Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’

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The campy horror classic Creepshow is back from the dead.

On Thursday, September 26, subscription streamer Shudder — which also offers the original Creepshow and Creepshow 2 movies from the 1980s– will debut the first of six weekly episodes, each consisting of two individual stories.

The show’s cast includes Scream’s David Arquette, The Fog’s Adrienne Barbeau, Saw’s Tobin Bell, X-Men’s Bruce Davison, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito and The Man in the High Castle’s DJ Qualls.

Greg Nicotero, executive producer on The Walking Dead franchise, is showrunner.

Shudder costs $5.99 a month or $56.99 annually ($4.75 a month). Each option includes a seven-day free trial. For more info, including devices, visit shudder.com.

The original Creepshow anthology film (1982) was directed by legendary horror director George A. Romero. Stephen King wrote the screenplay and also appears on-screen in one segment, “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill.” The movie also stars Hal Holbrook, E.G., Marshall, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Ed Harris and Fritz Weaver. In addition to Shudder, it can be rented starting at $2.99 from Amazon, YouTube and other providers.

Creepshow 2 (1987), also written by King and Romero, stars Dorothy Lamour in her last film role, Moonraker’s Lois Chiles and George Kennedy. Holt McCallany, who plays FBI agent Bill Tench on Netflix’s Mindhunter, is Sam Whitemoon in a story called, “Old Chief Wood’nhead.” You can watch Creepshow 2 for free, with ads, on Tubi. In addition to Shudder, you can stream it uninterrupted with an Amazon Prime subscription, or rent it starting at $2.99 from Vudu and other services.

A second film sequel, Creepshow 3 (1986), which did not feature the creative team of King and Romero, is currently unavailable to stream.

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