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Stephen King (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 November 1982 (USA) See more »
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From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hal Holbrook ... Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate")

Adrienne Barbeau ... Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")

Fritz Weaver ... Dexter Stanley (segment "The Crate")

Leslie Nielsen ... Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Carrie Nye ... Sylvia Grantham (segment "Father's Day")

E.G. Marshall ... Upson Pratt (segment "They're Creeping Up On You")

Viveca Lindfors ... Aunt Bedelia (segment "Father's Day")

Ed Harris ... Hank Blaine (segment "Father's Day")

Ted Danson ... Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over)

Stephen King ... Jordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
Warner Shook ... Richard Grantham (segment "Father's Day")

Robert Harper ... Charlie Gereson (segment "The Crate")
Elizabeth Regan ... Cass Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
Gaylen Ross ... Becky Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Jon Lormer ... Nathan Grantham (segment "Father's Day")

Don Keefer ... Mike the Janitor (segment "The Crate")
Bingo O'Malley ... Jordy's Dad / Cameos (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
John Amplas ... Nathan's Corpse (segment "Father's Day")
David Early ... White (segment "They're Creeping Up On You")
Nann Mogg ... Mrs. Danvers (segment "Father's Day")
Iva Jean Saraceni ... Billy's Mother (segments "Prologue" / "Epilogue")

Joe Hill ... Billy (segments "Prologue" / "Epilogue") (as Joe King)
Christine Forrest ... Tabitha Raymond (segment "The Crate")
Chuck Aber ... Richard Raymond (segment "The Crate")
Cletus Anderson ... Host (segment "The Crate")
Katie Karlovitz ... Maid (segment "The Crate")
Peter Messer ... Yarbro (segment "Father's Day")

Marty Schiff ... Garbage Man #1 (segment "Epilogue")

Tom Savini ... Garbage Man #2 (segment "Epilogue")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Atkins ... Stan (segments "Prologue" / "Epilogue") (uncredited)
Darryl Ferrucci ... Fluffy (segment "The Crate") (uncredited)

David Garrison ... College Party Host (segment "The Crate") (uncredited)
Carol McCloskey ... Party Guest (segment "The Crate") (uncredited)
Ann Muffly ... Lenora Castonmeyer (segment "They're Creeping Up On You") (voice) (uncredited)
Richard P. Rubinstein ... Bearded Party Guest (wearing purple glasses) (segment "The Crate") (uncredited)
Charles Van Eman ... Bartender (segment "The Crate") (uncredited)

Directed by
George A. Romero 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (screenplay)

Stephen King  short stories "The Crate and Weeds" (uncredited)

Produced by
Salah M. Hassanein .... executive producer
Richard P. Rubinstein .... producer
David E. Vogel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Harrison 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Gornick (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pasquale Buba (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
Paul Hirsch (segment "The Crate")
George A. Romero (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Michael Spolan (segments: "Father's Day" "They're Creeping Up On You")
 
Production Design by
Cletus Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
Larry Fulton 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Catizone .... makeup effects assistant
Darryl Ferrucci .... makeup effects assistant
Jessie Nathans .... makeup effects assistant
Cindy Perriello .... second makeup artist
Bonnie Priore .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Rick Brown .... unit manager
Richard Feury .... unit manager (as Dick Feury)
Charles Layton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Clifford .... second assistant director
John Harrison .... first assistant director
Richard Hawley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
William Bilowit .... green effects (as Bill Bilowit)
Keith Brzozowski .... head carpenter
Janice Burgess .... design office coordinator
Maury Burgwin .... carpenter
David Chesnet .... painter
Cathy Corton .... painter
Stacy Eddy .... carpenter
James C. Feng .... assistant property master (as Jim Feng)
Dan Ferro .... carpenter
Jan Foster .... green effects
Ed Fountain .... construction coordinator
Bill Franko .... scenic grip
Ron Frenz .... artist: spectre art
Larry Fulton .... assistant designer
Larry Fulton .... graphic designer
Eileen Garrigan .... painter
Henry Grillo .... prop assistant
Kathy Grillo .... prop assistant
Ellen Hopkins .... head scenic artist
Howard Jones .... head carpenter
Jack Kamen .... artist: comic book art
Brian Kelly .... painter
Michael McMackin .... carpenter (as Mike McMackin)
Bruce Alan Miller .... property master (as Bruce Miller)
Jim Novak .... artist: comic book lettering
Christine Oagley .... assistant designer
Jan Pascale .... painter
Robert Perdziola .... prop assistant (as Bob Perdziola)
Sharon Seymour .... assistant property master
Charles Shatzkin .... scenic grip
Louis P. Taylor .... carpenter (as Louis Taylor)
Ken Thompson .... prop assistant
Gayle Wurthner .... painter
Bernie Wrightson .... artist: miscellaneous art (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary D. Alexander)
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... boom operator (as Pam DeMetruis)
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas .... sound editor (as Pam DeMetruis)
Tom Dubensky .... additional sound editor
Darrell Hanzalik .... additional sound editor
Petur Hliddal .... post-production sound supervisor
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Smales .... daily sound transferer
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Swanson .... dialogue editor
Wendy Wank .... additional sound editor
Dean Wetherell .... additional sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Cletus Anderson .... scenic special effects
Ed Fountain .... designer: drowning effects
 
