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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Nye ...
Warner Shook ...
Elizabeth Regan ...
Gaylen Ross ...
Jon Lormer ...


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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Jolting Tales of Horror! See more »


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Creep Show  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Why does Aunt Bedelia's father come to life after 7 years in the first story "Father's Day"? Not because of the lucky number it turns out. If you watch closely you will see Bedelia spills whiskey on the grave. In Gaelic, the word for whiskey is translated as Water of Life, and is likely a nod to James Joyce and his book "Finnegan's Wake". In the story a builder's laborer falls from a ladder and breaks his skull, but is revived when someone spills whiskey on his corpse at the wake. The story of Finnegan's Wake is in turn written based off an old Dublin street ballad. See more »


As Richard hurriedly drives his Jeep away from Harry's buried head, the back window is swung up. With the tide quickly coming in, he must hurry. As Richard approaches his house, the window is down. On this model of Jeep, the spare tire must be swung away from the window in order to close it. See more »


Carl Reynolds: [on phone] It's Carl Reynolds, sir. I'm calling from Orlando, Florida.
Upson Pratt: [alarmed] Orlando? Florida?
Carl Reynolds: Yes. The wife and I decided to take the kids to Disney World this year...
Upson Pratt: I don't give a fuck if you decided to take the kids to Attica this year. There are still roaches in this place, Reynolds. I killed one not five minutes ago.
Carl Reynolds: [stammering]
Upson Pratt: Do you like your job, Reynolds?
Carl Reynolds: Sir, I've spoken to Mr. White who's on desk tonight.
Upson Pratt: Do you like your job, Reynolds?
Carl Reynolds: Yes-yes, sir.
Upson Pratt: I'm glad to hear it because ...
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Music by Ib Glindemann
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Where's my cake?!?
20 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a fun movie! Stephen King as Jordy Verril was surprisingly good(considering he sucks at acting in almost everything he's ever done), Leslie Nielson and Ted Danson killing each other were brilliant (you've come a long way, Becker), and the rest of the cast is just fabulous. As for the writing, it mas simply masterful, and we would expect nothing less from King. Five original, striking vignettes of people killing each other, getting killed, going crazy, and getting the crap scared out of them. Best of all was the directing, easily. Romero did a great job creating the pulp comic feel, with comic book panel segues, goofy dream sequences and flashbacks, and best of all, the jarring zooms with the red and blue lighting. It sounds stupid, but it works superbly. Everything came together on this film, and it shows. 8/10

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