the ending of that one either
I was pretty disappointed overall. I liked seeing the cast in "Gray Matter" but the story seemed off and paled next to "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" which is an inevitable comparison. "The House of the Head" had potential but made no sense and wasn't creepy or scary in the least. Felt like a mash-up of Mr. Bill (look it up kids) and Robot Chicken. I'll keep watching as the comic book intros and outros are just too damn nostalgic.
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I was pretty disappointed overall. I liked seeing the cast in "Gray Matter" but the story seemed off and paled next to "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" which is an inevitable comparison. "The House of the Head" had potential but made no sense and wasn't creepy or scary in the least. Felt like a mash-up of Mr. Bill (look it up kids) and Robot Chicken. I'll keep watching as the comic book intros and outros are just too damn nostalgic.
I was pretty disappointed too. Gray Matter was just weird and seemed like it was a movie edited down with most of the story taken out. Second one was a bit better but nothing memorable.
I did like some of the tie-ins to the original. Made me smile.
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Yeah, the more I consider it, the first episode pretty much sucked. I’m an easy mark for horror, and comic book related things, but it was very disappointing. Fwiw, what I just wrote in the horror challenge thread:

Just watched the first episode of the new Creepshow on Shudder and was not very impressed.

The connecting segments/opening/closing are weak with no dialogue and poor comic art, just hints of the original and attempting to be nostalgic and atmospheric I guess, but just blah.

Enjoyed seeing Tobin Bell and Adrienne Barbeau in the first story, but the story was predictable as hell with not much punch.

The second story had a great premise and could have been great, but I found the ending abrupt and lame.

I’ll watch another episode and see if it improves, but not a good start at all imho.
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