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Animated Creepshow Special Coming: Most Wonderful Season Here

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BY March 7, 2021

As we all know, Halloween season is in full effect. (It begins on September 1st officially, but can begin earlier if we really need it.) Accordingly, some TV networks are now revealing their holiday plans. For example, Freeform is continuing their annual 31 Days of Halloween, starting October 1. Shudder, on the other hand, is doing 61 Days of Halloween. Their programming includes a number of new and new-to-them movies, as well as an animated Creepshow special (read our review of Shudder’s Creepshow premiere).

Animated Creepshow Special Will Show Two Stories

animated creepshow special image via Warner Bros

In keeping with Creepshow tradition, they’re bringing us tales from show regulars. The special will adapt one story each from Stephen King, who’s really going places, and Joe Hill. First, they’ve chosen the King story “Survivor Type,” best known for its inclusion in the 1985 short story collection Skeleton Crew.

Kiefer Sutherland will voice the main character, Richard Pine, a surgeon who’s turned to heroin smuggling. After his ship goes down and he ends up on an island, he’s determined to be the titular survivor type and make it until rescue. As it is a Stephen King story, you can guess that things don’t end with Meghan‘s rescued kitty cats and rainbows.

animated creepshow special image via our own Meghan Hale after she rescued some abandoned kittens

Meanwhile, Joe Hill’s story “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead” will make up the second half of the special. The story, published in in 2010’s The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology, was originally sold to Mandalay in 2011 for a film adaptation. It is unclear, though, what happened with that.

Nevertheless, we’ll still see it on Creepshow. And in this one, Joey King will be voicing Blake, a teenage girl on a road trip with her family. Twitter newbie–you can tell because she uses “twittering” as the verb form–TYME2WASTE documents what happens when her family stops at a strange roadside circus. Again, it ain’t good.

The Creepshow animated special will drop on Shudder October 26; Creepshow season 2 is currently in production.

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featured image via Shudder

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at salome@comicyears.com.

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