Perhaps those sentiments are never expressed better than when they're mirrored with some quality storytelling, the likes of which audiences have embraced at every opportunity. Though many in the industry credit Horror's recent resurgence in popularity to AMC's The Walking Dead delivering decent scares on a near-weekly basis, I've long argued that Horror has been here for decades, if not centuries. Why, just the other day, wasn't I saying that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was first published in 1818? That makes Horror at least two hundred years old, but I suspect we as a society have been scaring one another silly long before that.
But we do so love a good fright, and some of the more interesting diversions of late have come by way of Shudder, AMC Networks' streaming portal for All Things That Go Bump In The Night. They've invested some serious cash in keeping you awake, and it shows: their Creepshow franchise -- now in its second season -- will be coming available for hard-copy purchase in early December. Serious fans should plan on picking up this release, if not pre-ordering it today.
I received the studio's press release just this morning, and I wanted to do my part in sharing it for posterity's sake on the Information Superhighway. Interested parties can get all of the details below.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
LOS ANGELES ( Nov. 4, 2021) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to CREEPSHOW Season 2 from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. CREEPSHOW Season 2 will be available on December 7, 2021 on DVD and Blu-ray, each for an SRP of $34.98.
The five-episode season and bonus episodes A Creepshow Animated Special and A Creepshow Holiday Special from showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) star Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Ted Raimi (“Buddy Thunderstruck”), Ali Larter (House On Haunted Hill),
C. Thomas Howell (The Amazing Spider-Man), Iman Benson (“Alexa and Katie”), Josh McDermitt (“The Walking Dead”), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser Franchise), Keith David (21 Bridges), Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Molly Ringwald (“Riverdale”), Eric Edelstein (“Shameless”), Barbara Crampton (Jakob’s Wife), Denise Crosby (“Ray Donovan”), Justin Long (Lady of the Manor), D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”), Kiefer Sutherland (“Designated Survivor”), Joey King (The Kissing Booth), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), and Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”).
It’s still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! Following CREEPSHOW Season 1’s Saturn Award 2021 win for Best DVD/BD Television Release comes the second season of CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. A comic book comes to life in nine chilling tales told across five episodes. Explore terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page….
DVD & Blu-Ray Special Features Include:
A Creepshow Animated Special
A Creepshow Holiday Special
WonderCon@Home 2021 Interview with Greg Nicotero
Comic Art Booklet
Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
Behind-the-Scenes Raw Footage
The DVD and Blu-ray each has a reversible sleeve art created by Sanjulián and by Rich Hilliard respectively.
ABOUT RLJE FILMS
RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man; the intense No Man of God starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby from director Amber Sealey; and Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella. us.rljentertainment.com
AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and
critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.