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   Season 3
review by Bobby Blakey


In 1982 director George A. Romero teamed up with author Stephen King for the classic flick Creepshow. The film was a homage to the old horror comics like Tales From The Crypt. The film spawned two sequels and in 2019 Walking Dead executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero produced a continuation of the film series for the small screen with Creepshow the TV series for Shudder. Since then it is getting ready to head into its fourth season so what better time to revisit season three?

Creepshow an new anthology series based on George A. Romero’s 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of twelve vignettes over six episodes, exploring terrors from murder to the supernatural and unexplainable. Haunted dollhouses, werewolves, murderous goblins, villainous trick-or-treaters, the dead, and medical marvels are just a few of the things to watch out for in this new series. You never know what will be on the next page...  

Loving the original film as well as the old Tales From The Crypt series I was looking forward to seeing how they handled this series. I was initially put off by the cheesiness of the Creep character in the first season, before I realized they were brilliantly trying to keep it fresh and new while continuing the original look of the film. With the new season it focuses a lot more on the animated transitions and the Creep being animated, but there are times where they bring the practical effects into play with great results.


The entire series continues to rely heavily on practical effects which makes it so

much better. Sure there are times where it has a big of cheese and silliness, but that is part of its charm. Every episode feels like an old school horror flick in the best way possible. Some work better than others, but everyone never fails to entertain. They keep each story short with every episode offering up two unique tales which makes for a faster past fun element of storytelling that I love.


I enjoyed every episodes, but the one major one that stood out was “Skeletons in the Closet” that not only offers up a ton of horror film references, but just a ton of bloody fun. Everything about this specific episode to me screamed what Creepshow is all about and just makes everything before and after it all the more entertaining.


While there is some camp here and there I was impressed that for the most part they have kept the stories on a more dark serious tone. If I had one complaint it would really be that the seasons are just too damn short, but at least we get the double stories to extend it out to feel like more. We have another season already on its way, but I am hoping this series is able to continue for years to come because it is that good.


In addition to the 6 episodes of the series this release offers up bonus content including interviews, Behind-the-Scenes Raw Footage, Comic Art Booklet, Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery and more.


Grab your copy of Creepshow: Season 3 available now on Blu-ray and DVD from RLJE Films and Shudder.

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