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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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Five Jolting Tales of Horror! 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

In a "Creepshow" special feature from the pages of Cinefantastique Magazine around the time of this movie's release, Stephen King and George A. Romero 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 Creepshow 2 (1987), directed by George A. Romero's cinematographer on this movie, Michael Gornick. See more »

Goofs

In the segment "The Crate", when Henry "shoots" Billie, the hole in her forehead appears one frame AFTER the blood spray comes from the back of her head. See more »

Quotes

Upson Pratt: What the fuck? Another son of a bitchin' blackout! If it was MY power company, this would never happen...
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Crazy Credits

The directorial credits are shown twice: During the opening credits and again during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
Ole Georg Music
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One Great Horror Movie!
12 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

I was ten years old the first time I saw Creepshow in the theater in 1982. I was overtook by the visual effects. The backgrounds are what make the film. My brother looked at the wrong newspaper for the movie, so I arived at the theater twenty minutes late for the movie. My heart raced and my eyes opened wide to the sight of a half-decayed man with a head on a platter. There were candles and icing on the decapitated head. The decayed man said in a disgusting voice,"It's Father's Day...And I got my cake!" No other horror movie ever effected me in that way. It was the most brilliant spectical I've ever seen in a motion picture. Creepshow is a very under-rated film. I had to get that out.


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