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In the segment "The House of Head" the Indian is an exact replica of the Indian from Creepshow 2 "Old Chief Wood'nhead." Also the ashtray on the table next to the head is a replica of the murder weapon from "Father's Day" in the original Creepshow.
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Adrienne Barbeau, who appeared in the original Creepshow movie as Billie in "The Crate," has also been cast. Her episode is called "Gray Matter," a 1973 Stephen King story, published in his 1978 collection, Night Shift, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter), directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero.
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Creepshow stars a bevy of names new and old, with Adrienne Barbeau returning from the movie alongside talent like David Arquette, Tobin Bell, Jeffrey Combs, Giancarlo Esposito, Kid Cudi, and Big Boi.
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Showrunner Greg Nicotero said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in July 2019 that he has worked on some testing shoots, from his early days assisting fellow special effects wizard Tom Savini on George A. Romero's 1985 zombie classic Day of the Dead to his executive-producing, and directing, of AMC's The Walking Dead, but he found overseeing Shudder's new anthology horror series Creepshow his most difficult professional task to date. He said "I was very ambitious and attacked Creepshow with a lot of tenacity. We were set to do six episodes, but I insisted that we shoot twelve stories in six episodes, because I wanted that Creepshow feel. So, we ended up having to create an entirely new universe, with an entirely new cast, every three and a half days. Ugh, every night I couldn't sleep, because I was trying to figure out how we were going to do it! It was crazy. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Now that I'm seeing it coming together, and putting all the icing on the cake, it's pretty spectacular."
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Unlike the film entries, the Creepshow series will feature several directors instead of one director. Announced segment directors include David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, Rob Schrab, John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, and Tom Savini; the latter three having worked on the first two Creepshow features.
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In the "Skincrawler" episode displayed in a glass case, is the Pazuzu statue from the Exorcist.
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Veteran horror makeup effects artist and fan favorite Tom Savini is now confirmed to occupy the director's chair for an episode.
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In July 2018, the Creepshow television series was announced, with Greg Nicotero listed as a producer and streaming service Shudder as the distributor.
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Principal photography for the series began in February 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Although the opening and closing animated segments imply that the show is based on a comic book series, in reality, there is only one known graphic novella in existence. Released in 1982- the comic book, like the film released in the same year, consists of five short stories. These are: "Father's Day" "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" (based on the short story "Weeds", first published in 1976) "Something to Tide You Over" "The Crate" (based on the short story "The Crate", first published in 1979) "They're Creeping Up on You" The show's segments are based on short stories, and is in fact a continuation of the Creepshow movie franchise which began with Creepshow (1982), a movie itself inspired by the controversial and influential horror comics of the 1950s.
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The Creepshow panel at San Diego Comic-Con with Greg Nicotero, Tricia Helfer, Joe Hill, Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and DJ Qualls took place Friday, July 19 in Room 6BDF.
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In the segment "Skincrawlers", the news anchors Randy Witten and Suzy Spry are named after executive producers Brian Witten and Stan Spry.
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In one of the episodes from series one, the fridge is opened and there sits a milk carton with a missing child on the side. It is the same milk carton from The Lost Boys with the picture of Laddie Thompson. Laddie was the young vampire in David's group in The Lost Boys.
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And every episode there is an Easter egg of the marble ashtray that was featured in the original Creepshow movie.
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Joe Hill, who played the little boy in Creepshow 1's wraparound segments, is the son of Stephen King and is a writer in his own right. A few of his short stories were adapted for the television show. (Of course Joe Hill is his pen name. His birth name is Joe King.)
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