6.9/10
34,995
222 user 140 critic

Creepshow (1982)

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

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay by)
Reviews
Popularity
4,084 ( 183)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Creepshow 2 (1987)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick
Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John
Cat's Eye (1985)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King
Pet Sematary (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Director: Mary Lambert
Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
Cujo (1983)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
Christine (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul
Firestarter (1984)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato
The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
Edit

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")
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Creep Show  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$19,733,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Original Workprint)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of at least four films shot during the late 1970s through to the late 1980s in which a character was buried in sand or ground, with only his or her head shown above ground level. It was Scott Glenn in The Challenge (1982), whose character Rick spends five days in it. The other actors and films were various extras in Caligula (1979), Ted Danson in this movie, and David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983). 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

[as swarms of cockroaches attack Upson Pratt]
Lenora Castonmeyer: [on the telephone] I hope you die!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part I: 100-81 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Charleston
(uncredited)
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
Ole Georg Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

A classic movie for all the sickos out there...
9 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

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.

8/10 stars.


35 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 222 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed