Creepshow: Greg Nicotero Unpacks the Skeletons in His Closet

However the story “Skeletons within the Closet,” within the newest episode of Creepshow has it “all in there,” and is perhaps the height of Nicotero’s nerd-out. Directed by Nicotero, with a narrative by him and John Esposito, it’s a story about an obsessive film prop collector who takes issues a bit far by stealing a screen-used skeleton. 

Between the limitless stream of film quotes, the collector’s memorabilia (most of which is the actual deal) to a re-creation of the Psycho bathe scene and a Ray Harryhausen skeleton battle from The seventh Voyage of Sinbad, this installment of Creepshow is an Easter egg feast for horror followers.

Within the following excerpt from our interview, Nicotero breaks down the Creepshow story, and within the accompanying video, we likewise talk about the John Carpenter homage (and sensible monster results) within the “Queen Bee” story, in addition to his working relationship with Joe Hill, and the relevance of social commentary inside horror.

On the origins of “Skeletons within the Closet”

“‘Skeletons’” happened as a result of it’s primarily based just about on a real story,” Nicotero says. “After Dawn of the Dead was filmed, there was a skeleton used within the film present in a dressing up store in Pittsburgh. They referred to as the coroner, and he was like, ‘This can be a actual skeleton,’ and so they gave it a burial. That each one actually occurred. I used to be at all times fascinated with the thought you might get, at one level, actual skeletons. The place did they arrive from? Whose skeleton was it? Did some man exit and kill any individual, and use their skeleton for a film? No. My first job on Day of the Useless once I obtained employed by Tom Savini was to name a medical provide place and order skeletons. They got here from India or someplace.”

The true film props on show

“A lot of the stuff in that museum is stuff from my precise assortment, as much as and together with my favourite joke, which I’m in all probability the one who will chortle at it: The decapitated head of David Warner from The Omen,” Nicotero says. “Whereas we had been writing that, that head went up for public sale, and I gained. I really purchased it. Now we have it and restored it. That was the primary film decapitation I bear in mind seeing that blew me away.”

The Omen isn’t the one prop on show, with a photograph of the mysterious sphere from Phantasm additionally making an look.

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