An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

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Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It is rumored that Max von Sydow was originally slated to play Upson Pratt in Creepshow's final story, "They're Creeping Up On You!". See more »

Goofs

During "The Crate", when Wilma is making a fool of herself at the luncheon, she says the line "Whoever that etiquette crotch is." Not only does the line barely match the movement of her lips, the line is said in a voice that doesn't quite match Adrienne Barbeau's. Internet research reveals the original line was "Whoever that etiquette c**t is," but was changed in post-production at the request of Warner Bros. See more »

Quotes

Wilma Northrup: Oh, Henry - can't you do anything right?
Henry Northrup: Huh?
Wilma Northrup: 'Huh?' That's what I figured. 'HUH?' That's just what I'd expect from you! I told you half an hour ago to get one of those kids in the monkey suits to bring the car around!
Henry Northrup: [sheepishly] Oh, I - I'm sorry...
Wilma Northrup: Oh, Henry, you are such a little kid! I swear to God you are! I mean were would you be without me to take care of you?
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Referenced in JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Ib Glindemann
Ole Georg Music
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Creepily Comical.
29 July 2006 | by (New York, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

"Creepshow" is a unique, funny, and creepy horror anthology from Stephen King and George A. Romero. The film centers around five stories

  • consisting of a murderous revenge tale of a father on fathers day ; a


redneck (played by Stephen King himself) who begins growing a green substance on his body after coming in contact with a meteor ; a man who buries his wife and her lover up to their heads on the beach as the tide begins to come in ; a strange monster that lives in a crate that was discovered beneath a stairway ; and a Scrooge-like businessman who lives in a purely sanitized apartment that can't get rid of pesky cockroaches.

Each of the stories displayed in this movie are a little bit corny to a certain extent, but they are still well done and are quite amusing. There is a very good cast, including Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, and E.G. Marshall, whom all give good performances in the movie. The whole movie is tied in with the classic E.C. comics from the 1950s, each story as if it were from a comic book. I thought that whole comic aspect was pretty unique, and I liked the stories in the film ("The Crate" is by far the best of them all, the one with Leslie Nielsen is my runner up for second place).

Bottom line - if you are expecting some serious, intense horror movie, this is not for you. This movie isn't scary at all, I watched it when I was very young and it failed to even scare me then. "Creepshow" is a comical, campy, and well-done horror anthology. I only recommend it if you like this sort of thing, because it is more comic than horrific. Otherwise, it's really quite good for what it is. 8/10.


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