With the third season of Creepshow hitting Shudder tomorrow, we got the chance to see the first 2 episodes. Here’s our previews of Mums, Queen Bee, Skeletons in the Closet and Familiar.
Episode 1 – Mums/Queen Bee
For ‘Mums’ we focus on a young boy based on a country farm who has a hectic family life and a dark secret. This opener is a good indication of what’s to come with a contained tale with a fantastic monster that feels plucked out of classic X Files.
Queen Bee takes on the obsession with celebrities as a group of teenagers aim to get a sneak peek of a pop star giving birth but get more than they bargain for. Just when you think Creepshow hit a new peak with Mums, Queen Bee takes things to a whole new level with a complete WTF monster.
Episode 2 – Skeletons in the Closet/Familiar
Skeletons in the Closet feels like Greg Nicotero’s tribute to his late colleague John Carl Beuchler, as we follow a prop museum owner who is gearing up for his grand opening but runs into a spot of trouble from a rival collector. Whacky, with a B movie twist, Skeletons in the Closet will have you grinning from ear to ear with its references and feels like a worthy tribute to Beuchler.
Familiar focuses on a drunk who visits a psychic and gets more than he bargained for. Although slightly more contained this episode is still a worthwhile entry.
Creepshow Season 3 premieres on Shudder on 23rd September 2021.