80s Horror Anthology Movies Revived As TV Series

AMC announced today that it will air the popular horror anthology series Creepshow, currently available on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service.

AMC, the network, which owns Shudder and has a close working relationship with Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero, will air all six episodes of the show next month, starting on Monday, May 4th at 9:00 P.M. ET.

Here’s the official trailer –

Says Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Studios said –

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.”

“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.”

Creepshow is based on the classic written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. It’s Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series, and it was a hit with members and critics alike.

Season one of Creepshow stars David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, and DJ Qualls and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others.

Two episodes of Creepshow will air back-to-back each week with the final two episodes arriving on May 18th.