It’s no secret if you’re a horror fan and if you’ve been paying attention to social media, then you know all about Greg Nicotero directing episodes of CREEPSHOW for AMC’s Shudder TV.
The episodes are currently filming in Atlanta, but additional locations out side of Georgia are being considered.
Per EW, Creepshow is paying homage to the horror comics of the 1950s, the original Creepshow featured segments written by Stephen King and was directed by a fellow horror legend, Night of the Living Dead filmmaker George A. Romero. The movie starred Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, and King himself, and it spawned two sequels and a spin-off comic. Shudder is owned by AMC Networks and specializes in thriller, suspense, and horror fare.
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Nicotero stated “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 upcoming episodes include :
The six-episode season, which began production in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month, will feature a variety of talented writers penning the episodes, with one episode being based on the Stephen King short story “Survivor Type” from the collection Skeleton Crew. The other episodes include:
“Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill ( NOS4A2 )
“House of the Head” by Josh Malerman ( Bird Box )
“The Companion” by Joe Lansdale ( The Bottoms )
“The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman ( The Lesser Dead )
“All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones ( The Hitchhiker )
“Night of the Paw” by John Esposito ( The Walking Dead: Webisodes )
“Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab ( Monster House )
The show will be produced by The Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment.
“The Cartel is excited to bring the iconic Creepshow brand to Shudder as a series,” said Cartel CEO Stan Spry. “There is no better person to be the creative force behind this new production than Greg Nicotero. His experience and leadership will ensure that the series is of the highest quality and will help to excite horror fans around the world.”