(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. This week, we turn the page on possibly the worst horror anthology film ever made.)

Shudder is a streaming service focused heavily on horror movies – you should not only already know this but also be a current subscriber – but in addition to offering up old favorites and forgotten gems they’re also in the original programming game. their newest endeavor on that front is a series adaptation of the classic Creepshow (1982) with all new stories. It’s been a mixed bag with only a handful of the twelve segments approaching the original film’s level, but it shows continued promise as it wraps up its first season this week.

The lucky ones among you probably think the streaming series is the third cinematic outing for the property after the original and 1987’s perfectly middling Creepshow 2, but you’d be sadly wrong. Creepshow 3 went straight to video in 2006, and all seven of the people who’ve seen it have either gone mad or gone missing. That’s probably a fact. I’ve never been one to leave well enough alone, though, so rather than avoid a movie with reportedly no redeeming values I instead sought it out.

And I’ve now seen Creepshow 3. I would ask you to send help, but I fear it’s too late.

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‘Creepshow’ Season 2 Ordered by Shudder

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It’s official: Shudder is ready to give you the creeps all over again with Creepshow season 2. The horror-based streaming service has ordered a second season of the anthology TV series based on the George A. Romero and Stephen King classic. The series proved to be a massive hit for Shudder, so it makes sense that they’d want even more. The first season finale airs tomorrow, on Halloween.

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It’s official: Creepshow is a huge hit for Shudder, the horror streaming service owned by AMC Networks. The TV adaptation of the George A. Romero/Stephen King horror classic has been setting records since its September 26 premiere, which means it’s probably only a matter of time before a second season is announced. The series is the brainchild of special effects make-up artists and filmmaker Greg Nicotero and has been rolling out weekly with new tales of terror.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now king of comedy

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Here we go again. I get it: you don’t want to leave the house. You just want to veg out on the couch, and watch TV. But what the hell are you going to watch? There are so many options! Thankfully, I am here to help you, because I’m a generous soul. Some might even call me a saint. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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Shudder’s Creepshow TV series wasn’t supposed to drop onto the horror streaming service until late tonight. But the gods of horror have decided to bestow a gift upon us, and you can catch Creepshow streaming right now. The horror anthology series is inspired by the George Romero and Stephen King film of the same name, and this new incarnation is under the leadership of filmmaker and special effects guru Greg Nicotero.

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With credits that include Community, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Sarah Silverman Program and so much more, Rob Schrab has become a go-to director for television comedy. But his experience in the comic book world, as well as his screenplay for the creepy family horror film Monster House, make him a great fit for Shudder’s revival of Creepshow. When we visited the set earlier this year, Schrab was deep into directing his segment for the anthology horror series. Titled “Bad Wolf Down,” it follows a squad of American soldiers during World War II who are pinned down by Nazis…but it’s a full moon, they’re werewolves, they are not going down without a fight.

On the set, we saw Schrab’s line-up of lycanthropes, which included tributes to The Wolf Man, The Howling, and American Werewolf in London. He cheekily dubbed them the “Avengers” of werewolves and was able to elaborate when we caught up with him on the phone a few weeks later.

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With 136 film and television credits to his name, Jeffrey Combs has proven himself to be one of the most reliable and fascinating character actors of the past few decades. But to horror fans, he’s nothing short of a legend. With credits that include Re-Animator, Bride of Re-Animator, From Beyond, The Frighteners and so much more, he’s a natural fit for Shudder’s revival of Creepshow. When we visited the set earlier this year, we were able to watch Combs at work in a story titled “Bad Wolf Down,” where he plays a Nazi officer who messes with the wrong squad of American G.I.s. Because they’re werewolves, you see.

We weren’t able to speak to Combs on the set (because he was too busy filming, including a particularly gnarly final showdown with a werewolf), but we were able to chat with him on the phone a few weeks later, were he dished about the new show and his long history with the horror genre.

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Creepshow review

In 1982, horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King came together for Creepshow, a stylish, silly, scary horror anthology that paid tribute to the EC horror comics of the ’50s. Loaded with big hairy monsters, ghouls bursting from graves, squirmy bugs, and more, Creepshow has become hallowed in the halls of horror. So how do you top that? The simple answer is: you can’t. And Creepshow, the entertaining new anthology show from horror streaming service Shudder, doesn’t even try, for better and worse. There are plenty of thrills and chills to be had, but one can’t help but miss the slick style that made Romero’s movie so memorable.

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Before Greg Nicotero was an executive producer on AMC’s The Walking Dead, he was a co-founder of the legendary KNB special make-up effects studio. And before that gig saw him applying his talents to hundreds of movies and television shows, he worked under legendary make-up guru Tom Savini and iconic horror director George Romero on 1985’s Day of the Dead. Shortly after that, he would apply his talents to Creepshow 2 in 1987, which is appropriate enough – before he even entered the industry in a professional capacity, he visited the set of Romero’s 1982 horror masterpiece Creepshow, which was written by horror royalty Stephen King.

And now it all comes together. Later this month, AMC’s Shudder streaming service will debut a new take on Creepshow, a streaming TV series where each episode tells two gnarly horror tales from two different directors. Nicotero directed one episode, an adaptation of King’s short story “Gray Matter,” but he also ran the entire operation as an executive producer, a gig that ignited his passions. It was his chance to pay tribute to the late Romero and King (who gave the project his blessing and more), to bring in old friends and mentors like Tom Savini to direct episodes, and to offer a platform to beloved horror icons and newcomers alike.

While visiting the set of Creepshow earlier this year, we sat down with Nicotero for an extended chat about the new series, a passion project powered by practical effects, gallons of fake blood, and giddy love of the horror genre.

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The creators of the new Creepshow series coming the Shudder streaming service know their audience. They know they probably like the original 1982 movie from director George Romero and writer Stephen King. They know they’re almost certainly major horror nerds, since they’re paying for a horror-centric streaming service. So they’re catering directly to them.

The new Creepshow is a show for horror fans by horror fans. And you know what that means. Easter eggs references. Lots and lots of easter eggs and references. Here’s what we learned while visiting the show’s Atlanta, Georgia set earlier this year.

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