Greg Nicotero discusses working with friends on Creepshow


Greg Nicotero talks a bit about his connection to George A. Romero and working with friends in a new behind-the-scenes video to promote Creepshow.

Greg Nicotero is the face and heir apparent to the Creepshow legacy. Yesterday, Shudder released a video where the showrunner discusses working with his friends. Details on Shudder’s upcoming series are scarce, so every bit of information we can get is worth millions – at least to horror fans.

Unlike the movie, which was written by none other than Stephen King, the series will feature various writers, and each episode will consist of two stories. A few weeks ago, Shudder announced that Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell will be part of the cast of the episode “Gray Matter”, based on Stephen King’s story and directed by Nicotero.

Other than that, everything remains a mystery, but at least now we know a bit about Nicotero’s connection to the original movie and what this new series means to him.

Nicotero has been working as a special make-up effects creator for decades with his first gig being Romero’s Day of the Dead and two years later Creepshow 2. But his link to the movie goes way back.

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In the video (which you can watch below), Nicotero shares he was 17 years old when he got to be friends with Romero, and the first movie set he visited as a kid was that of Creepshow. He goes on to explain that, the one thing you can “hope and pray for” is to have an opportunity to work with friends, which is exactly what he is doing with this series.

Aside from “Gray Matter”, the streaming service also announced seven of the twelve stories that will make up the series’ six-episode season and all are from acclaimed horror writers. Check them out:

  • “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
  • “House of the Head”, by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
  • “The Companion”, by Joe R. Lansdale (The Bottoms), Kasey Lansdale, and Keith Lansdale
  • “The Man in the Suitcase”, by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
  • “All Hallows Eve”, by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
  • “Night of the Paw”, by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
  • “Bad Wolf Down”, by Rob Schrab (Monster House)

We can get an idea on the tone and the story of these segments just by their titles, but there’s always the surprise factor, or at least I hope there will be. What we can be sure of is that the special effects will be to die for (no pun intended), just in case you weren’t excited enough already.

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Creepshow doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it’s expected to be released this year. Stay tuned.

Are you ready for Creepshow? What is your favorite Greg Nicotero movie? Let us know in the comments.