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12 November 1982 (USA) See more »
From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »
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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  (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
Marty Schiff .... grip (as Moonbaby Schiff)
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
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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120 min | USA:130 min (approx.) (Original Workprint)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

The wrestling match Jordy Verrill is watching on TV in the second segment, "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill", was being called by Vince McMahon (Chairman of the WWF - now WWE). The wrestlers in the ring were then-current WWF Champion Bob Backlund and The Samoan No. 1.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During "The Crate", when Wilma is making a fool of herself at the luncheon, she says the line "Whoever that etiquette crotch is." Not only does the line barely match the movement of her lips, the line is said in a voice that doesn't quite match Adrienne Barbeau's. Internet research reveals the original line was "Whoever that etiquette c**t is," but was changed in post-production at the request of Warner Bros.See more »
Richard Vickers:Come on Harry, the maiden fair waits for her knight in shining corduroy.See more »
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Horror Tales, 30 May 2009
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This movie is divided in five stories, conducted by a leading segment where the stressed father of a boy that loves horror comic books throws his Creepshow magazine in the garbage. The wind changes the pages and discloses the tales listed below.

"Father's Day" – While waiting Aunt Bedelia (Viveca Lindfors) for a dinner party, the greedy family recalls that she killed her own father seven years ago. Now her undead father returns from the grave as a zombie expecting to eat his cake. This segment is weak, and it is curious to see Ed Harris performing a minor role. (6).

"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" – The redneck farmer Jordy Verrill (Stephen King) finds a meteor in his property in Castle Rock County and dreams on selling it for the local university and raising a large amount. However he is affected by the meteor and strange weeds grow-up on his body. This segment is the silliest and the greatest curiosity is Stephen King performing the lonely farmer. (5).

"Something to Tide you Over" - Harry Wentworth (Ted Danson) is forced by the revengeful Richard Vickers (Leslie Nielsen), who is the former husband of his woman Becky Vickers (Gaylen Ross), to go to Comfort Point beach and to bury himself in the sand. Then he brings a Television and a VCR to show Becky buried in the same conditions. With the high tide, their heads are submerged for the pleasure of the insane Richard. However, on the next night, he is visited by a couple of zombie lovers. This dark and claustrophobic segment is the scariest one and the only flaw is the lack of previous development of the characters. (9).

"The Crate" – When the janitor of a university finds a crate hidden below the stairs, he reports his findings to Professor Dexter Stanley (Fritz Weaver). They open the container and sooner Dexter finds that there is a hunger creature inside that devours the janitor and another scientist. When the disturbed Dexter tells to his colleague and friend Henry Northrup (Hal Holbrook) what happened, Henry sees the chance to get rid off his bitch wife Wilma Northrup (Adrienne Barbeau). This segment is the funniest, and the situations of Henry imagining killing Wilma are hilarious. (8).

"They're Creeping up on You!" – The mean and selfish Upson Pratt (E.G. Marshall) lives in an expensive bug-proof penthouse and treats his employees like garbage. During a blackout, his fancy apartment is infested by coach roaches driving Pratt to a tragic end. This gruesome tale is simple but nasty, with many coach roaches. (7).

The lead segment ends with the boy using a voodoo doll to provoke pain in his father.

This is the third time that I watch these entertaining horror tales, now on DVD. I only regret that there are no sequels of these great stories. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Creepshow"

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