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Creepshow (1982)

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

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)
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Cast

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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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:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creep Show See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Original Workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The housekeeper in the "Father's Day" sequence was "Mrs. Danvers". The malevolent housekeeper in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's suspense film Rebecca (1940) was also named "Mrs. Danvers". See more »

Goofs

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 »

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: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

One version aired on cable eliminated the 5th segment (They're Creeping Up On You) thus making "Special Guest Star" E.G. Marshall's credit a mystery. See more »

Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mystery Hour
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Music by Ib Glindemann
Ole Georg Music
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Where's my cake?!?
20 October 2006 | by evanstewSee all my reviews

What a fun movie! Stephen King as Jordy Verril was surprisingly good(considering he sucks at acting in almost everything he's ever done), Leslie Nielson and Ted Danson killing each other were brilliant (you've come a long way, Becker), and the rest of the cast is just fabulous. As for the writing, it mas simply masterful, and we would expect nothing less from King. Five original, striking vignettes of people killing each other, getting killed, going crazy, and getting the crap scared out of them. Best of all was the directing, easily. Romero did a great job creating the pulp comic feel, with comic book panel segues, goofy dream sequences and flashbacks, and best of all, the jarring zooms with the red and blue lighting. It sounds stupid, but it works superbly. Everything came together on this film, and it shows. 8/10


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