Shudder's Creepshow TV show brings the horror anthology into the 21st century, with a collection of horror shorts starring some seriously impressive actors.
The original 1982 Creepshow movie boasted six horror scripts written by horror master Stephen King and directed by zombie herder George A. Romero. Although only a moderate success on release, it became a cult hit to a generation of horror fans, thriving off horror's love of variety.
Creepshow 2019 takes that anthology spirit and expands, with a Stephen King premiere making way for a host of original and adapted stories headed up by VFX vet Greg Nicotero. The prestige is in front of the camera too, with the likes of David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer and DJ Qualls. Here's a breakdown of everybody in Shudder's Creepshow series cast in the released episodes, and who they play.
Creepshow: Gray Matter Cast & Character Guide
Based on a Stephen King short story, Gray Matter is set in a seaside town during Hurricane Charlie. A young boy, Timmy, goes to the local store and tells of his grieving father, slowly revealing a dark and paranormal secret.
Tobin Bell as Chief: A police chief living in the town. Bell is a classically trained actor infamous for playing John Kramer aka the Jigsaw killer in the Saw franchise.
Giancarlo Esposito as Doc: Another town resident, who with Chief investigates Richie's house. Esposito is best known as Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and will be seen next in Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian.
Adrienne Barbeau as Dixie: The owner of the store who listens to Timmy's story. Barbeau is a genre movie vet, appearing in 1980s classics Escape from New York, The Fog and Swamp Thing.
Christopher Nathan as Timmy: The young boy who is looking for help... in some form. Coming after bit parts in the likes of The Spectacular Now and Barley Lethal, Creepshow is Nathan's first major role.
Jesse C. Boyd as Richie: The widower who is addicted to alcohol - and much more. Boyd has appeared in a slew of Netflix Originals, including Mindhunter, Manhunt: Unabomber, and The Highwaymen.
Creepshow: The House of the Head Cast & Character Guide
In The House of the Head, Evie finds a decapitated head in her dollhouse which creates increasingly creepy vignettes... that begin to come real.
Rachel Hendrix as Marsha: Evie's mother. Hendrix is probably best known as the lead in October Baby.
David Shae as Randy: Evie's father. Shae is a TV actor with small roles in The Haunting of Hill House and The Gifted.
Guy Messenger as Mr. Ogman: The dollmaker behind the house (sort of). A character actor with experience going all the way back to Animal House.
Diane D. Carter as Cashier: Carter is a stunt performer, with experience primarily in the 1980s.