Creepshow Season 4 Review – A Mixed Bag of a Season

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4



Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 2.5/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 4.5/5

Creepshow, the movie released in 1982, was the brainchild of George A. Romero and Stephen King. In 2019, streaming service Shudder developed the Creepshow TV series along with Greg Nicotero, who is known for his work with Romero and AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Anthology shows have always had a way of thrilling audiences with their campy, pulpy, and gore-filled segments. And often it’s impossible not to get sucked into the excitement and suspense as each story unfolds, especially when you know they are going to have a shocking twist and leave you stunned by the end. But does Creepshow Season 4 deliver that?

Creepshow season 4 had some great segments, but also had some misses, making it a rather mixed bag. While there were some that had the campy fun and pulp goodness that the series is known for, there were others that were terribly acted, were forgettable or just didn’t hit the mark.

The season started off strong with Twenty Minutes with Cassandra, directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Jamie Flanagan, was a rather gory survive-the-night story, which turned out to be pretty wholesome. However, Smile, directed by John Harrison and written by Mike Scannell, made for a very forgettable story to follow the strength that was the previous segment.

A few other highlights were The Hat, a humorous take on Stephen King’s writing process; The Parent Deathtrap, another witty story about a young man whose parents haunt him after he murders them; Meet the Belaskos, a tragic romance between a teenage boy and a teen vampire; Doodles, in which a cartoonist discovers whatever she draws comes to life, bringing us back to the cautionary tales of EC comics; and George Romero 3-D, an homage to George Romero. All had their own slice of ingenuity in their own and made for entertaining stories that make Creepshow what it is as a horror anthology. The acting was great, and the writing and direction were also on point.

However, there were also some duds that either suffered from terrible writing and acting or just made no impact, making them either disappointing or forgettable.  One of the weakest for season four was Cheat Code, which feels as if it came right out of Something Awful or Creepypasta forums, with a Goosebumps feel. Directed by Justin Dyck and written by Claire Carre and Charles Spano, this was difficult to watch.

To Grandmother’s House We Go, directed by Justin Dyck, is also disappointing. This segment was a reference to Little Red Riding Hood and fell flat at the end. It had a good set-up, but the ending felt like a cop-out. Then, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and Baby Teeth felt like a retread of old segments of other anthology series. And Grieving Process was a bit forgettable with its predictable plot.

Overall, Creepshow Season 4 is a mixed bag, something that is normal for an anthology series. You aren’t always going to get a full house, but for what was offered, it’s pretty good.

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  • Verdict - 5.5/10

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