Tom Savini, the actor and filmmaker who is synonymous with the horror genre, has been recruited for Shudder’s forthcoming TV series adaptation of Stephen King and George A. Romero’s Creepshow.
Originally released in 1982, Creepshow consisted of five short stories which were created by King and directed by Romero in homage to the EC and DC horror comics of the 1950s.
At the time of its making, Romero recruited Tom Savini as an effects specialist in order to create comic-like effects and did so with supreme perfection.
Now, as Shudder continue to work on the TV remake of the hugely successful feature, Savini has joined the project and will be adapting Joe Hill’s 2014 short story ‘By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain’.
“I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series,” Savini announced at Monsterpalooza. “There’s 12 [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.”
‘By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain’, a 30-page story, tells the tale of “Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer,” the synopsis reads.
It continues: “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.”