It’s my favorite time of year for spooky fun programming, and Shudder is rocking the news today with season three of their record-breaking anthology series, Creepshow, executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). The series premieres Thursday, September 23.
Creepshow also is a 1982 American horror-comedy anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. This series pays homage to that film and the horror comics of the 1950s, such as Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and The Haunt of Fear.
And HBO featured Tales from The Crypt every Friday night for seven seasons, beginning in 1989 with the cackling Cryptkeeper as the host.
About Creepshow for Shudder
A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page.
Back in July at San Diego Comic-Con lineup, show EP and award-winning makeup artist Greg Nicotero was joined by writer Mattie Do, director Rusty Cundieff, and actors Michael Rooker (‘Drug Traffic’ episode) and James Remar (‘Skeletons in the Closet’ episode) for a panel on what is to come.
Nicotero said at Comic-Con, “Mr. Rooker and I have killed a lot of zombies together (Walking Dead).”
He added: “There’s a Joe Hill story called ‘Mums’ that Rusty [Cundieff] directed. Ethan Embry stars in, [and] there are a couple of original stories. The story that James [Remar] stars in is called ‘Skeletons in the closet’ about a prop collector who, as it turns out, is such a fanatical fan that he digs up skeletons that were used in movies to add to his prop collection. So it’s loosely based on the legend that in Dawn of the Dead and Poltergeist, they used real skeletons as props for movies. So I always loved the idea of like, ‘Wait? That was a person and their skeleton was used?'”
Cundieff, who went to high school with Nicotero, directed Mums in season three, a script Nicotero wrote based on the Joe Hill story. Cundieff said: “It was quite a blast actually, that one the script was fantastic, the words were just all on the page, so it was just a matter of as it often is with a good script when you’re directing, don’t make bad choices. And the cast was fantastic. We had Molly Ringwald there, and this young lady named Maddie Nichols played the lead in that, and she was just fantastic. Her delivery and everything was great, so for me, it was just a matter of making sure that I got all the moments and then enjoying all the practical mayhem of blood and guts and vampire teeth that Greg’s crack team allowed us to show. It’s not that often that you get to work with practical effects
nowadays, because everything is so digital and so processed in, so it was a blast.”
Shudder released today the trailer and key art for season three of Creepshow, executive produced by Nicotero, coming to the horror streamer on Thursday, September 23 on Shudder and via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle.
Previously announced season three guest stars include Michael Rooker, James Remar, Johnathon Schaech, Reid Scott, Hannah Fierman, King Bach, and Ethan Embry.
Check out the cool preview here:
Season 3 premieres on September 23 on Shudder.
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