As CREEPSHOW Starts Production, Here's Information on the Horror Stories Being Adapted
The Walking Dead producer Greg Nicotero has started production on his Creepshow anthology series for Shudder. The series is inspired by the classic 1982 Stephen King and George A. Romero anthology film.
King and and his son Joe Hill are involved with the development of the series along with Bird Box author Josh Malerman, Cold in July writer Joe Lansdale, and more. As the show begins production, we have a list of stories that are being adapted for the show.
It was already reported that one of the episodes would be an adaptation of King’s “Survivor Type,” which tells the horrific tale of a man who is shipwrecked on on island who is forced to eat his own body parts in order to survive.
Here are the other stories that are being adapted. Thanks to /Film we have story summaries for many of them.
By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain by Joe Hill (NOS4A2):
Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, when they make the find of the century: a dead plesiosaur, the size of a two-ton truck, washed up on the sand. With the fog swirling about them, they make their plans, fight to defend their discovery, and face for the first time the enormity of mortality itself… all unaware of what else might be out there in the silver water of Lake Champlain.
House of the Head by Josh Malerman (Bird Box):
Young Elvie May witnesses a murder/haunting in the elaborate doll house in her bedroom. She worries greatly for the figurines within. And while the haunting never spills out into her house, never touches her actual family, the macabre drama her toys are involved in will scar her for life.
The Companion by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms):
13-year-old Harold decides to explore the long-abandoned farm of the late Raymond Brenner, and finds that he’s got a new Companion: a murderous, indestructible scarecrow.
The Man in the Suitcase by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead):
19-year-old Justin brings home the wrong suitcase from the airport, and inside the suitcase is a Man with a terrible problem.
Bad Wolf Down by Rob Schrab (Monster House)
A group of World War II American soldiers, pinned down by a Nazi unit, resort to unholy and supernatural means to avoid capture, torture and death.
All Hallows Eve by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker):
Night of the Paw by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
Nicotero said in a statement:
“Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true. Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honored to continue telling the stories in the ‘comic book come to life’ world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be ‘opening the coffin’ and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business.”
I can’t wait to see what this series ends up delivering, and as a horror fan, I’m crazy excited!