With streaming service Shudder out to stake claims as the only horror heavyweight streaming platform – they’re doing a mighty fine job of it. They’ve set their sights on the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow, a beloved collaboration between Stephen King and George A. Romero.
The adaptation of the cult classic will come in the form of a new anthology series, debuting next year on the streaming platform. For those wondering what a series rendition of Creepshow will look like – you don’t have to wait long; Shudder will be dropping the teaser this weekend at NYCC. And to tide you over, we have the first poster from the series!
The Creepshow poster was designed by artist Tim Bradstreet with help from series executive producer and director Greg Nicotero, who’s notorious on the horror scene as a special effects master and one of the lead creators and director’s of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Shudder general manager Craig Engler had this to say about Creepshow when the project was announced,
“Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King. We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”
If you’ll be attending NYCC, Shudder will be distributing the poster at their booth, #330. But you’ll have to act quickly (Read: trample some cosplayers) – there are only 500 copies of the poster being handed out! Some lucky fiends may even score a signed copy by Greg Nicotero, which are rumored to be mixed in with the pack. You can also sit in on Shudder’s epic NYCC panel, which takes place this Thursday (today!) starting at 4:15 pm EST, in room 1A10.
Check out the poster below, which comes to us from EW!