Creepshow

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Released 1982

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Director:
George A. Romero
Released:
1982
Rating:
R
Creepshow is the popular cult 1982 anthology horror yarn from two titans of scare cinema, director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Dark Half) and author/screenwriter Stephen King (It, The Shining, Misery, Salem's Lot). Containing four stories, each patterned after the beloved Baby Boomer E.C. comic favorites which delighted and terrified children during the nineteen fifties, each segment employs innovative techniques to mirror those of the aforesaid comic strips. The first segment is titled 'Father's Day,' and concerns a revivified bully of a father named Nathan Grantham who comes back to life on the anniversary of his death, seeking the cake he feels he was due but never got. The second segment is titled 'The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril' and stars author King himself. It tells the story of a dimwitted farmer who gets goo from a downed meteor all over himself and his farm, only to see it run rife with alien vegetation. Features three final stories: 'Something to Tide You Over,' 'The Crate,' and 'They Creep Up on You.'moreless

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What they've done here is to recapture not only the look and the storylines of old horror comics, but also the peculiar feeling of poetic justice that permeated their pages. In an ...

  • 75

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The film has fun. In a way, Creepshow is a horror for grownups. It is grownups, after all, who understand that horror stories must be fun; if they're not, then they're just horrify...

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Creepshow is probably not everything the fans of each horrormeister hoped it would be (it is not, for example, in the same league as Cavalcanti's great anthology film, Dead of Nigh...

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Creatures & Monsters, Cult, Horror Masters, Supernatural, B-Movie Horror