- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: September 8, 2009
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"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
Variety - 05/26/1982
"...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..."
New York Times - 11/10/1982
"...The best things about CREEPSHOW are its carefully simulated comic-book tackiness and the gusto with which good actors assume silly positions..."
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...
Black Comedy |
Comic Book |
Short Stories |
- Theatrical release: October 31, 1982.
- An E.C.-style comic book adaptation of the film, drawn by artist Berni Wrightson (SWAMP THING) was released to coincide with the film.
- The "Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" story bears a close resemblance to the H.P. Lovecraft tale, "The Colour Out of Space," which was adapted into the 1987 film THE CURSE.
- Ed Harris appeared in director George Romero's KNIGHTRIDERS in the previous year.
- Joe King, who plays the young boy in the framing story, is the son of screenwriter Stephen King.
- An ashtray in the film turns up in all five stories.
- CREEPSHOW was followed by a sequel in 1987.