When you hear the title Creepshow – and if you’re a horror fan – you think of three people the minute it’s mentioned – George Romero, Stephen King, and Tom Savini – and this weeks season finale of the new Shudder series give us Tom Savini in the directors chair – bringing us his vision of Joe Hill’s By The Silver Water Of Lake Champlain. Joe Hill is of course – the son of Stephen King. Those two very strong ties to the original film make this season finale all the more special.
Shudder posted up a little Twitter tease to get us all in the mood for tomorrow nights finale – thinking you should have a look.
Tom describes the episode as follows:
“It’s about a sweet little family terrorized by a monster, and it’s not the dinosaur in the story, it’s the stepdad,” Savini explained to us. “So, when the kids leave the house just to run away from all this and they bump into what? This thing, it looks like a boulder. But walking around it, they see it becomes Champy, the thing that the stores in town are selling souvenirs and T-shirts of. Like the Loch Ness Monster, it’s this myth that nobody has ever seen, but people swear it exists. But this episode is sweet and sad, and then heroic.”
He goes on to describe it’s “a feel-good episode”.
The other episode on the bill is Roxanne Benjamin’s Skincrawlers – it will tell the following tale:
“A man considers a miraculous new treatment for weight loss that turns out to have unexpected complications.”
It sounds like a perfect way to spend Halloween night!