horror show, the iconic horror anthology launched by George A. Romero, is getting a video game to bring more scares and thrills to fans.
This morning, AMC and Shudder announced their partnership with horror game publisher DreadXP to develop a video game based on Horror show. Much like the movie and the new series that followed, the game will take an anthology approach, presenting multiple horror stories across different genres for players to enjoy:
“As big fans of Creepshow, we’re thrilled to partner with AMC, Shudder, and Cartel Entertainment to bring this world to an interactive medium,” said Patrick Ewald, Managing Partner and Producer at DreadXP. Ted Hentskchke, Head of Dread XP Productions and Producer, added: “The game will represent an extension of our extremely successful collaboration with Brian Clarke, whose expertise in crafting lore-rich narratives and clever scares makes him the perfect creative director for the project.
“The Creepshow brand continues to spread its monstrous wings,” said series showrunner Greg Nicotero. “On the heels of Skybound Comic releasing this summer and post-production on Season 4, I feel like this is an opportunity to celebrate the genre with horror fans around the world. ‘a way that takes us through a myriad of experiences.”
“I am extremely excited to be part of such a fun project. I’ve always loved the format of Creepshow, and the idea of bringing together multiple perspectives on horror really appealed to me,” said Creative Director Brian Clarke. “I’m honored to have been asked to be a part of this. I can’t wait to jump in and bring my best to such a great intellectual property.
“Shudder’s Creepshow is in a class of its own – a mind-blowing blend of horror and coast-ticking satire that not just any game publisher could successfully bring to life,” said Clayton Neuman, vice president of games at AMC Networks. “But after playing the Dread X Collection game anthologies and seeing Brian’s twisted genius at work in The Mortuary Assistant, we knew we had found the right partners for this project. This game will surprise, delight, and terrify Creepshow and horror fans, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on it.
Things are still in early development, so the specific indie devs working on horror show will be announced at a later date. Still, it’s definitely something fans are looking forward to!