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Creepshow Season 3 Blu-ray Review

The third season of “Creepshow” is uneven.  

Based on the horror film franchise of the same name, Shudder’s “Creepshow’ is a horror anthology TV series. Comprised of 6 episodes (with 2 stories each), the third season episode plots involve  a garden loving mother’s revenge from beyond the grave, the pregnancy of a pop star (who isn’t what she seems), movie props, a familiar creature, a Japanese artist’s horrifying painting, a vengeful spider loving incarcerated pharmacist, sirens, a demonic possession plague, an armoire that accelerates time, an animated tale involving news reporters looking into the 200th anniversary of the disappearance of a town’s population, a krasue, and a lynch mob. Of course, there are numerous guest stars throughout the season including the likes of Michael Rooker, Ethan Embry, James Remar, and Jonathan Schaech.

After the show’s best season (season two), the horror anthology series takes a little dip in quality in season 3. Were there budget cuts? Was it rushed out? It’s unclear, but the entire season looks and feels cheaper. Even The Creep himself has been crudely animated instead of being in live-action form for the segments.

Despite some talented writers in the mix (like Paul Dini and Greg Nicotero), the writing here isn’t the best either as many of the episodes have a very basic ironic story (like the spider centric “Okay, I’ll Bite”) or stories that have a promising set-up but don’t really do anything of interest with the premise (the pregnancy centric “Queen Bee”). On the plus side, there are 3 noteworthy episodes. The meta horror museum/film prop centric “Skeletons In The Closet” will undoubtedly appeal to horror film buffs, “Time Out” is a fun and dark time travel story, and the clever zombie tale “A Dead Girl Named Sue” takes place during the events of “Night Of The Living Dead.” Hopefully, season 4 will have more like the latter 3 episodes.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. Grade: A- 

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B+

Extras:
* An awesome comic book style booklet featuring an episode guide and comic artwork for the episodes.
* “Amazon’s Comic-Con @ Home Panel Interview” with host Clark Collis, Greg Nicotero, Michael Rooker, James Remar, Mattie Do, and Rusty Cundieff.
* Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
* 38 minutes of behind-the-scenes raw footage from the set.

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December 8, 2022 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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