Stephen King & Bird Box Author to Contribute to AMC's Creepshow

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In 1982, Stephen King and George A. Romero teamed up to release Creepshow, a horror anthology movie. Almost three decades later, a new Creepshow is coming -- this time as an anthology television series from AMC's Shudder.

According to Deadline, King will contribute to Shudder's revival, and he'll be joined by Bird Box author Josh Malerman. Malerman's story is titled "House of The Head" and is based on a short story involving a malevolent dollhouse that he wrote in 2017. King's story has not been announced, though it's rumored to be based off of "Survivor Type," which is a short story he penned in 1982.

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King's son Joe Hill is also among the authors slated for the anthology series. Hill will contribute a story titled “Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain,” which features a 10-year-old finding something washed up on the beach.

The first Creepshow movie had five short works of horror in it and Stephen King portrayed the hapless Jordy Verrill in the second short, aptly titled "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill." King wrote the script for the movie and two of the tales were based on King short stories ("Weeds" and "The Crate"). His son actually appeared in the Creepshow movie as a child. He was the little boy in the prologue and epilogue who was punished by his dad for reading horror comic books.

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There's a rumor that the show received a six-episode order. However, there are seemingly eight stories -- if you include King's -- slated for the show so far, which means there's a chance multiple stories will appear in at least one of the episodes.

Shudder’s Creepshow is expected to premiere on the streaming service later in 2019. Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) will serve as showrunner and director for some episodes. He'll be joined by David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southland) and Rob Schrab (Community).

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