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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 211110752
UPC: 883929064410
UPC 14: 00883929064410
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's 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.


Video Features Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/24/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 120 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000092297
Video UPC UPC: 00883929064410
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Stephen King
Video Cast Info Adrienne Barbeau
Video Cast Info Gaylen Ross
Video Cast Info E.G. Marshall
Video Cast Info Fritz Weaver
Video Cast Info Leslie Nielsen
Video Cast Info Hal Holbrook
Video Cast Info Ed Harris
Video Cast Info Viveca Lindfors
Video Cast Info Ted Danson
Video Cast Info Stephen King - Screenplay
Video Cast Info George A. Romero - Director
Plot 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

"I want my cake!"----The undead corpse of Nathan Grantham coming back on Father's Day

"Just tell it to call you Billie!"----Henry Northrup (Hal Holbrook) after feeding his loudmouthed wife (Adrienne Barbeau) to the monster in the crate

Professional Reviews

"...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

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Product attributeVideo Format:   Blu-Ray
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