Shudder announced their 61 Days of Halloween schedule with the promise of some pop-up surprises and one of those surprises was the addition of a Creepshow animated feature.
Shudder began streaming their Creepshow series last year and the anthology show quickly became the most-streamed content on their site. Though it has been renewed for a second and third season already, the pandemic halted production temporarily.
But, Shudder had a surprise hidden under their belt and that surprise will be unleashed on October 26: The Creepshow Halloween Special.
The Creepshow Halloween Special is a fully animated film, featuring two stories, both directed by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero. One of those stories was written by legendary horror writer Stephen King and the other was penned by NOS4A2 writer Joe Hill.
For those who don’t already know this, Hill happens to be the son of King. And yes, he was the little boy in the wraparound story in the original 1982 Creepshow film.
Survivor Type is based on King’s macabre short story from his collection Skeleton Crew. Kiefer Sutherland lends his voice to the lead character, a man stranded on a deserted island.
With little food available, what on earth can this man find to eat? Having read the short story, I can vouch for the gruesome nature of this one.
Twittering from the Circus of the Dead is based on a Joe Hill short story, and actress Joey King (Hulu’s The Act) appears as a teenager whose family road trip takes them to a goth-themed circus, which turns out to be even darker than they imagined.
Nicotero proclaimed that Halloween wouldn’t be the same without Creepshow and what better way to celebrate than with a father-son special feature, only available on Shudder! If you are a first-time Shudder subscriber, you can receive a free 7-day trial subscription by visiting the website.
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