An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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 Warner Shook ... Richard Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
Robert Harper ... Charlie Gereson (segment "The Crate")
Elizabeth Regan 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")
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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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The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

It was rumored that Max von Sydow was originally slated to play Upson Pratt in the final segment, "They're Creeping Up on You!". He went on to play Doctor Kynes in Dune (1984). See more »

Goofs

The direction the 'Popov' vodka bottle faces changes between shots in the second segment of the film, "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill". See more »

Quotes

Jordy's Dad: [Appearing in the mirror] Jordy.
Jordy: Daddy?
Jordy's Dad: Jordy.
Jordy: [Turns around and sees no one and turns back to the mirror] But you're dead. You've been dead... Christ... three years almost.
Jordy's Dad: You ain't gonna get in that tub, are you? It's the water that it wants, Jordy. Don't you know that?
Jordy: Daddy, it itches! This green stuff all over me is ten thousand times worse then poison ivy! It's driving me crazy! I gotta cool off!
Jordy's Dad: If you get in that water, Jordy... you might as well sign your death warrant!
Jordy: I'm a goner already, ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Italian release is commonly known as featuring only four episode instead of five and did not include second episode "The lonesome death of Jordy Verrill", starring Stephen King, but in some very few movie theaters it was screened uncut. See more »

Connections

Features World Wrestling Federation: Episode #8.4 (1980) See more »

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Suspense
(uncredited)
Music by William Loose and John Seely
Synchrofox Music Library
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Creepily Comical.
29 July 2006 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

"Creepshow" is a unique, funny, and creepy horror anthology from Stephen King and George A. Romero. The film centers around five stories - consisting of a murderous revenge tale of a father on fathers day ; a redneck (played by Stephen King himself) who begins growing a green substance on his body after coming in contact with a meteor ; a man who buries his wife and her lover up to their heads on the beach as the tide begins to come in ; a strange monster that lives in a crate that was discovered beneath a stairway ; and a Scrooge-like businessman who lives in a purely sanitized apartment that can't get rid of pesky cockroaches.

Each of the stories displayed in this movie are a little bit corny to a certain extent, but they are still well done and are quite amusing. There is a very good cast, including Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, and E.G. Marshall, whom all give good performances in the movie. The whole movie is tied in with the classic E.C. comics from the 1950s, each story as if it were from a comic book. I thought that whole comic aspect was pretty unique, and I liked the stories in the film ("The Crate" is by far the best of them all, the one with Leslie Nielsen is my runner up for second place).

Bottom line - if you are expecting some serious, intense horror movie, this is not for you. This movie isn't scary at all, I watched it when I was very young and it failed to even scare me then. "Creepshow" is a comical, campy, and well-done horror anthology. I only recommend it if you like this sort of thing, because it is more comic than horrific. Otherwise, it's really quite good for what it is. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuentos de ultratumba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,889, 14 November 1982

Gross USA:

$21,028,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,028,755
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Original Workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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