"Creepshow" series

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Rrty

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Wondering if anyone here subscribes to Shudder. I wanted to know if it is easy to hop on and off the subscription (i.e., can you just let it lapse or must the company be contacted). I plan on subscribing maybe for a few months (to be fair to the over-the-top service) but then stopping. I just basically want to watch Creepshow. Of course, if the episodes are available for digital purchase simultaneously I might do that instead. I also was curious if there are subscription cards that can be purchased instead of using a credit card. Have not seen any in the gift-card racks near me (like I do for Netflix etc.).

I think the show is this week. Hope all the episodes are released at once! (I imagine they won't be.)
 

Gerald

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Shudder isn't available here last I checked. I'm also not sure if they put their original shows on blu-ray. If I would subscribe depends on the costs and what else they're offering. But basically apart from Creepshow I'm not so interested in getting another service.

I can get Amazon here though, so if the Dark Tower series goes ahead and it looks good, it will probably become irresistible for me not to get a subscription - if there's something you really want and it comes into reach, you always get it sooner or later.
 

Gerald

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A positive reaction to the episodes shown to critics. I agree that it's very much the visual side that makes the original Creepshow so good. The stories by themselves aren't all that special in terms of plot (and some don't make sense or are underdeveloped: how could that creature in the crate stay alive all that time without ever feeding?), but it's the imagery you remember. And it is the great job of all the actors that seals the deal. The performances of the actors in the original all have exactly the right tone for the material.


I wonder how long the episodes are.
 

Gerald

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I forgot to say that the simplicity of the original Creepshow stories is on purpose I think, because the EC comics that inspired it have fairly simple storylines and are just a few pages long for one individual story.
Still, The Crate is the most beloved generally, and I do think that's because it's longer. It just builds suspense more because it takes its time.

Another thing that made the original Creepshow iconic is some of the dialogue lines. Just like in a comic where on occasions you will have a bigger speech balloon with bigger text that stands out, so Creepshow has these quotable lines.
 

Marty Coslaw

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I forgot to say that the simplicity of the original Creepshow stories is on purpose I think, because the EC comics that inspired it have fairly simple storylines and are just a few pages long for one individual story.
Still, The Crate is the most beloved generally, and I do think that's because it's longer. It just builds suspense more because it takes its time.

Another thing that made the original Creepshow iconic is some of the dialogue lines. Just like in a comic where on occasions you will have a bigger speech balloon with bigger text that stands out, so Creepshow has these quotable lines.
"Just tell it to call you Billie!"
 

Marty Coslaw

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Wondering if anyone here subscribes to Shudder. I wanted to know if it is easy to hop on and off the subscription (i.e., can you just let it lapse or must the company be contacted). I plan on subscribing maybe for a few months (to be fair to the over-the-top service) but then stopping. I just basically want to watch Creepshow. Of course, if the episodes are available for digital purchase simultaneously I might do that instead. I also was curious if there are subscription cards that can be purchased instead of using a credit card. Have not seen any in the gift-card racks near me (like I do for Netflix etc.).

I think the show is this week. Hope all the episodes are released at once! (I imagine they won't be.)
Thanks for creating this thread, by the way. I didn't know this show existed, but I'm really enjoying it. I think it's very loyal to the original, and it features stories that haven't been adapted elsewhere. I've actually been very impressed by the effects so far.
 

fljoe0

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Wondering if anyone here subscribes to Shudder. I wanted to know if it is easy to hop on and off the subscription (i.e., can you just let it lapse or must the company be contacted). I plan on subscribing maybe for a few months (to be fair to the over-the-top service) but then stopping. I just basically want to watch Creepshow. Of course, if the episodes are available for digital purchase simultaneously I might do that instead. I also was curious if there are subscription cards that can be purchased instead of using a credit card. Have not seen any in the gift-card racks near me (like I do for Netflix etc.).

I think the show is this week. Hope all the episodes are released at once! (I imagine they won't be.)

I don't know about the Sudder service's cancellation policies but if you get a Roku streaming device, you can do all of your subscribing and canceling and payments for any service through their website. All you have to do is click a button on their website and you're done. No whining person reading a script to listen to. :)
 

Rrty

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Marty Coslaw You are welcome. Great to hear the good word on it. I hope to subscribe soon to watch.

fljoe0 Thanks for that tip. I think I need to get into Roku, sounds like a good device.

GNTLGNT I like your zombie take on Uncle Sam, but can't actually like the post because it won't let me for some reason (i.e., cursor won't change into the hand icon). Great for Halloween...
 

Gerald

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The overall reception seems to have been mostly positive. I get the idea that it has a very old school feel. There are only six episodes though. I wonder if and how soon it will get a dvd-releae. Not too many people have Shudder, I think, as not that many people have rated the show on IMDb. Since it's such a familiar title and King is involved I can't imagine sooner or later a wider release won't follow - films and shows based on SK have the tendency to show up on dvd sooner or later. The question is though: how soon in this case?
 

Gerald

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It has been renewed for a second season. Although it's hard to say whether to be happy about that if you can't watch it.

 
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