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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Jolting Tales of Horror! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Creep Show  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Fritz Weaver and Don Keefer, who share scenes in "The Crate", are alumni of the classic TV series The Twilight Zone: Keefer in the episode It's a Good Life, Weaver in The Obsolete Man and Third From The Sun. Jon Lormer (Nathan Grantham in the "Father's Day" segment) appeared in FOUR Twilight Zone episodes: Execution, Dust, The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank, and Jess-Belle. See more »

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During the segment "Something To Tide You Over," the hole that Wentworth is buried in shakes unrealistically when he yells for Richard to stop. See more »

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Richard Vickers: Wentworth! I suggest you get out of here! May I remind you, dear boy, I have the gun!
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Followed by Creepshow See more »

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Tension Bridge
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Music by Ib Glindemann (as Erik Markmann)
Ole Georg Music
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Classic!
17 December 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

George A.Romero("Dawn of the Dead","Day of the Dead","Martin")after huge success with "Dawn of the Dead" directed his another masterpiece-an anthology of five short stories called "Creepshow".The script was written by Stephen King,and the special effects were made by F/X wizard Tom Savini("Martin","Maniac","The Prowler").The first story "Father's Day" is so-so-nothing special,but the zombie looks terrific;the second story "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril" is the funniest,Stephen King steals the show as a Jordy,a goofy farmer,who finds a strange meteor;the third story "Something To Tide You Over" is my favourite-it's ghastly,creepy,funny and a little bit disturbing,again great make-up of the drowned zombies;the fourth story "The Crate" is the longest and goriest-there's a lot of suspense and plenty of gore mixed with black humour.Finally we are getting to the last story "Creeping Up On You"-an enjoyable story about cockroaches with some rather gross special effects.Overall I must say that I love "Creepshow"-surely they don't make them like this anymore.This is a REAL horror,not a teen-oriented garbage like "Scream" or "Urban Legend".Check it out.


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