Creepshow (Blu-ray)

Directed By: George A. Romero

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Studio Warner
SKU 211110752
UPC 883929064410
UPC 14 00883929064410
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
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Keywords
All-Star
Black Comedy
Bugs
Comic Book
Plants
Recommended
Short Stories
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this collaboration with Stephen King, director George Romero assembles a distinguished cast and pays vividly hued homage to the E.C. horror comics of the 1950s. (This film appeared years before the TALES FROM THE CRYPT series.) Five creepy tales are strung together by a framing story involving a young boy being punished by his father for reading the gruesome, titular comic book. "Father's Day" tells the tale of a family patriarch exacting beyond-the-grave revenge on the daughter who murdered him. In "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill," a Maine hayseed (King himself in a ridiculously over-the-top performance) is overtaken by a meteor-based plant growth. A cuckolded husband exacts watery revenge on his cheating wife and her lover in "Something to Tide You Over." A hairy beast in a box is used for nefarious purposes at a university in "The Crate." Finally, in "They're Creeping Up on You," a wealthy, arrogant New Yorker with a fear of germs has a disturbing run-in with cockroaches during a blackout. ^While the stories are a bit brief, the style is appropriate for the anthology format. Romero's use of garish colors to mimic the ink in comic books is visually appealing, preventing the gore on display from being too off-putting. Featuring early appearances by actors such as Ed Harris and Ted Danson, CREEPSHOW is eerie, engaging entertainment.
Plot Summary
Summary CREEPSHOW presents five tales of horror, gore, and morbid humor, written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. The film's style is a tribute to E.C. Comics, the campy horror comic books of the 1950s. Beware of (or watch for) a scene featuring hundreds of cockroaches...
Memorable Quotes
Quote "I want my cake!"--The undead corpse of Nathan Grantham coming back on Father's Day
Quote "Just tell it to call you Billie!"--Henry Northrup (Hal Holbrook) after feeding his loudmouthed wife (Adrienne Barbeau) to the monster in the crate
Reviews
Variety "...The film is top of its class....CREEPSHOW feels like a real labor of love and Romero produces more genuine startling effects than anyone in recent years..." 05/26/1982
New York Times "...The best things about CREEPSHOW are its carefully simulated comic-book tackiness and the gusto with which good actors assume silly positions..." 11/10/1982 p.C23
Directors
George A. Romero
Cast & Crew
Stephen King - Star
Adrienne Barbeau - Star
Gaylen Ross - Star
E.G. Marshall - Star
Fritz Weaver - Star
Leslie Nielsen - Star
Hal Holbrook - Star
Ed Harris - Star
Viveca Lindfors - Star
Ted Danson - Star
Stephen King - Screenplay
George A. Romero - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 1000092297
UPC 00883929064410
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Features
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
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