Shudder's Creepshow anthology series has just added many more cast members. Outkast's Big Boi and Kid Cudi are two Grammy Award winning new additions to the cast, along with Re-Animator's Jeffrey Combs. Bruce Davison (X-Men) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle) are also onboard. Showrunner Greg Nicotero had this to say about the new members of the cast.
"Very excited to have these talented folks as a part of Creepshow! Never hurts to call your pals and ask them to come have some fun for a few days."
As for friends, Greg Nicotero certainly has quite a few in high places. Bruce Davison will star in the episode Night of the Paw, which was written by John Esposito. Kid Cudi and Jeffrey Combs are set to star in an episode titled Bad Wolf Down, which was written and directed by Rob Schrab. Big Boi is featured in the episode titled The Man in the Suitcase. The episode is directed by Dave Bruckner from a script written by Christopher Buehlman. And finally, DJ Qualls will star in The Finger, which is a previously unannounced Creepshow story written by David J. Schow and directed by Nicotero.
Creepshow episode The Man In The Suitcase centers on a college student who mistakenly grabs the wrong bag at the airport. In the mysterious bag is a "pretzeled man trapped inside" with a "strange condition that turns his pain into gold." It's unclear which role Big Boi will have in the episode. Bad Wolf Down takes place during World War II and is about some American soldiers who get stuck behind enemy lines. However, they end up finding "an unconventional way to even the odds." It's believed Kid Cudi and Jeffrey Combs are soldiers in the episode.
Night of the Paw is described as the "the ultimate 'be careful what you wish for' story" and it stars Bruce Davidson. As for DJ Qualls' episode The Finger, it's about a man who comes across a severed finger and watches it grow into "a loyal companion with some deadly quirks." Each one of the upcoming Creepshow episodes sounds right on brand with the original movies from the 1980s, which should be welcome news for horror fans.
In addition to the aforementioned Creepshow episodes, Stephen King's Gray Matter is an episode, along with his son Joe Hill's By The Silver Water Of Lake Champlain. Hill actually starred in the original 1982 movie as the young comic-book fan Billy. George A. Romero directed the movie from stories written by King, who made his screenwriting debut with the anthology movie. Creepshow is expected to premiere on Shudder later this year. You can check out Greg Nicotero's Instagram announcement with the latest members of the cast.