The latest Creepshow trailer previews all twelve terrifying tales. Shudder has released the new trailer ahead of the series launch next week. Overall, the new look provides a better overview of what horror fans are going to be in for. It also reveals the heavy hitters behind each story, which is more than impressive. Greg Nicotero was able to get some amazing talent in to craft this inaugeral episodes, including Joe Hill and Stephen King.
Shudder's Creepshow series aims to bring the iconic horror anthology big screen adaptations to the small screen for a new generation. George A. Romero directed the first installment from a screenplay by Stephen King. The original 1982 movie was King's first time writing a screenplay and he's back around to help lend a hand with the series. Creepshow is all set to star David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, and DJ Qualls.
The Creepshow episodes include, All Hallows Eve, which was written by Bruce Jones and directed by John Harrison, Bad Wolf Down was written and directed by Rob Schrab, By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain was adapted by Jason Ciaramella from a story by Joe Hill and directed by Tom Savini. The Companion was adapted by Matt Venne from a story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, and Keith Lansdale, and directed by Dave Bruckner. The Finger was written by David J. Schow and directed by Greg Nicotero, while Gray Matter was adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi from a story by Stephen King and directed by Greg Nicotero. The House of the Head was written by Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and directed by John Harrison.
Lydia Layne's Better Half was adapted by John Harrison from a story written by John Harrison and Greg Nicotero, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock). The Man in the Suitcase was written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner, Night of the Paw was written by John Esposito and directed by John Harrison, Skincrawlers was written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. Finally, Times is Tough in Musky Holler was directed by John Harrison which was based on the shorty story by writers John Skipp and Dori Miller.
Early reviews for the Creepshow pilot have proven to be mostly positive. The short story format has been praised for keeping everything concise and the pilot reportedly has two pretty spooky tails right off the bat. The first episode, Gray Matter, is directed by Greg Nicotero and is based on Stephen King's story, so they were going for the big guns right away.
Greg Nicotero has confirmed that an ashtray that appeared in each segment of the original Creepshow movie will be featured in the new series, which is a nice tip of the hat to George A. Romero. Nicotero and Romero worked together on 1985's Day of the Dead and 1987's Creepshow 2, along with several more projects down the line. With that being said, there is pressure to get the Creepshow series done right, and horror fans are going to be watching very carefully. While we wait for the series to premiere next week, you can check out the latest trailer below, thanks to the Shudder YouTube channel.