AMC Networks‘ Shudder continues to get creepier and creepier – in a good way! The premium streaming service’s horror anthology reboot of 1982’s Creepshow has unveiled three new additions to the cast, as well as the names for three more of the series’ 12-episode order. David Arquette (Scream, Ready to Rumble), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer), and Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) are set to join the project from executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) – and here’s a look at their respective episodes:
Directed by John Harrison and written by John Skipp and Dori Miller (from their short story), Arquette’s “Times Is Tough in Musky Holler” tells the story of leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.
Written by John Harrison (based on a story by Harrison and Nicotero) and directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock), Helfer’s “Lydia Layne’s Better Half” centers on a powerful woman who denies a promotion to her protégée and lover – but fails to anticipate the fallout.
Written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford and directed by Benjamin, Gould’s “Skincrawlers” focuses on a man who considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.
“Part of what makes Creepshow fun is getting a chance to work with some terrific actors who also love the genre. It adds that level of excitement when we get to share our collective love for horror in this fashion. David and I have worked together before and Dana Gould might be my equal in terms of all things horror. Then bring Tricia into the mix and Creepshow just shines. Getting to watch her exude power, grace and intensity in a story I wrote can’t be matched.”
– Greg Nicotero
In early April, it was announced that Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Swamp Thing), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Tobin Bell (Sawfranchise) would headline “Gray Matter” for the horror anthology. Later that same mont, horror icon Tom Savini revealed he is directing the Joe Hill-penned segment “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.”
Here’s a look at the 11 confirmed segments for the season, with one additional episode yet to be revealed:
● “Gray Matter” by Stephen King (adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi)
● “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill
● “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman
● “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale
● “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman
● “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones
● “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito
● “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab
● “Times Is Tough in Musky Holler” by John Skip
● “Lydia Layne’s Better Half” by John Harrison (based on a story by Harrison and Nicotero)
● “Skincrawlers” by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford
Creepshow is 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; 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.