CREEPSHOW Season 4 on Shudder has six new episodes – and you can binge them all in one go. All episodes premiere on Friday the 13th of October. Not all seasons have been as good as one could hope, but this one has a lot of great episodes. Read our full Creepshow season 4 review here!
CREEPSHOW Season 4 is coming to Shudder on Friday the 13th of October with all six episodes. They’re calling it a “binge premiere” and you very well could binge-watch this season. Unlike some of the previous seasons, this one has overwhelmingly good stories. That’s not to say that Creepshow doesn’t always manage to deliver some good episodes.
I just feel like some of the previous seasons have had a little too much of a “mixed bag” quality. Whether it’s the Friday the 13th binge premiere that has made them pull out better stories or just me being more susceptible to their qualities shall remain unknown. Just know that there are a lot of great stories for you. And yes, we have watched all six episodes for this review.
Continue reading our Creepshow season 4 review below. The season Binge Premieres on Shudder on October 13, 2023.
Creepshow Season 4 Episode 1
The new season opens with two strong stories, so let’s get to it.
“Twenty Minutes with Cassandra” and “Smile” are the stories of Creepshow S4E1
The opening story of season 4 is “Twenty Minutes with Cassandra” which was written by Jamie Flanagan. And yes, he is the brother of Mike Flanagan and has written on his brilliant shows as well. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the cast features two Flanagan alumni actors; Samantha Sloyan and Ruth Codd.
The title character of Cassandra (or just “Cassie”) is being chased by a monster and endangers a kind stranger when she asks for help. By doing so, they are both trapped, but what can they do? The segment is directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero.
Next is “Smile” which features a celebrated photographer, who finds himself tormented due to an award-winning photograph. Sometimes a picture isn’t worth more than a thousand words explaining to whole situation. Written by Mike Scannell and directed by John Harrison.
“The Hat” and “Grieving Process” segments of Creepshow S4E2
The first story of episode 2 is “The Hat”. The story is about a horror novelist who has severe writer’s block. Fortunately, his agent has just the right thing. The hat worn by none other than Stephen Bachman. Of course, the struggling author can’t resist… he also can’t write if he stops wearing the hat, which takes away all concepts of time and space.
Fun fact: The name Stephen Bachman is a combination of Stephen King and Richard Bachman. However, the latter is a pen name used by King, so it’s an inside hybrid name for the one amazing horror author.
The second story is “Grieving Process”, where we meet Richard (not Bachman) who finds himself in quite a predicament. His wife has been attacked and is but a shell of the woman he loved. Within a short time, Richard is ready to do anything to help her feel better. This is put to the test and it appears Richard is ready to deliver.
Writers on episode 402: Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Mike D McCarty, John Esposito
Directors of episode 402: Kailey Spear, and Sam Spear (they also directed on Two Sentence Horror Stories)
Episode 402 will air on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.
“Parent Deathtrap” and “To Grandmother’s House We Go” are episode 3 of season 4
“Parent Deathtrap” is a nice little surprise in terms of how it evolves. It’s a cautionary tale in many different ways, which Lyle learns only too late. He is a disappointment to his wealthy parents, who constantly meddle in his life. Unfortunately, their plan backfires, and now Lyle has to deal with the aftermath.
“To Grandmother’s House We Go” is a wonderful little treat with a very campy and kitsch vibe. A touch of heartbreak but also plenty of uplifting moments. As with any good fairytale. Marcia needs to take her stepdaughter to the girl’s grandmother’s house to claim their inheritance. However, this simple task is easier said than done.
Writers on episode 403: Erik Sandoval, Michael Rousselet, William Butler
Directors on episode 403: PJ Pesce, Justin Dyck
Episode 403 will air on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.
“Meet the Belaskos” and “Cheat Code” are episode 404
“Meet the Belaskos” is a sweet love story. Or rather, it’s a vampire story meets Romeo & Juliet. No, not like Twilight. This story has more of a True Blood vibe as vampires aren’t in hiding. They do, however, suffer from racist humans around them. This definitely makes the story an intriguing and obvious analogy to the world we live in.
“Cheat Code” is pure nostalgia as a father and son bond by playing an old video game. However, this is Creepshow so you can expect to discover why the video game was abandoned. And why all copies seem to have disappeared. There’s a touch of Jumanji to this story, though it isn’t that story. The overlap between our world and a game world does become apparent rather fast though.
Episode 404 Writers: John Esposito, Claire Carré, Charles Spano
Episode 404 Directors: John Esposito, Justin Dyck
Episode 404 will air on Friday, November 3 at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.
“Something Burrowed, Something Blue” and “Doodles” Episode 405
“Something Burrowed, Something Blue” opens the penultimate episode of the season. As hinted by the title, we’re heading down the aisle. However, the young couple getting married are gifted something with a catch. The kind of catch that feels distinctly Lovecraftian.
“Doodles” is the second story of season 4, episode 5, and it very appropriately features an aspiring comic artist. She is trying her damndest to get her breakthrough but something always gets in her way. As she doodles mindlessly to battle frustration, she realizes her doodles might have more power than she thinks.
For the record, I loved the very final moments of this episode. You’ll see!
Writers: Todd Spence, Zak White
Directors: John Esposito, PJ Pesce
Episode 405 will air on Friday, November 10 at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.
“George Romero in 3-D!” and “Baby Teeth” is the season 4 final episode
The final episode of season 4 opens with “George Romero in 3-D!”. Here, we come across a struggling bookstore owner who seems destined to close the store. By a miracle, her son finds unpublished works of George Romero in their basement. Hidden comics featuring ghouls – never call them zombies, lest we forget that George Romero called them “Ghouls”. And yes, this is joked about in the episode.
No matter their name, it’s the effect of the 3D glasses that become an issue. It turns out they bring the stories a little too much to life.
Finally, the very last story of season 4 is “Baby Teeth”. Shelby just had all four wisdom teeth removed and also seems to be growing up way too fast for Shelby’s mom. She still has the nursery, from when her daughter was a baby, kept as it was. Unfortunately, the family is about to learn that holding on to childhood relics can be a gateway to danger.
Episode 406 Writers: Todd Spence, Zak White, Melanie Dale
Episode 406 Directors: Greg Nicotero, John Harrison
Season 4, Episode 6 will air on Friday, November 17 at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.
Watch season 4 of Creepshow on Shudder and AMC+
In case you’re so young and unspoiled that you don’t know, Creepshow is based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. In 2019 it was brought back to life by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), and it has been a wonderful ride. Well, for the most part anyway. With any anthology, there will always be some stories you enjoy more than others.
It’s always been dubbed “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared” and that is very true for season 4. The segments of Crepshow are also comic book issues coming to life. While I consider myself a fast reader, I can never quite manage to read those comic book pages that are shown before the story begins.
I usually find myself pausing, though you really can watch any segment fine without the information. If you’re in the mood for “exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable” then be sure to check out season 4 of Creepshow. And really, when is one not in the mood for those things?!
CREEPSHOW season 4 premieres with all six episodes exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ on Friday, October 13th, 2023.
The six-episode binge premiere is exclusively on Shudder and AMC+ with new episodes airing weekly at 10:00 pm ET/9c on AMC linear.