(Above: ‘Castle Rock’)
With the Stephen King/J.J. Abrams horror series Castle Rock set to premiere on Hulu this coming Wednesday, July 25, fellow subscription streamer Shudder has announced plans to resurrect the 1982 Stephen King/George A. Romero horror anthology film Creepshow (trailer below) as a series for 2019.
It doesn’t look like King will be involved in the new version, to be executive produced by Greg Nicotero, who held the same role on The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead for Shudder’s sister service AMC.
But Nicotero does have a past connection with the Creepshow franchise. In 1987, he handled special effects and makeup effects for the sequel Creepshow 2, another King/Romero collaboration. Shudder subscribers can stream that film right now. Non-subscribers can rent Creepshow and Creepshow 2 for $2.99 each from Vudu. You can also watch Creepshow 2 free right here:
Nicotero himself is set to direct the first episode of the new Creepshow.
Hulu’s Castle Rock, not an anthology, consists of 10 hour-long episodes interweaving characters from King stories set in the fictional Maine town of the title. The all-star cast includes André Holland (Kevin in the Oscar-winning Moonlight, 2016), Sissy Spacek (an Oscar winner as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, 1980), Melanie Lynskey (Rose on Two and a Half Men), Scott Glenn (Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff, 1983, and Stick in Netflix’s current Daredevil series), and Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise in It, 2017).
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