‘Creepshow’ Horror Anthology Season 1 Coming to AMC in May

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AMC’s set to air the first season of Creepshow beginning on May 4, 2020. The six-episode horror anthology series is based on the 1982 film from Stephen King and George A. Romero and currently airs on Shudder (AMC’s subscription streaming service).

Creepshow‘s first season will air over six weeks on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT through June 8.

“Nothing could make me happier than to continue my creative relationship with AMC by having Creepshow play on AMC Networks,” stated showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). “This project truly is a labor of love for me and an opportunity for me to continue the legacy of George Romero by continuing the tradition of Creepshow with scary, thrilling and fun takes of suspense and terror.”

Creepshow was a phenomenal success in its first season on Shudder. As we continue to experiment with show sharing across our portfolio of defining brands at AMC Networks, it felt like a no brainer to give fans of Greg Nicotero’s masterful zombie work on The Walking Dead Universe a chance to see this, his passion project,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “Greg’s Creepshow is a brilliant homage to the original classic horror film and we couldn’t happier to air it on AMC, or more grateful to our colleagues at Shudder.”

The first season of Creepshow features David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek), and 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) also star in the anthology series.

Creepshow on AMC Air Dates:

  • Monday, May 4 at 9:00pm ET/8c
    Episode 1, featuring the stories:

    “Gray Matter”
    Story by: Stephen King, adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi
    Directed by: Greg Nicotero
    Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store. The story, first published in 1973, is part of King’s best-selling 1978 collection, Night Shift.

    “The House of the Head”
    Written by: Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
    Directed by: John Harrison
    A severed toy head appears in a girl’s dollhouse and starts murdering.

    Monday, May 4 at 10:00pm ET/9c
    Episode 2, featuring the stories:

    “Bad Wolf Down”
    Written by: Rob Schrab
    Directed by: Rob Schrab
    A group of American soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines during World War II, finds an unconventional way to even the odds.

    “The Finger”
    Written by: David J. Schow (The Crow)
    Directed by: Greg Nicotero
    An unhappy man discovers a severed, inhuman appendage on the street and brings it home, where it grows into a loyal companion with some deadly quirks.

  • Monday, May 11 at 9:00pm ET/8c
    Episode 3, featuring the stories:

    “All Hallows Eve”
    Written by: Bruce Jones
    Directed by: John Harrison
    Even then they’re a little too old, this group of friends still want to trick-or-treat but getting candy isn’t all they are looking for.

    “The Man in the Suitcase”
    Written by: Christopher Buehlman
    Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)
    A college student brings the wrong bag home from the airport only to find a pretzeled man trapped inside, afflicted by a strange condition that turns his pain into gold.

    Monday, May 11 at 10:00pm ET/9c
    Episode 4, featuring the stories:

    “The Companion”
    Story by: Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, adapted by Matt Venne
    Directed by: Dave Bruckner (The Ritual)
    A young boy, bullied by his older brother, sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a
    supernatural force.

    “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”
    Story by: John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, adapted by John Harrison
    Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)
    A powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.

  • Monday, May 18 at 9:00pm ET/8c
    Episode 5, featuring the stories:

    “Night of the Paw”
    Written by: John Esposito
    Directed by: John Harrison
    A lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate ‘be careful what you wish for’ story.

    “Times is Tough in Musky Holler”
    Written by: John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story
    Directed by: John Harrison
    Leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine.

    Monday, May 18 at 10:00pm ET/9c
    Episode 6, featuring the stories:

    Written by: Paul Dini & Stephen Langford
    Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin (Body at Brighton Rock)
    A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected

    “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”
    Story by: Joe Hill, adapted by Jason Ciaramella
    Directed by: Tom Savini
    Her dad died looking for the monster living at the bottom of Lake Champlain, and now, will she?