I still remember the first time I saw George A. Romero’s Creepshow – it freaked the bejezzes out of me. The re-imagined adaptation, Creepshow: Raw, helmed by Wilmer Valderrama of That 70s Show fame, promises to do the same. Today’s release of the much anticipated trailer has only confirmed our best suspicions: it’s going to be bloody, disgusting, and oh so creepy.
The series has been been generating some serious buzz over the last couple of months, with exclusive footage captured on set back in August, as well as a very active rumor mill covering the latest in all things Creepshow crisscrossing the blogosphere. The series isn’t light on star power either. Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Reno 911!) plays opposite Michael Madsen (Resevoir Dogs) – neither of whom are strangers to web television. Mclendon-Covey launched her own series, GILF, on 60Frames last winter, and Madsen headlined WIMO’s heavily promoted Crackle series COMA early this summer. Outside of their apparent obsession with fully capitalized series titles, Madsen and Mclendon bring their very real acting chops to the table for Valderrama’s directorial debut.
In an interview with Wendi in September, she told us that production company HD Films is putting “lots of money into it, and there’s a lot of support behind it. The footage that I saw was stunning! The special effects, the lighting…it looked like a big budget film!” Produced by Todd Roy, Creepshow: Raw will be released as 10-13 episodes, 6-8 minutes a piece, sometime in early 2009. According to Bloody Disgusting’s interview with Roy “Wilmer Valderrama’s enthusiasm and attention to detail while directing and Stephen Reedy’s great eye for the action, we really made something special.” We’re looking forward to the show!