Greg Nicotero is bringing Creepshow—the 1982 feature-length anthology from Stephen King and George A. Romero—back from the dead for Shudder, and he’s assembled a murderer’s row of stories and storytellers to help with all that horror. Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, AMC announced that production has begun on Creepshow in Atlanta, as well as a line-up of horror tales that the six-episode series will adapt in segments.
Spoilers: The line-up owns.
- “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)
The series will also feature an adaptation of an “as-yet-unannounced” Stephen King story, which, if you’re familiar with the short story and novel output of Stephen King, only leaves us with several hundred options. With absolutely no reason to believe this would happen, I personally have fingers crossed for a take on “The Jaunt”, a 1981 King short that severely messed me up and continues to mess me up to this day.
“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,” Greg Nicotero said in a statement. “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.”
The Emmy-winning Nicotero will direct several segments from the series in addition to his executive-producer duties. Joining him behind the camera is David Bruckner—who helmed Netflix’s stellar creature-feature The Ritual—Roxanne Benjamin (XX), Rob Schrab (Community), and John Harrison, who was First Assistant Director on the original Creepshow.