Today Shudder released the season two finale of Creepshow
, “Night of the Living Late Show.” The episode, written by Dana Gould and directed by Greg Nicotero, follows Simon (Justin Long), who has invented a virtual reality device that enables him to enter his favorite films. However, things don’t go according to plan when his virtual reality bleeds into his real life.
Nicotero and Gould recently took part in a round table with journalists to discuss the episode, how it was made, and much more about the series.
In the episode, Simon enters the movie Horror Express
, and the integration of Justin’s character has been done so well, it’s difficult to tell it’s not part of the original film. Gould talked to SciFi Vision about choosing the parts of the movie that they used. “I had an idea for the story, and then I had to watch Horror Express
, which I had seen, of course, but to see where I could physically put an actor in a way that would interact. So, the movie sort of dictated what the scenes were. That's the fun of writing a script like this; it’s backwards. You have to almost write it [backwards]; it’s backwards engineering. It looks seamless, because, I mean, aside from the technical brilliance that Greg brought to it, in terms of the script, I worked backwards. I found dialogue from the movie that worked, and then I found a way to write the script around it.”
Nicotero explained some of the specifics of putting it together to the site. “…When Dana sent the script, there were specific time codes of like, okay, so if Justin's talking here, then we use this time code from one minute, nine seconds to one minute, fourteen seconds. So, it really was a really complicated jigsaw puzzle.”