CreepshowDirector: George A. Romero
Two of the most venerable names in the horror field, author Stephen King and director George A. Romero, present this anthology of original twisted tales inspired by the E.C. horror comics of the 50's and 60's (themselves a more direct basis for the popular Tales from the Crypt TV series). The five stories are framed within the pages of a comic book which a boy's insensitive father has thrown in the garbage. The first tale, "Father's Day," features a zombie patriarch returning to claim his Father's Day cake; "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" stars King himself as a slack-jawed yokel whose discovery of a radioactive meteorite turns him into a walking weed; "Something to Tide You Over" presents a deadly-serious Leslie Nielsen as a cuckolded husband who plans an elaborate seaside revenge; "The Crate" unleashes its ferocious man-eating contents on the enemies of a meek college professor; and "They're Creeping Up On You" pits obsessively-clean billionaire E.G. Marshall against a swarm of cockroaches in his sterile penthouse. The chapters are uniformly creative, filmed in garish comic-book colors, and Tom Savini's makeup effects are quite memorable (particularly the monster from "The Crate"), though the campy treatment does become exhausting after two hours' runtime. The final segment is the most impressive, thanks to Marshall's over-the-top performance, though the planned scope of the cockroach invasion was drastically reduced (no doubt due to budget constraints).
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- Warner Home Video
Cast & Crew
|Hal Holbrook||Henry Northrup|
|Adrienne Barbeau||Wilma Northrup|
|Fritz Weaver||Dexter Stanley|
|Leslie Nielsen||Richard Vickers|
|Carrie Nye||Sylvia Grantham|
|E.G. Marshall||Upson Pratt|
|Viveca Lindfors||Aunt Bedelia|
|Stephen King||Jordy Verrill|
|Jon Lormer||Nathan Grantham|
|Tom Atkins||Billy's Father (uncredited)|
|Don Keefer||Mike the Janitor|
|Chuck Aber||Richard Raymond|
|John Amplas||Nathan's Corpse|
|David L. Early||White|
|Christine Forrest||Tabitha Raymond|
|Bingo O'Malley||Jordy's Dad|
|Elizabeth Regan||Cass Blaine|
|Gaylen Ross||Becky Vickers|
|Iva Jean Saraceni||Billy's Mother|
|Tom Savini||Garbage Man|
|Marty Schiff||Garbage Man #1|
|Warner Shook||Richard Grantham|
|George A. Romero||Director,Editor|
|Richard P. Rubinstein||Producer|
|Tom Savini||Makeup Special Effects|
|David E. Vogel||Associate Producer|
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This movie is a horror masterpiece!Romero, King, and Savini at thier best. If only we can convince Romero to direct a movie on ''The Mist''...
If you like Romero and King stories or just a fan of classic horror movies, then this is the one for you. These masters bring you 5 chilling tales that come to life and will leave you screaming for more. This one is a definate keeper and a must have for your horror collection.
Creepshow is the best horror movie on earth. Never has it's not gross but it's creepy.
The best thing about was that Stephen King wrote it, George Romero directed it, and Leslie Nielson was in it (Even though it wasnt a comedy). I only bought it cause it was dirst cheap at Walmart. Too comic like and it reminded me of old 50's horor movies which was what Stephen King wanted.
i remember seeing this movie at the theaters when it came out .i was 9 at the time.it's funny and scary all at once.just got it on dvd.i also,liked how each segment went from comic book to real life and back again.classic film and a good one to watch for halloween as well.like the subtitle says.it's the most fun you'll ever have being scared.
Creepshow is a movie about comic like in the 1950's comic book. It has 5 good stories which is about a zombie out to get his cake, retard is turning into a weed, 2 people are burried under the sand, a monster comes out of a crate eating people, and crazy man vs. cockaroaches. These stories are grusome and cool thanks King and Romero and Savini.