Shudder is messing around with their revival of Creepshow, based on the 1982 film of the same name. The network previously announced Tricia Helfer, David Arquette, and Dana Gould would appear alongside some of the original film’s stars: Tobin Bell, Giancarlo Esposito, and Adrianne Barbeau. Then, this week they upped the ante by announcing Kid Cudi, Boi Boi, Jeffry Combs, Bruce Davison, and DJ Qualls are all set to appear as well.
Creepshow will follow in the film’s footsteps to tell multiple horror stories in an anthology format. The series’ first season will tell 12 stories across six episodes. Alongside the casting announcement, Shudder also released details of the twelve horror stories that will be featured on the show’s first season:
‘All Hallows Eve:’ written by Bruce Jones and directed by John Harrison – Even though they’re a little too old, this group of friends still want to trick-or-treat but getting candy isn’t all they are looking for.
‘Bad Wolf Down:’ written and directed by Rob Schrab – A group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, finds an unconventional way to even the odds.
‘By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain:’ adapted by Jason Ciaramella from a story by Joe Hill and directed by Tom Savini – Her dad died looking for the monster living at the bottom of Lake Champlain, and now, will she?
‘The Companion:’ adapted by Matt Venne from a story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, and directed by Dave Bruckner – A young boy, bullied by his older brother, sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a supernatural force.
‘The Finger:’ written by David J. Schow and directed by Greg Nicotero – An unhappy man discovers a severed, inhuman appendage on the street and brings it home, where it grows into a loyal companion with some deadly quirks.
‘Gray Matter:’ adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi from a story by Stephen King and directed by Greg Nicotero – Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.
‘The House of the Head:’ written by Josh Malerman and directed by John Harrison – Evie discovers her new dollhouse might be haunted.
‘Lydia Layne’s Better Half:‘ adapted by John Harrison from a story written by John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin – A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.
‘The Man in the Suitcase:’ written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner – A college student brings the wrong bag home from the airport only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside, afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold.
‘Night of the Paw:’ written by John Esposito and directed by John Harrison – A lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate ‘be careful what you wish for’ story.
‘Skincrawlers:’ written by Paul Dini & Stephen Langford, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin – A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.
‘Times is Tough in Musky Holler:’ directed by John Harrison, based on the short story by writers John Skipp and Dori Miller – Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.
Creepshow has yet to receive a release date but it’s expected before the end of the year. Most likely, sometime around Halloween.