Creepshow R

The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Screenplay by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

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

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 37


User Ratings: 39,635
It is so dumb and so, so fun. Full Review
Sep 6, 2018
Rating: 2/4 -- Creepshow feels incomplete. Its slapstick humor is not enough to hold the attention it could gain from using a betterly written script. [Full review in Spanish]. Full Review
Feb 18, 2019
he old Amicus movies used EC originals to better effect and with more brevity, for all their cardboard sets. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
...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...
May 26, 1982
Rating: 3/4 -- As with any anthology film, some stories are better than others. Even so, there are no outright clunkers here, just five entertaining tales told with great style. Full Review
Aisle Seat
Oct 23, 2018
This five-part film, based on the format of 50s horror comics, marks one of the few times George Romero has directed someone else's script (it's by Stephen King), and the results are only mildly interesting by the standards of his Dead trilogy. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 18, 2007
Rating: 2/5 -- Horror film purists may object to the levity even though failed, as a lot of it is.
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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...


Production Notes:

  • 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.
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  • UPC: 883929077366
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