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

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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:

Jolting Tales of Horror! 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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Trivia

Adrienne Barbeau was still married to John Carpenter when Creepshow was released. Carpenter made the film version of Stephen King's Christine (1983). King wrote and makes an appearance in this movie. Additionally, Hal Holbrook and Tom Atkins, who starred in this film, co-starred in The Fog (1980) with Adrienne, and which Carpenter directed. See more »

Goofs

When Hank enters the graveyard to look for Aunt Bedilia, the hanging lantern (which Bedilia had previously hit her hat on) has now gone. See more »

Quotes

Wilma Northrup: Oh, Henry - can't you do anything right?
Henry Northrup: Huh?
Wilma Northrup: 'Huh?' That's what I figured. 'HUH?' That's just what I'd expect from you! I told you half an hour ago to get one of those kids in the monkey suits to bring the car around!
Henry Northrup: [sheepishly] Oh, I - I'm sorry...
Wilma Northrup: Oh, Henry, you are such a little kid! I swear to God you are! I mean were would you be without me to take care of you?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

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 »

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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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