AMC’s Shudder debuted the first trailer for its new horror anthology series Creepshow ahead of the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, in addition to the series official streaming date.
The six-episode anthology is based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, and comes from Greg Nicotero, executive producer and special effects maestro for The Walking Dead. The series will feature a dozen shorts from high-profile horror writers and directors like writer Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), director Roxane Benjamin, and writer-director Rob Schrab.
Check out the trailer for Creepshow below:
The trailer gives us but a taste of the horrors to come. Opening with a little girl checking out a Victorian-style dollhouse in Josh Malerman’s story “The House Of The Head;” and heading into shots of Monkey’s Paw and…something in the basement. There is also a lot of creature feature goodness abound. The whole thing is capped off by a look at the Creep himself, which is most definitely a practical effect just like in the King/Romero original.
Shudder’s Creepshow has assembled an impressive lineup of talent that also includes the likes of Jeffrey Combs, Adrienne Barbeau, David Arquette, Giancarlo Esposito, DJ Qualls, Big Boi, Tricia Helfer, and Dana Gould.
As for Creepshow presence at San Diego Comic-Con, the panel was moderated by Los Angeles Times’ film reporter Jen Yamato, and featured cast members from the new horror series like Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer), Adrienne Barbeau (1982’s Creepshow, The Fog) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural), along with showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and bestselling horror author Joe Hill (NOS4A2).
The 12 segments will be based on stories written by acclaimed horror writers and directors consists of:
- “All Hallows Eve,” written by Bruce Jones and directed by John Harrison
- “Bad Wolf Down,” written and directed by Rob Schrab
- “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” adapted by Jason Ciaramella from a story by Joe Hill and directed by Tom Savini
- “The Companion,” adapted by Matt Venne from a story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, and directed by Dave Bruckner
- “The Finger,” written by David J. Schow and directed by Greg Nicotero
- “Gray Matter,” adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi from a story by Stephen King and directed by Greg Nicotero
- “The House of the Head,” written by Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and directed by John Harrison
- “Lydia Layne’s Better Half,” adapted by John Harrison from a story written by John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)
- “The Man in the Suitcase,” written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)
- “Night of the Paw,” written by John Esposito and directed by John Harrison
- “Skincrawlers,” written by Paul Dini & Stephen Langford, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin
- “Times is Tough in Musky Holler,” directed by John Harrison which was based on the shorty story by writers John Skipp and Dori Miller
Shudder has also released a brand new poster for the horror series.