Stephen King’s story about bad beer is coming to the Shudder streaming service via its Creepshow anthology series.
Gray Matter, published in King’s 1978 Night Shift collection, will star Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape from New York) along with Jigsaw himself, Saw’s Tobin Bell and Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in Better Call Saul).
Barbeau played the nagging wife Wilma Northrup in the original Creepshow movie and Stephen King wrote the original screenplay and also starred as Jordy Verrill in The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill segment. King also supplied the stories for Creepshow 2.
In Gray Matter, after encountering his terrified son, two old-timers brave a blizzard to check on an alcoholic single father.
With Gray Matter, Shudder has confirmed eight of the twelve segments that will comprise Creepshow’ s six-episode season. Previously announced segments include By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain by Joe Hill, House of the Head by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), The Companion by horror master Joe R. Lansdale (The Drive-In, Hap and Leonard) Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale, The Man in the Suitcase by Christopher Buehlman, All Hallows Eve by Bruce Jones, Night of the Paw by John Esposito and Bad Wolf Down by Rob Schrab.
The series is scheduled to wrap production later this week in Atlanta and will premiere on Shudder later this year.