Work on Shudder’s Creepshow series seems to be coming along nicely, and a recent cast announcement has us especially excited. Jigsaw himself, Tobin Bell, will star in an episode based on the Stephen King short story “Gray Matter.”
“Gray Matter” was first published in Cavalier magazine in 1973, though most readers will remember it from Night Shift (1978), King’s first anthology of short stories. The story follows two local men who, during a snowstorm, go to check on a reclusive alcoholic after encountering his terrified son. But maybe there’s a reason the recluse hasn’t been seen much lately…
Alongside Bell, the episode will feature Adrienne Barbeau (who played Wilma in “The Crate” segment of the original Creepshow) and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito. The story was adapted for the series by Byron Willinger and Phillip de Blasi. Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) will direct.
Creepshow will creep onto Shudder later this year.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)