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30 Sep 2019

Home Video Review: 'Creepshow' Gets a Great New Life as a Series on the Shudder Streaming Service

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A scene from the first episode of Creepshow. A scene from the first episode of Creepshow.

George Romero’s Creepshow, released in 1982, is an all-time-great horror movie—easily the man’s best film outside of the zombie genre he helped create. With a screenplay by Stephen King, the anthology film was based on EC Comics, and it was camp horror at its best.

Shudder, the horror/thriller streaming service, is releasing six episodes of a reboot series, with the help of Greg Nicotero as an executive producer and sometime director. Nicotero, the gore maestro behind the makeup effects on The Walking Dead, has an undying love for the comics, the film and the genre.

That love is evident in the first episode of the show, which presents two stories. The first, Gray Matter, is directed by Nicotero, and it feels very much like a continuation of Romero’s film. For starters, it’s based on a short story by King. On top of that, it co-stars Adrienne Barbeau, who played a big part in the original Creepshow’s best segment, The Crate. The second story is also a good one, featuring a haunted doll house.

Unlike Netflix, Shudder doesn’t release all of the episodes at once: You will have to be patient, as a single new episode will be released on a weekly basis (on Thursdays), just like in olden times.

Creepshow is now streaming on Shudder.

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