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Creepshow: Season 1 is a fun anthology series and as someone who prefers the more episodic shows, this one I found pretty entertaining even if some segments weren’t always top-notch, though the season does boast a respectable cast.

 

 

Creepshow: Season 1
(2019)

Genre(s): Horror, Fantasy
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 265 min. – $34.98 | June 2, 2020

Date Published: 06/04/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Various
Cast: Logan Allen, David Arquette, Madison Bailey, Adrienne Barbeau, Hannah Barefoot, Connor Christie, Tobin Bell, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Cailey Fleming, Tricia Helfer, Will Kindrachuk, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Christopher Nathan, Dane Rhodes, Karen Strassman, DJ Qualls


DISC INFO:
Features: Commentaries, Featurettes, Interviews, Galleries
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


RLJ Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE SEASON


Synopsis: It’s the most fun you’ll ever have being scared. From Showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) comes a new anthology horror series inspired by George A. Romero’s iconic 1982 classic film. A comic book comes to life in twelve chilling tales told across six episodes featuring stories. Haunted dollhouses, werewolves, mischievous creatures, villainous trick-or-treaters and the undead are just a few things you’ll see.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 4.5/5


This release comes with a neat slip cover that is glow in the dark. Inside is a booklet with comic artwork and cast/crew breakdown for each episode.

 

Audio Commentaries:

  • Episode 1: Gray Matter/The House of the Head – Executive Producer/Director Greg Nicotero and Co-Writer Philip de Blasi (Gray Matter); Director John Harrison and Red Shirt Pictures’ Michael Felsher (The House of the Head)
  • Episode 2: Bad Wolf Down/The Finger – Co-Writer Rob Schrab & Felsher (Bad Wolf Down); Greg Nicotero & Writer Rob Schrab (The Finger)
  • Episode 3: All Hallow’s Eve/The Man in the Suitcase — Harrison & Felsher (All Hallow’s Eve); Director David Bruckner & Felsher (The Man in the Suitcase)
  • Episode 4: The Companion/Lydia Layne’s Better Half — Bruckner and Co-Writer Matt Venne (The Companion); Nicotero & Director Roxanne Benjamin (Lydia Layne’s Better Half)
  • Episode 5: Night of the Paw/Time is Tough in Musky Holler #1 — Harrison & Felsher (both segments)
  • Episode 5: Night of the Paw/Time is Tough in Musky Holler #2 — Writer John Esposito & Felsher (Night of the Paw); Co-Writer John Skipp & Felsher (Time is Tough in Musky Holler)
  • Episode 6: Skincrawlers/By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain — Benjamin, Nicotero & Actor Dana Gould (Skincrawlers); Director Tom Savini & Felsher (By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

 

Series 1 Featurettes:

  • Resurrected (5:40) – Mostly on Greg Nicotero’s love for Creepshow and bringing it to TV.
  • Acting Scared (7:49) – Featurette on the various actors including Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Giancarlo Esposito, David Arquette and others.
  • The Past is Present (7:27) is on the inclusion of John Harrison, Tom Savini, working as directors on a few episodes, and Adrienne Barbeau all who worked on the movie.
  • The New Blood (6:36) – Covers some of the newer talents – Rob Schrab, Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, etc – on the show.
  • Joe Hill: Full Circle (6:43) – Hill, who is Stephen King’s son, played Billy in the Creepshow movie and wrote a short story “By the Silver Waters of Lake Champlain”.
  • Ripped From the Pages (14:26) is on the look of the series by the cinematographer who worked on all six episodes.
  • Creature Comforts (13:26) is about the various, well, creatures throughout the season and their designs.

 

Every episode has a variety of features, for the sake of brevity, here’s a breakdown:

Episode 1 (43:27) – Behind the Scenes Footage (8:37), Photo Gallery (4:07), Gray Matter: House Call with Giancarlo Esposito (6:24), Gray Matter: Things in the Corner with Tobin Bell (6:28), The House of the Head: Welcome to the Dollhouse (4:20), The House of the Head: Head Trauma with Josh Malerman (9:20), The House of the Head: Evie with Cailey Fleming (4:14)

Episode 2 (21:43)Behind the Scenes Footage (8:33), Photo Gallery (4:07), Bad Wolf Down: Wolf Bait with Jeffrey Combs (3:23), The Finger: The Lonely Man with DJ Qualls (5:41)

Episode 3 (16:57)Behind the Scenes Footage (4:18), Photo Gallery (3:36), All Hallow’s Eve: Stay Gold (9:04)

Episode 4 (21:27) – Behind the Scenes Footage (10:41), Photo Gallery (4:07), Lydia Layne’s Better Half: Out of Order with Tricia Helfer (6:40)

Episode 5 (10:33) – Behind the Scenes Footage (6:26), Photo Gallery (4:07)

Episode 6 (17:14) – Behind the Scenes Footage (8:17), Photo Gallery (4:07), Skincrawlers: Miracle Cure with Dana Gould (4:51)

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Creepshow is presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as originally aired on AMC and given a nice 1080p high-definition transfer. Picture here looks solid, with the comedic undertones in some of the stories, there is some good coloring going on and detail is sharp and well defined through the six episodes.

AUDIO – 4.25/5


Each episode is given a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which showcases some of the horror elements quite nicely, dialogue comes through with good clarity and there is some okay depth during certain scenes, though nothing extraordinary.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Creepshow: Season 1 is a fun anthology series and as someone who prefers the more episodic shows, this one I found pretty entertaining even if some segments weren’t always top-notch, though the season does boast a respectable cast. The Blu-ray includes a plethora of bonus material including commentaries on every episode while the video and audio transfers were both well done.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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