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Creepshow (1982)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate")
... Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")
... Dexter Stanley (segment "The Crate")
... Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Carrie Nye ... Sylvia Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
... Upson Pratt (segment "They're Creeping Up On You")
... Aunt Bedelia (segment "Father's Day")
... Hank Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
... Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over)
... Jordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
Warner Shook ... Richard Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
... Charlie Gereson (segment "The Crate")
Elizabeth Regan ... Cass Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
... Becky Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
... Nathan Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
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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>

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Taglines:

The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Creep Show  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,000, 14 November 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,733,000
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to what Richard says in "Father's Day", Nathan Grantham wasn't "about one hundred eighty-four" years old when he died, but, according to the Roman numerals on his tomb obelisk, he was ninety-four (born MDCCCLXXVIII (1878), died MCMLXXII (1972), 1972-1878=94). 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

Nathan Grantham: [beginning of a flashback sequence] Where's... my cake? I... want... my... cake! Where's my cake, Bedelia? Where's my Father's Day cake? I want my cake you dirty BITCH! I'm going to have it!
Nathan Grantham: [Nathan clacking his cane, bellowing] BEDELIA! It's Father's Day! Where's my cake? You promised me my cake! Bedelia, I'm your father and you're supposed to be taking care of me!
Bedelia Grantham: [distressed, almost driven to the point of madness] I DON'T HEAR YOU! I SAID I DON'T HEAR YOU!
Nathan Grantham: BEDELIA, YOU BITCH! What do you think ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Tide Research
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Music by William Loose
May-Loo Music
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User Reviews

 
A lovingly crafted B movie
8 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

When I was about 13 years-old, I tried to rent this on VHS several times. Unfortunately, my mother kept walking in during a particularly violent segment and made me turn it off. It was a long time before I finally saw the whole film.

If you watch the accompanying Just Desserts documentary on the double-disc DVD, you'll see how lovingly crafted this film really was. Not only so, but this truly transcends the schlock horror of its E.C. origins. The acting is first rate and the plots surprisingly thoughtful, considering how short each segment is. For example, watch Aunt Bedelia's tortured graveside monologue in Father's Day, or the curious interplay between Henry and Dex in The Crate. E.G. Marshall totally nails it in They're Creeping Up On You, the segment most loaded with subtext.

Tom Savini's make-up effects are excellent and he doesn't scrimp on the gore. The one segment I dislike is Something To Tide You Over, as it's a particularly nasty and sadistic story (despite the just desserts moral).

Overall, this has a worthy place in the annals of 80s horror and will always hold fond memories for me; a young boy who just wanted to see that crate monster tear his victims apart like sour bread.


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