Creepshow is coming back, and we could not be more excited. Shudder is bringing the anthology series back in 2019, with executive producer and director Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, lots of other things)in the drivers seat. He will be in attendance at the Shudder panel at this weekend’s New York Comic Con (for those going, Thursday at 4:15 EST in room 1A10). Ahead of that, Shudder released an awesome poster on Entertainment Weekly by artist Tim Bradstreet for the show that will also be available at their booth as a giveaway. Check it out below!
“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 original Creepshow film was released in 1982 and was directed by the late horror icon George A. Romero. The screenplay was written by Stephen King, who also had a role in the film. It is an homage to the old EC and DC Comics horror stories of the 1950’s and is one of the more beloved horror anthology films ever made. It is a little crazy that it took so long for this to come together, but it has the potential to be really, really special.
If you are heading to NYCC and want a copy of this poster, they will be giving out 500 of them at the Shudder booth. Some of them will be signed by Nicotero himself, given at random.
Creepshow debuts on Shudder in 2019.