Anyone who’s ever met me knows that I am a huge Stephen King fan. While I will always tell you the book is better, I have enjoyed many of the movie renditions. We even have some new adaptations coming soon. The reimaging of Pet Sematary is currently in theaters. The Outsider film is in the works, as is The Talisman and The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. We will also have the highly anticipated second chapter of IT and an updated series based off of The Stand.
Creepshow (1982) is one of my favorite films. When I am not sure what I want to watch, I will usually pop this one in. I am a mega fan of short stories and anthologies, so I’m pretty excited for Shudder’s Creepshow series. We learned this week of another King short story being adapted for this series. Creepshow fans, we will be seeing a familiar face from the original movie. Read on for more details!
As reported by Entertainment Weekly:
Creepshow will be premiere on the streaming service Shudder later this year. The adaptation will star Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Tobin Bell (Saw) and Adrienne Barbeau, who appeared in the original Creepshow movie. The script will be written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter).
Adrienne Barbeau said:
“I was thrilled that Greg [Nicotero] asked me to join the Creepshow world once again.”
Walking Dead Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, who will direct this episode, had this to say:
“I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve. Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand, I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control-the everyday person’s primal fears.”
Stephen King’s short story, “Gray Matter,” first appeared in the October 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine. It was later added to his 1978 collection of shorts, Night Shift.
About Gray Matter:
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.
There’s been no date set for Shudder’s Creepshow, although it is believed that it will premiere sometime later this year. This series is really shaping up into some great tales and talents. I highly recommend reading this short story, along with his other short stories, in Night Shift. I know I will be re-reading this tale. I can’t wait to see this adaptation. I also recommend watching Creepshow (1982) to see Adrienne Barbeau and so many other talents! What do you guys think? Let us know below! Be sure to stay tuned to PopHorror for all your news, trailers, reviews, interviews and much more!