Horror Legend Tom Savini Directing ‘Creepshow’ TV Series Episode Based on a Joe Hill Story

/Film | 4/17/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Director and make-up legend Tom Savini created effects for George Romero’s Creepshow movie, so it’s only fitting that Savini would have a part to play in Shudder’s Creepshow TV series. Savini will direct an episode of the show, adapted from Joe Hill‘s short story “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.” The story involves a Loch Ness Monster-like creature.

It would be wrong to have some sort of new Creepshow without Tom Savini, and thankfully, Shudder knows that. The director, actor and make-up guru is set to direct an episode of the horror streaming service’s upcoming take on the classic George A. Romero horror film. Speaking with Fangoria (via Collider), Savini said:

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“I just directed an episode of the Creepshow television series. 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.”

Savini’s episode is based on the Joe Hill story “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain”, which has the following synopsis:

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Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, 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...
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