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Gray Matter/The House of the Head 

A grieving father living with his son develops a drinking problem with severe consequences; A young girl discovers a strange toy head in her newly acquired dollhouse.


Stephen King (based on short story by), Byron Willinger | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Adrienne Barbeau ... Dixie
Tobin Bell ... Chief
Jesse C. Boyd ... Richie
Giancarlo Esposito ... Doc
Cailey Fleming ... Evie
Rachel Hendrix ... Marsha
Guy Messenger ... Mr. Ogman
Christopher Nathan ... Timmy
Andy Rusk ... Gray Matter Creature
David Shae ... Randy


Gray Matter: Richie's drinking habit was getting out of control, but no one expected his thirst to become insatiable. His appetite grew from beer, to animals, to people; and with a hurricane closing in, Richie begins to devour everything in sight. The House of the Head: Evie's dolls are some of her favorite companions, but when a severed toy head appears in their dollhouse and starts murdering, Evie can't protect them. Are her favorite dolls next? Or worse, if it escapes the confines of the dollhouse - is she next? Written by CB

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26 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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In Grey Matter, a search for the Grady twins is mentioned on the radio. These are the twin girls from The Shining. See more »


References Creepshow (1982) See more »

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Alcohol does this to daddy, and little girl has an evil haunted dollhouse!
29 September 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This was the first and premiere episode of the new series from streamer network "Shudder" as "Creepshow" returns in episode form anthology like with two tales per episode as the horror comic continues on much like it's 1982 and 1987 films.

This episode features two tales "Gray Matter" and "The House of the Head". The first "Gray Matter" is based on a short story from Stephen King I believe from about the time of the late 70's or early 80's. It involves a small town where a storm or possible hurricane is about to hit and Richie has changed plenty over the years after his wife died he's an alcoholic and guzzles the cheap beer. His son becomes worried and the town locals start to search for him only to find he has become and taken on the form and transformation of a very gruesome like creature did the alcohol do this?

Then the second tale called "The House of the Head" is one that's strange and creepy and it will give one chills with suspense and some fear story is simple though. A little girl named Evie who lives in the suburbs with a loving mom and dad has a dollhouse and it has it's figures of people all of a sudden things get a little scary when a cut off head appears in the house and each and every doll is then at risk! (Nice throwback was seeing the Indian doll which reminds of Old Chief Wooden head from "Creepshow 2"). So this little house of dolls has to be put on the market for sell!

Overall good episode nice start to the "Shudder" streaming series looking forward to all of the episodes also this first one had guest turns from veterans like Tobin Bell and the great Adrienne Barbeau(from "Creepshow" in 1982).

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