A new generation of horror has risen from the dead in the first trailer for Shudder’s Creepshow original series. The trailer made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, during the show’s panel, which was attended by recent Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), DJ Qualls (The Man In the High Castle), as well as original Creepshow star Adrienne Barbeau. The panel also welcomed showrunner Greg Nicotero and horror author Joe Hill (who also appeared in the original 1982 film).
The new Creepshow series is perhaps the most anticipated original to come to Shudder since the genre-based streaming service debuted. The horror anthology has long been a favorite of horror fans everywhere, partly because it was written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero, and partly because it (and its sequel) featured some of the most memorable and entertaining, bite-sized horror stories in recent memory. And from the look of the first trailer, Shudder’s Creepshow is set to pick up where the film franchise left off.
While TV continues its love affair with reboots and revivals, the resurrection of Creepshow feels a little different. Perhaps that’s because the only real connective tissue in the anthological format is the Creep — the undead watcher of the unfortunate souls who’s fates are decided in often cruel ways in each story — which allows the new series to feel more like a continuation than the usual reboot or revival. And the new trailer certainly seems to suggest that to be the case. Check out the full trailer for Shudder’s Creepshow below, and read some of the more recently announced titles that will be a part of season 1.
“The first season will also feature segments based on stories by award-winning and acclaimed writers including “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill, “The Companion” by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale, “The Finger” by David J. Schow, “Lydia Layne’s Better Half” by John Harrison and Greg Nicotero, “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito, “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab, “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones, “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman, “Times is Tough in Musky Holler” by John Skipp and Dori Miller, and “Skincrawlers” Paul Dini and Stephen Langford.”
Shudder has certainly gone all out with regard to securing the right kind of talent to bring the series back to life. In addition to adapting one of King’s short stories, ‘Gray Matter,’ Creepshow has an impressive lineup of writers and directors set to make viewers scream, laugh, and maybe just make their skin crawl a bit, too.
Creepshow season 1 premieres in September exclusively on Shudder.