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>
The wrestling match seen on the title character's TV is the segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" is Bob Backlund vs. The Samoan # 1 (Afa Anoai) and took place on April 21, 1980. There is audio early in the match and later the end of it, a difference of about 16 minutes. See more »
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 »
I'll shoot you dead!
You can't shoot us dead, Richard...
...because we're already dead!
We want to see you, Richard. We dug a hole for you, Richard...
...on the beach!
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During the end of the credits, we hear "the old creep" laugh See more »
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 »
I think it's pretty clear that the amount of enjoyment you get out of this movie is directly related to how sick your sense of humor is. Those people with a fairly low tolerance for sick humor, such as myself, won't particularly like it, but people who thoroughly enjoy horror cheese like "Tales From the Crypt" should LOVE this.
Now, even though I personally don't like this movie, I have to admit it is very well made. Everything is perfectly over-the-top: the music, the gaudy colors, the makeup--it's all done to the point where it is totally ridiculous, which is what King and Romero want. And I must admit I did like the segment "The Crate." How can you NOT love a giant ape-monster running around tearing people to bits? Sick, sick stuff, but enjoyable all the same.
If you like gruesome black humor, this is the movie for you. "Creepshow" is shock schlock at its very best. And as an added bonus, it is not very well known today, so it can have a wonderful "What the hell are you WATCHING!?" effect on other people.
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