MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 100 this week

Creepshow (1982)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  12 November 1982 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 23,927 users  
Reviews: 198 user | 116 critic

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 17 May 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Creepshow" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Creepshow.

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Creepshow 3 (Video 2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

This follow-up to Stephen King and George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology features five new tales of horror: "Alice", "The Radio", "Call Girl", "The Professor's Wife" & "Haunted Dog".

Directors: Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson
Stars: Stephanie Pettee, Roy Abramsohn, Susan Schramm
Knightriders (1981)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusional from their leader.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick
Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John
Hungry Wives (1972)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Jan White, Raymond Laine, Ann Muffly
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato
The Dark Half (1993)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker
Bruiser (2000)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After years of being tread upon and cheated on, a man awakens to find his face has a been replaced by an blank, white mask.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Peter Stormare, Leslie Hope
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
Martin (1976)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman whom he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Raymond Laine, Judith Ridley, Johanna Lawrence
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Carrie Nye ...
...
...
...
...
...
Warner Shook ...
...
Elizabeth Regan ...
Gaylen Ross ...
Jon Lormer ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

terror | creature | cake | father's day | grave | See more »

Taglines:

From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Creep Show  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Original Workprint)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Richard Vickers: Come on Harry, the maiden fair waits for her knight in shining corduroy.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Supernatural: Hollywood Babylon (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Gaudeamus Igitur
by Christian Wilhelm Kindleben
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fan heaven as two horror greats come together.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George A Romero & Stephen King combine here to give us 5 joyously silly tales based on the style of the E.C. Comics that both men loved as youths.

The film begins with a young boy having his comic collection thrown away by his father, this angers the boy and he plots evil revenge that segues into the five stories.

"Father's Day" is the opening story and whilst it isn't short on the camp factor, it's a very inauspicious start, a zombie father returns to enact vengeance on his horrid family in the name of cake! Next up is "The Lonesome Death Of Jody Verill", which sees Stephen King himself in the title role of a less than dumb hick who touches a fallen meteor and thus starts to turn into a plant monster. King has fun with the role but overplays it to dangerously annoying ham proportions, but it's a tidy fable with a cool ending. We then get to my personal favourite of the bunch with "Something To Tide You Over," here we have a delightfully villainous Leslie Nielson burying his unfaithful wife and her lover {Ted Danson} in the sand up to their necks as the tide starts to come in, naturally there is a grizzly twist a coming.

"The Crate" sees the arrival of Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau into the proceedings, a smart message of not opening crates marked with "Danger, Do Not Open," and here we get a genuinely scary monster into the show. The final segment is "They're Creeping Up On You" which seems to be a favourite of many across the site, and although it has creepy impact for those scared of insects, it's not the crowning glory I was hoping for. We are then cut back to the boy and his thirst for revenge and the film finishes with a glint in its eye, more schlock and camp than outright horror, but still a great piece of 80s fun for fans to enjoy, 7/10.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wonder wat the water zombies did next? ian_hideous
why does he pay rent in his own building? zyggums
Best line from creepshow? tunch08
what was aunt badelia saying to nathans grave? zyggums
Incredible Music Terpsfan
Who is the better corpse? Dead Nate or the Tar Man from ROTLD... johnnyg_33
Discuss Creepshow (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page