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

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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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The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED! 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

George A. Romero went on to adapt Stephen King's novel The Dark Half (1993) as a film. That film featured Ed Harris's wife, Amy Madigan. Harris went on to appear in Needful Things (1993) as Sheriff Alan Pangborn, a character who originally appeared in The Dark Half. See more »

Goofs

In "They're Creeping Up On You," Upson Pratt smashes a cockroach with the butt of his gloved fist (in a close-up), and in the next shot his white glove is clean as he looks at it. If he is imagining the roaches, as the movie implies, the glove would be clean. See more »

Quotes

[Opening; Prologue: Stan is scolding Billy for buying and reading "Creepshow" comic books behind his back]
Stan (segments "Prologue": I told you before I didn't want you to read this crap. I never saw such rotten crap in my life. Where do get this shit? Who sells it to ya? I'm talking to you, young man! You wanna answer me when I'm talking to ya. You remember who puts the friggin' bread on the table around here, don't you?
Billy's Mother (segments "Prologue": Stan, don't be too hard on him. All the kids read 'em.
Stan (segments "Prologue": My boy isn't ALL the kids. You wanna know ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end of the credits, we hear "the old creep" laugh See more »

Connections

Spin-off Creepshow Raw: Insomnia (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

A Star Is Born
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
[segment "The Lonesome Death of Jody Verril"]
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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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