Creepshow (1982)

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


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  • Hal Holbrook and Fritz Weaver in Creepshow (1982)
  • Ted Danson and Tom Savini in Creepshow (1982)
  • E.G. Marshall in Creepshow (1982)
  • Stephen King in Creepshow (1982)
  • Leslie Nielsen and Ted Danson in Creepshow (1982)

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Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)

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4 March 2008 | hitchcockthelegend
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| Fan heaven as two horror greats come together.
George A Romero & Stephen King combine here to give us 5 joyously silly tales based on the style of the E.C. Comics that both men loved as youths.

The film begins with a young boy having his comic collection thrown away by his father, this angers the boy and he plots evil revenge that segues into the five stories.

"Father's Day" is the opening story and whilst it isn't short on the camp factor, it's a very inauspicious start, a zombie father returns to enact vengeance on his horrid family in the name of cake! Next up is "The Lonesome Death Of Jody Verill", which sees Stephen King himself in the title role of a less than dumb hick who touches a fallen meteor and thus starts to turn into a plant monster. King has fun with the role but overplays it to dangerously annoying ham proportions, but it's a tidy fable with a cool ending. We then get to my personal favourite of the bunch with "Something To Tide You Over," here we have a delightfully villainous Leslie Nielson burying his unfaithful wife and her lover {Ted Danson} in the sand up to their necks as the tide starts to come in, naturally there is a grizzly twist a coming.

"The Crate" sees the arrival of Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau into the proceedings, a smart message of not opening crates marked with "Danger, Do Not Open," and here we get a genuinely scary monster into the show. The final segment is "They're Creeping Up On You" which seems to be a favourite of many across the site, and although it has creepy impact for those scared of insects, it's not the crowning glory I was hoping for. We are then cut back to the boy and his thirst for revenge and the film finishes with a glint in its eye, more schlock and camp than outright horror, but still a great piece of 80s fun for fans to enjoy, 7/10.

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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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