Creepshow (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  12 November 1982 (USA)
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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.



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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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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Viveca Lindfors asked George A. Romero if she could improvise the scene at the tomb. To do the scene, she thought about her relationship with her own father and her hidden anger at her ex-husband George Tabori. See more »


In the segment "The Crate", when Henry "shoots" Billie, the hole in her forehead appears one frame AFTER the blood spray comes from the back of her head. See more »


Upson Pratt: Go out and fuck somebody. But wear a damn rubber, everybody's got the damn herpes these days.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Troll 2 (1990) See more »


Big Band Era: '30s
Music by Ole Georg (as Neil Amsterdam)
Ole Georg Music
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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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