In 1982, some of the most prolific figures in horror united to deliver audiences Creepshow, an homage to EC Comics from the ’50s and their many terrifying tales. Directed by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), written by Stephen King (The Shining), and featuring special effects from Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), the film managed to deliver not only a campy adventure, but also genuine thrills with its variety of vignettes. It should come as no surprise that the upcoming adaptation of the film for the streaming service Shudder is amassing an impressive roster of horror icons, most recently confirming Re-Animatorand The Frighteners star Jeffrey Combs has joined the Creepshow series.
Per press release, “Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced additional casting for its upcoming Creepshow anthology series, executive produced by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Joining the cast are Grammy winners Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) and Big Boi (Antwan Patton), along with Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men), and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural). Shudder also revealed the final Creepshow story, ‘The Finger,’ written by award-winning horror novelist David J. Schow (The Crow) and directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero