Sunday, October 31, 2010


Starring Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall , Viveca Lindfors , Stephen King , Ed Harris , Ted Danson , Robert Harper , Jon Lormer , Tom Atkins , Chuck Aber , John Amplas , David L. Early , Christine Forrest , Katie Karlovitz , Don Keefer , Bingo O'Malley , Elizabeth Regan , Gaylen Ross , Warner Shook , Tom Savini , Iva Jean Saraceni , Marty Schiff ,Joe King

Directed by George A. Romero

Release Date: November 12, 1982

From the masters of Horror comes Creepshow: an anthology film that tells tales of murderous zombies, mysterious creatures, revenge from beyond the grave, and Stephen King as a hillbilly?! Creepshow is seen by many as a comedic horror movie due to the movie being presented with comic-book paneling and wraparounds. I don't really see it that way, as I find the movie to be a frightening experience with a touch of black humor thrown in. What's the difference you ask? Others see only goofy horror, I see two masters making creepy stories with a warped sense of humor. The stories are: "Father's Day", "The Lonely Death of Jordy Verill", "Something to Tide you over", "The Crate", and "They'll creep up on you". There is also a story used as a bookmark at the beginning and the finale of the movie without a title, I suppose I would call it "Suburban Nightmare".

"they'll creep up on you" and "Father's Day" are my personal favorites. Father's Day was a quick, funny and morbid tale that begins the five story movie and has my favorite ending. They'll creep up on you is infamous for its use of thousands of cockroaches used to scare a germaphobic business tycoon who hates everyone else and has a genuine hatred for insects in his luxurious apartment. If you love B-Movie horror, you're definitely in for a treat.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5