Shudder‘s horror anthology series Creepshow recently shoveled the final pile of dirt on its first season’s coffin when it also learned that it’s returning for a second (or “sequel”) season – not a bad way to head into the holidays and the new year. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), the series is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.
Now, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural is celebrating the news with a look back at the first season – more specifically, at the vast plethora of “Easter eggs” hidden throughout the episodes.
See how many you caught – and missed – in the clip below:
“For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love. To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”
– Greg Nicotero
Combining an “old-school” horror approach with a modern take of some classic themes, Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series has been feeling the love from fans and critics alike. Watched by more than 50% of the streaming service’s members, the series is sitting “horrifically pretty” with a “92% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board. Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”
– Craig Engler, GM, Shudder
This season of Shudder’s Creepshow starred David Arquette (Scream films), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw films), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman, and others. Nicotero’s Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX Group will again serve as creature creators.
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.