R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Viveca Lindfors asked George A. Romero if she could improvise the scene at the tomb. To do the scene, she thought about her relationship with her own father and her hidden anger at her ex-husband George Tabori.
Professor Dexter Stanley:
Two people are dead, and I could be blamed. I know that's a terrible consideration to have at a time like this, but -
Henry Northrup: Last time I saw someone do that was in the movies!
Professor Dexter Stanley: It could mean my ass, Henry, it wasn't me! It was that - that thing in the crate! ...
Sand on Harry's faces disappears and reappears between shots as Richard buries him.
The directorial credits are shown twice: During the opening credits and again during the closing credits.
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.
$5,870,889 14 November 1982
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