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Creepshow (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  12 November 1982 (USA)
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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

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Storyline

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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Five Jolting Tales of Horror! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Creep Show  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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The on-set nickname for the monster in the crate in Creepshow's fourth story was "Fluffy", as named by director George A. Romero. The creature's creator (and makeup artist on the entire film), Tom Savini, was the shorter garbageman featured near the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

The direction the 'Popov' vodka bottle faces changes between shots in the second segment of the film, "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill". See more »

Quotes

Stan (segments "Prologue": That takes care of that.
Billy's Mother (segments "Prologue": [sighs] Stan, don't you think you were... a little hard on him?
Stan (segments "Prologue": [pours some beer in a glass] You see that crap? All that horror crap? Things coming out of crates and eating people? Dead people coming back to life? People turning into weeds, for christ sake?
Billy's Mother (segments "Prologue": Well yes I did but...
Stan (segments "Prologue": [cuts her off] Well, you want him reading that stuff?
Billy's Mother (segments "Prologue": [sighs] Well, no but...
Stan (segments "Prologue": All right then! I took care of it. That's why God made fathers, babe. That's why God made fathers.
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Music by Ib Glindemann
Ole Georg Music
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A classic movie for all the sickos out there...
9 November 2004 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I think it's pretty clear that the amount of enjoyment you get out of this movie is directly related to how sick your sense of humor is. Those people with a fairly low tolerance for sick humor, such as myself, won't particularly like it, but people who thoroughly enjoy horror cheese like "Tales From the Crypt" should LOVE this.

Now, even though I personally don't like this movie, I have to admit it is very well made. Everything is perfectly over-the-top: the music, the gaudy colors, the makeup--it's all done to the point where it is totally ridiculous, which is what King and Romero want. And I must admit I did like the segment "The Crate." How can you NOT love a giant ape-monster running around tearing people to bits? Sick, sick stuff, but enjoyable all the same.

If you like gruesome black humor, this is the movie for you. "Creepshow" is shock schlock at its very best. And as an added bonus, it is not very well known today, so it can have a wonderful "What the hell are you WATCHING!?" effect on other people.

8/10 stars.


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