With Shudder's Creepshow host "The Creep" ready to make his AMC debut on Monday, May 4, The Walking Dead is proving itself to not only be a "team player" but also proudly supportive of what the cast and creative work on outside of the Walking Dead universe. Based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, Creepshow blends old-school scares with modern themes, proving to be a winning combination for horror fans and great news to the ears of executive producer-showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead).
The horror anthology gets off to a strong start this Monday with two episodes: "Gray Matter," with a story from King (adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi) with Nicotero directing; and "The House of the Head," written by Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and directed by John Harrison. Originally published in 1973 part of King's 1978 collection Night Shift, "Gray Matter" focuses on old-timers Doc and Chief as they brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. Following that, "The House of the Head" introduces us to Evie (The Walking Dead star Cailey Fleming), who quickly discovers that her new dollhouse might just be haunted. Here's a brief preview of what you can expect, and further proof why Fleming is a major talent with a ton of potential still ahead of her:
Creepshow season 1 includes David Arquette (Scream films), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw films), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), and DJ Qualls (Supernatural), and more in adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman, and others. Nicotero's Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX Group serve as creature creators.
Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment.