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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The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED! See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | 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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Did You Know?


Adrienne Barbeau was still married to John Carpenter when Creepshow was released. Carpenter would make the film version of Stephen King's Christine (1983) the following year. King wrote and makes an appearance in Creepshow. Additionally, Hal Holbrook and Tom Atkins, who starred in this film, co-starred in The Fog (1980) with Adrienne, and which Carpenter directed. See more »


Before he is slapped in the Prologue segment, Billy (Joe Hill) already has red slap marks painted on his face. See more »


Harry: Richard! I'm gonna get you! You hear me, Richard? YOU HEAR ME, RICHARD? I'm going to get you f...
[a wave washes over his head, cutting him off abruptly]
Richard Vickers: You've gotta hold your breath there, Harry. You've gotta hold your breath!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) See more »


Rhythm Variety 1-7
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Erik Markmann)
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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