Visual Effects by
David M. Garber .... mattes
Harvey Plastrik .... opticals
David Stipes .... mattes
Jim Aupperle .... matte painting photography (uncredited)
Dan Curry .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Janet Kusnick .... matte artist (uncredited)
Hal Miles .... visual effects technician (uncredited)
David Stipes .... visual effects supervisor: David Stipes Productions (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Abeln .... grip
Alan Brennecke .... lighting director
Tom Dubensky .... first assistant camera
Rich Dwyer .... grip
Jim Forrester .... gaffer
Richard Golomb .... still photographer
Susan Golomb .... still photographer
James Hamilton .... still photographer
Salah Hassanein Jr. .... grip
Kriss Husar .... second assistant camera
Katherine Kolbert .... still photographer
Michael Listorti .... grip
Simon Manses .... slate
Nicholas Mastandrea .... key grip (as Nick Mastandrea)
Richard Ricci .... grip
Moonbaby Schiff .... grip
Richard M. Sieg .... best boy (as Richard Sieg)
Chad Stockdale .... grip
Nick Tallo .... grip
Brian Vahey .... loader
Paul Van Haute .... camera operator: second unit (segment "Something To Tide You Over") (as Paul Van Haut)
Joe Wittkofski .... camera operator: second unit (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
 
Animation Department
Rick Catizone .... animator
Mark Letto .... assistant animator
Paul Bucciarelli .... cel painter (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tom Kibbe .... casting consultant
Cami Taylor .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ainslie Bruneau .... assistant costume designer
Claudia Stephens .... wardrobe supervisor (as Claudia Anderson)
Eileen Sieff Stroup .... assistant wardrobe supervisor (as Eileen Mae Sieff)
 
Editorial Department
Ron Bochar .... first assistant editor
Michael Gornick .... post-production coordinator
Wendy Hedin .... assistant editor
Frederic Hirsch .... apprentice editor
Lisa J. Levine .... assistant editor (as Lisa F. Levine)
Simon Manses .... post-production assistant
Otto Paoloni .... color supervisor: Technicolor
Joe Stillman .... assistant editor
Margaret Strosser .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... color supervisor: Technicolor (as Joseph Violante)
 
Music Department
Don Garvin .... music engineer
Ole Georg .... music librarian (as Oleg Georg)
John Harrison .... musician: keyboard & bass guitar
John Sutton .... music producer
John Sutton .... soundtrack producer
Michael Abelson .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Michelle DiBucci .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ron 'Byrd' Foster .... musician: drums & percussions (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
P.D. Levy .... transportation coordinator (as Peter Levy)
Frank A. Serrao .... production driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peggy Ahwesh .... assistant to cast (as Margaret Ahwesh)
Jane Alsobrook .... unit publicist
Maureen Andersen .... assistant to producer
D. Ballie .... production accountant
Teresa Bozsan .... accounting assistant
Jim Brewelhide .... production assistant (as Jim Bruwelheide)
David A. Brody .... roach wrangler
Richard Brown Jr. .... production assistant
Michael Brown .... production assistant
Tina Carbonell .... bookkeeper
Darlyne Chauve .... production assistant
Scott Coulter .... production assistant
Charles A. Duncombe Jr. .... production assistant (as Charles Duncombe)
Elizabeth England .... production assistant
Joe Fiacco .... production associate
Charles Forman .... auditor
Christine Forrest .... assistant to director
Kimberly Giannini .... production secretary
Tom Gleason .... production assistant
Barry Gress .... production assistant
Philip Harris .... production assistant
Cindey Hunsicker .... second assistant to producer
Joan Lerner .... liaison: U.F.D.
Steven LeSage .... production assistant
Joanne Long .... production secretary
Clair McCoy .... bookkeeper
Raymond A. Mendez .... roach wrangler
William Mott .... production assistant (as William Mott)
Charles Parkhurst .... production assistant
Melanie Parkhurst .... location office coordinator
Debbie Pinthus .... production assistant
Erica Pinto .... production assistant
Frank Planas .... production accountant
Judi Rosner .... production office coordinator
G. Shevchik .... production medic
Joanne Shoe .... script supervisor
Richard Spector .... production assistant
Brian Sullivan .... production assistant
Leslie Sullivan .... assistant to cast
Vincent D. Survinski .... office manager (as Vince Survinski)
Mark Tierno .... production assistant
Fred Tietz .... production assistant
Robert Tinnell .... production assistant
Sam Trapani .... security
Thomas Underiner .... production assistant
Vanessa Visconti .... production assistant
Natalka Voslakov .... assistant to cast
Alexander Weill .... auditor (as Al Weill)
Bob Wolcott .... title designer
 
