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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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Warner Brothers tried a very unusual release strategy with the film. Instead of opening the film wide during the lucrative summer season, the studio gave it a four-week trial run at a number of Boston-area theatres in July 1982. After it did great business, Warner then ended the trial and prepared for a wider release in November 1982. Their thinking was that a bizarre, R-rated horror film was best position was close as possible to Halloween, and that a pre-October 31st release was a non-starter because it would have had to compete with "Halloween III: Season of the Witch", but Warner forecast, correctly, that the Michael Myers'-less 3rd Halloween movie would burn out quickly and leave the horror field open for "Creepshow" to do impressive business, which it did. See more »

Goofs

The "son's" face shows red slap-marks before "father" actually slaps him in the opening scene. See more »

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Richard Vickers: Come on Harry, the maiden fair waits for her knight in shining corduroy.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
Ole Georg Music
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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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