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Creepshow (1982)

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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:

Cuentos de ultratumba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,889, 14 November 1982

Gross USA:

$21,028,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,028,755
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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

King was told to play Jordy like Wile E. Coyote, the way he looks when he goes off a cliff. See more »

Goofs

In "The Crate" when "Fluffy" jumps on Charlie you can see a few wires in the final frames of the shot. 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 »

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 »

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Soundtracks

Danger in Space
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Music by Ib Glindemann
Ole Georg Music
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User Reviews

A classic movie for all the sickos out there...
9 November 2004 | by Chromium_5See 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.


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