Adrienne Barbeau,Tobin Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito to Star in Creepshow Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Gray Matter’

Jason McDonald

Shudder is currently putting together an anthology series based on the classic 1982 horror film “Creepshow” and the cast it just announced is quite the collection of talent.

It’s extremely fitting that “Creepshow” will be adapting a Stephen King short for it’s series as the original film was written by Stephen King himself.  Hell, he even starred in one of the segments.  The short that will be adapted is called “Gray Matter” from King’s collection “Night Shift.”

In “Gray Matter,” 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.

As if that wasn’t good enough Shudder has announced that Adrienne Barbeau, who starred in the original “Creepshow” among many other classic movies, along with Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) and Tobin Bell (“Saw”).  The segment will be directed by Greg Nicotero of “Walking Dead” fame.

No firm release date has been given for the series, but it’s expected to premiere later this year.



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