The Shudder’s Creepshow series returns on September 23, and before Season 3 begins, here are the best Season 1 and 2 episodes to review.
Horror show, The exclusive Shudder series, inspired by the classic anthology film by horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King, returns to the streaming platform for its third season on September 23. Executive produced by The walking dead‘s Greg Nicotero, each episode of the anthology contains two tales of the twisted and the macabre, brought to life by the macabre, cackling character known only as The Creep.
Much like the 1982 film it is based on, Horror show is heavily inspired by classic EC horror comics like Tales from the crypt, complete with comic book panels and animated segments as transition devices. With Season 3 just around the corner, here are some of the best episodes from the weekly anthology show to watch before the new episodes air.
Season 1, episode 1: gray matter / house of the head
The first story of the first episode of Horror show, “Grey matter, “ feels Lovecraftian and features genre favorites like Tobin Bell, Adrienne Barbeau, and Giancarlo Esposito. Several residents of a coastal town take refuge in a local store during a hurricane. Soon they find out that one of the townspeople has turned into a flesh-eating monster after drinking a mysterious substance and they must unite to stop the monster from multiplying and taking over the world.
The second story of the episode, “The Head House,” revolves around a young girl who purchases the dollhouse of her dreams with the perfect doll family. Soon the girl notices that her dolls are still in different places from where she left them. Not only that, but they seem to be terrified of a strange severed doll head. What follows is a unique twist in haunted house history as the girl tries to save her dolls from the demonic head that afflicts them.
Season 2, Episode 2: Dead and Breakfast / Pesticide
“Death and breakfast” stars Ali Larter and C. Thomas Howell as siblings who inherit a pension that once belonged to their grandmother, who was said to have been a prolific serial killer. When their efforts to turn the house into a serial killer-themed bed and breakfast fail, they invite a popular internet influencer to spend the night in order to generate business. As the night wears on, the influencer begins to refute the idea that their grandmother was once a killer, and the siblings become more and more off balance as their claim to fame appears to be fading. dissipate before their eyes.
“Pesticide, ” stars veteran actor Keith David and Ashley Laurence of Hellraiser Fame. A rude exterminator is hired by a greedy real estate entrepreneur to “deal” with a group of homeless people living on an abandoned property he wants to develop. Despite some setbacks, the exterminator ends up killing the squatters, and soon finds himself hallucinating with giant insects and other pests, then begins to believe that the man who hired him may in fact be the devil to him. -same.
Season 2, Episode 5: Night of the Living Late Show
The Season 2 finale is a full story starring Justin Long as Simon, a man who invents immersive virtual reality technology that allows him to fit into his favorite movie, the cult movie. The Horror Express, with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. His obsession with the film goes beyond just being a fan.
Unhappy in his marriage, Simon has a longtime crush on a character from the film named The Countess and has an affair with her in the film. Soon Simon’s wife finds out how much her husband has used his new invention and hatches her own plan to use it against him.
Season 2, Episode 1: Model Kid / Public Television of the Dead
A tribute to classic black and white horror films, “Model Kid” tells the story of Joe, a lonely 12 year old obsessed with old horror movies and scale models. After his mother’s death, Joe’s aunt and uncle become his guardians, and his hapless uncle quickly becomes violent towards him. A visit from his mother’s ghost directs Joe to a new model kit called “The Victim” which, along with a few monster friends, allows him to get revenge on his bully uncle.
The following story, “Public television of the dead”, is essentially a evil Dead fan film set on a public television channel. Ted raimi plays himself, trying to sell the Necronomicon on a Antiques Roadshow-type program, but when a passage from the book is read aloud, an ancient evil breaks out and begins to possess people in the studio. It’s up to Norm Roberts, a Vietnam veteran and soft-spoken Bob Ross-style animator of a painting exhibition, to fight his now-possessed colleagues, protect his surviving companions, and prevent evil from s ‘escape from the studio.
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