Like the fact that we are getting a weekly series based on the iconic film wasn’t cool enough -today brought confirmation that the man behind all the creature coolness of the original film – and The Creep from Creepshow 2 – Tom Savini – has in fact directed an episode for the upcoming season.
His episode will be an adaptation of the Joe Hill story By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain which tells the following tale:
“Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, when they make the find of the century: a dead plesiosaur, the size of a two-ton truck, washed up on the sand. With the fog swirling about them, they make their plans, fight to defend their discovery, and face for the first time the enormity of mortality itself… all unaware of what else might be out there in the silver water of Lake Champlain.”
Tom spilled the beans in LA when he was giving a talk at the Monsterpalooza Con – here’s what he had to say:
“I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series, There’s twelve [stories] altogether – each show will have two episodes in it. Mine’s a combination of Stand By Me, The Fog and Jurassic Park. It’s really something.”
So – if you were still looking for a reason to get excited about this series – I think we’ve found it.