We recently passed along word that Shudder's upcoming series based on George A. Romero and Stephen King's classic horror movie anthology, Creepshow has added Kid Cudi, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Davison, and DJ Qualls to their cast. And today we have word that Shudder has announced all twelve segments that will make up the show's six-episode first season. They are as follows.
"All Hallows Eve" written by Bruce Jones and directed by John Harrison. This entry follows a group of friends who, even though they're a little too old to trick-or-treat, still want to. But getting candy isn't all they are looking for. Then there's "Gray Matter" which is based on a story by Stephen King and adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. Greg Nicotero himself directs this segment which centers on Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, who brave a storm to check on Richie, a single alcoholic father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. First published in 1973, the story was part of King's best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.
Next, we have "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain", which is written by Jason Ciaramella based on a story by Joe Hill. Tom Savini directs this segment which follows a girl whose father died looking for the monster living at the bottom of Lake Champlain, and now, will she? And then there's "The House of the Head" written by Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and directed by John Harrison. This segment focuses on a girl named Evie, who discovers her new dollhouse might be haunted.
From there, the first season will also tell the tale of "The Companion" based on a story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, and Keith Lansdale, and adapted by Matt Venne. The Ritual helmer Dave Bruckner directs this entry which follows a young boy, bullied by his older brother, who sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a supernatural force. Then there's "Lydia Layne's Better Half" written by John Harrison based on a story he co-wrote along with Greg Nicotero. Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock) directs the entry which follows a powerful woman who fails to anticipate the fallout after denying her protégée and lover a promotion.
Rounding out the first season will be Benjamin's "Skincrawlers" written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford which centers on a man who considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications. And John Harrison's "Times is Tough in Musky Holler" which follows a town's leaders getting a taste of their own medicine after controlling the area through fear and intimidation. This segment is written by John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story.
On top of that, we've already let you guys know about some of the other entries such as "The Man In The Suitcase" written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner (The Ritual), "Bad Wolf Down" written and directed by Rob Schrab, "Night of the Paw" written by John Esposito and directed by John Harrison, and "The Finger" by David J. Schow (The Crow) and directed by Greg Nicotero. "The Man In The Suitcase" focuses on a college student who brings the wrong bag home from the airport only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside, afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold. Meanwhile, "The Finger" is about an unhappy man who discovers a severed, inhuman appendage on the street and brings it home, where it grows into a loyal companion with some deadly quirks. Then, "Bad Wolf Down" follows a group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, who find an unconventional way to even the odds. And "Night of the Paw" is about a lonely mortician who finds company in the ultimate 'be careful what you wish for' story.
Greg Nicotero is an executive producer on Shudder's Creepshow along with Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Eric Woods, Brian Witten, Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani, Russell Binder, and Marc Mostman. The Cartel produces this new take on the classic horror anthology film by George A. Romero and Stephen King along with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment. Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later this year. This update comes to us via Shudder.