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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Creep Show  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,870,000 (USA) (14 November 1982)

Gross:

$19,733,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to George Romero, 10 minutes were cut from Creepshow as a part of the deal with Warner Brothers for distribution See more »

Goofs

When Hank enters the graveyard to look for Aunt Bedilia, the hanging lantern (which Bedilia had previously hit her hat on) has now gone. 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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Soundtracks

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Music by Ib Glindemann
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Stephen King meets George A. Romero!!
26 October 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Creepshow (1982) was a horror fan's dream come true. Two of the masters in their respective fields joining forces to collaborate on a movie. Several tales filmed in an anthology style based upon the E.C. Comics that the two enjoyed reading in their youths. With Stephen King writing and George A. Romero directing plus Tom Savini creating the gory special effects how can you go wrong? You just can't and the aforementioned duo delivers the goods.

The story begins as a young kid is being punished by his overbearing and brutish father for reading "trashy filth" and is punished. During the night the tossed out comic book comes to life and plays out all the stories (in comic book form) with the "Creepshow Ghoul' leading the way. Black comedy has never been funnier.

All the stories are excellent and well directed. The set pieces are very well designed and are brilliantly executed. You have to love the lighting schemes. The cast is a mixture of new actors and classic ones. George A. Romero stated that he finally got to work with Fritz Weaver and Hal Holbrook and E.G. Marshall. Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Ted Danson and Ed Harris co-star as well. A couple of Romero regulars such as his wife Christine, Tom Savini and who can forget Stephen King as Jordy Verill.

Creepshow is a true modern day horror classic. I have enjoyed this as a child and I still consider this movie one of my favorite horror films. Sadly the two could never capture the magic they once had. Maybe they'll work together directly in the near future. This movie was near flawless in design. They set out to recapture the old E.C. Comics aura and they succeeded. Followed by a absolutely bad sequel.

Highly recommended!


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