Thanks
Kirby McCauley .... special thanks
Irvin Shapiro .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cuentos de ultratumba" - USA (Spanish title)
"Father's Day" - USA (segment title)
"Something to Tide You Over" - USA (segment title)
"Stephen King's Creepshow" - International (English title) (long title)
"The Crate" - USA (segment title)
"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" - USA (segment title)
"They're Creeping Up on You!" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
120 min | USA:130 min (approx.) (Original Workprint)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:(Banned) (video) (1986) | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1984) | Norway:(Banned) (1983-2003) (cinema release) | Singapore:PG (cut) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a "Creepshow" special feature from the pages of "Cinefantastique" magazine around the time of "Creepshow"'s release, Stephen King (screenwriter) and George A. Romero (director), revealed that if the film's final story ("They're Creeping Up On You!") had proven to be too difficult and ambitious to film, it would have been substituted with the King short story "The Hitch-Hiker", which ended up being the final story of the film's sequel, Creepshow 2 (1987), directed by George A. Romero's cinematographer on the original Creepshow, Michael Gornick.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Wilma Northrup:What are you doing creeping around down there? Where's Dex? What kind of a mess has he gotten himself into?
Henry Northrup:Well, it's easier if I just show you, I think. Come on down.
Wilma Northrup:[grabbing Charlie Gereson's smashed glasses] What's this?
Henry Northrup:Oh, I found them on the...
Wilma Northrup:Oh, Henry. Did he beat her?
Henry Northrup:Well...
Wilma Northrup:How bad is she? Is she conscious?
Henry Northrup:[begins laughing] It's easier if your just see for yourself, Wilma.
Wilma Northrup:What are you laughing about? Your best friend gets in a scrape with a girl and you're laughing?
Henry Northrup:[continues laughing] But there's a funny side to it, Wilma! Wait'll you see! You'll think so yourself!
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Basket Case (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gaudeamus IgiturSee more »

FAQ

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Creepshow, Sold Out!, 16 October 2007
Author: John Crane from United States

This was after Tales from the Crypt, however, Romero and King both where heavily influenced by these comics that they developed a movie that was sort of a satire/parody of Tales but in the same time a tribute to that comic book. In this movie there are four scary stories being told some written by Stephen King from his short stories and some written by Romero and SK. These stores, for that time, were pretty scary and freaked me out when they came in theaters. There are many great things about this movie that I enjoyed but there was, however, one huge things that I did not like about this movie. Regardless, it's about time for two horror geniuses to team up and do something good for a change.

First off, the movie itself is about a comic book similar to Tails and the four stories in the movie come directly from the Creepshow comic books. The reason why that this idea works in not only the principle of bringing a comic book to life but the way it was shot, edited and lit. The camera angles had very defined and geometrical angels, similar to those that you would see in a comic book. The lighting when something horrible happens turns red, or if somebody is screaming the background turns to a shattered red background, thereby giving each scene a more comic book-like feel to visual picture. It had choppy edits and quick cuts, which we all know that comic books have. So we have a visual perspective of a comic, the overall pattern and texture of a comic and now we have the quick stimulus of a comic.

Between each story there is a sub-story dealing with a young boy who finds the Creepshow comic book and how little by little he becomes more possessed by it. These intermissions also incorporate The Creep or our host for the evening. This character is by far the Crypt Keeper or the Vault Keeper to our mockup of Tales. Like the Crypt Keeper in the actual comic, he begins each segment with a scene setup and a conclusion, however he does not talk, he just blows around in the wind. With the beginning of each new story it starts out with a still scene of that story with heavy rotoscoping to make it look as if it is a comic book page, then fades out to a real-life still image and then begins. The same could be said about the ending. The clever technique gives the viewer a further illustration that this is a comic book come to life.

Though this movie strikes it rich on my scare-o-meter there is just one thing that took me out of the movie just a little. I know what they where going at when they decided this concept and I understand it was a good idea but it doesn't work when it gets put on film. The campy one-liners, the cheesy sub-story and the lame screams. Of course its predecessor did the same thing, I don't think that it works as well on film as it does on paper. I think it was a nice try though.

Overall I do believe that this is a horror/parody classic and that many horror fans, if not cult horror fans, would like this movie for what it is. I certainly enjoyed it, even now; I recommend this movie to anybody who loves the zombie king and the horror king. A movie worth buying a ticket for.

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