"Gray Matter"
Series Creepshow: The Series
Season 1, Episode 1/1
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Air date September 26th, 2019
Writers Byron Willinger; Philip de Blasi
Director Greg Nicotero
Producers Greg Nicotero; Stan Spry; Brian Witten; Anthony Fankhauser; Alex Orr; Drew Sawyer; Julia Hobgood; Philip de Blasi; Byron Willinger
Starring Adrienne Barbeau; Giancarlo Esposito; Tobin Bell; Christopher Nathan; Jesse C. Boyd
Episode guide
"The House of the Head"

"Gray Matter" is the title to the first story in the first episode of season one of the horror anthology series Creepshow. It was directed by Greg Nicotero with a script written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi based on a short story by Stephen King. It premiered on the Shudder streaming service on September 26th, 2019.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The timeline of this episode appears to take place in the 1960s. Doc and the Chief make reference to events from the 1950s as if they were not that long ago. Also, Richie's truck appears to be from the '60 era. A reference to the Grady daughters may place the timeline even later, as they would have died sometime around the winter of 1970-71.
  • Actress Adrienne Barbeau also appeared in "The Crate" story from the 1983 film Creepshow. The crate prop from that vignette can be seen during the opening credit sequence.

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  • This episode adapts the short story "Gray Matter", which was written by Stephen King and first published in Cavalier magazine in October, 1973. It was collected in the Night Shift collection.
  • One of the missing pet posters seen at Dixie's diner references Cujo. Cujo is the name of a rabid Saint Bernard who is the titular antagonist of the 1981 novel Cujo and the 1983 Cujo feature film.
  • One of the missing pet posters seen at Dixie's diner reference Church, who is a grey cat owned by Ellie Creed in the 1983 novel Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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Alcoholism | Diner | Doctor | Drinking beer | Handgun | Mutant

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