My thoughts On The Shudder Series: Creepshow
Disclaimer: This article was written after watching the first three 45-minute installments of the Creepshow series on the Shudder streaming service.
Creepshow has a kind of nostalgic charm for me. I grew up watching Tales from the Crypt with my uncle and my dad. Creepshow has a very similar vibe to Tales from the Crypt. Those of you who know the show might remember the robot model that looked like a decaying corpse.
We will be able to see a distinct resemblance between de Nostalgia Crypt Keeper as well as the one from Creepshow. But if you’re expecting cheesy puns about the morbid stories featured, you will be disappointed. The host of Creepshow only makes zombie style grunting noises.
The storytelling is simple, and most of the time there’s a great deal of foreshadowing within the first few minutes. The stories are very short. Each episode lasts 45 minutes. But each chapter tells two different stories.
Each episode follows a format of a moral dilemma, such as the main character being bullied or battling lustful temptations.
So far, my two favorite stories are from two different episodes. The stories are titled “The House of The Head” and “All Hallows Eve.”
“The House of the Head” is centered around a little girl. The little girl falls in love with a dollhouse; she plays with it all the time. She loves the house so much that she purchases dolls to live in the house. The child gives the toys their personalities and backstory.
One day though, the little girl finds a spooky-looking severed head in her dollhouse. I won’t give away the ending, don’t worry.
“All Hallows Eve” centers around a group of adolescent kids that are out trick-or-treating. The townspeople seem frightened by them. They go out of their way to try to appease them, baking freshly baked treats for them and kissing their ass. If I tell you why, I will give away the ending. No worries here, this article is spoiler-free!
I enjoyed watching this series. I had to stop myself from binging the entire series in one day. I prefer spooky stories to bloody stories. Even though I didn’t love the plotline of every story, the cheesy horror movie feeling that kept me watching.