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on 13 July 2016
I'd not watched this movie since the video nasty phenomenon of the 80's but I did enjoy rewatching it. Yes, it has obviously dated enormously, but the animation still holds up and George a remero's direction is terrific. In fact the mixture between live action and animation actually still feels brand new because you just don't see it anymore. Some of the other effects, such as the monster make up, are incredibly lame by today's standards but this is still well worth a watch or a rewatch. As for the cast, they are clearly all having a great time, I knew I recognised that young boy but I had to google search it to realise it was a young joe hill (awesome author and son of creepshow writer Stephen King, hence the joe King credit here). I would've given the movie an extra star 30 years ago but it still gets three stars from me today.
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on 15 October 2007
Stephen King (screenplay) and George A. Romero (director) discovered they had a mutual love of E.C. Comics as kids and decided to collaborate on a project that would serve as a homage to the comic books. What eventually unfolded was Creepshow (1982).

In total there are five tales and a wraparound story. Each tale begins with a comic book storyboard panel that fades into film. So what do you get once you have purchased you ticket for The Creepshow?

The wraparound story features young Billy (Stepehen King's son, Joe Hill), whose Creepshow Comic is confiscated by his abusive father (Tom Atkins). After calling his comic book ''rotten horror crap!'', Billy's father goes downstairs and opens a beer, feeling satisfied with himself. Upstairs, The Creep appears outside Billy's window and the boy clasps his hands together and grins ...

... so begins the first tale:

Father's Day
Nathan Grantham is killed by his own daughter; she had suffered years of mental abuse and her father had also been behind the murder of her boyfriend. He returns as a hideous corpse, exacting revenge on the entire Grantham family. This zombie tale stars Ed Harris.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill
Backwoods hick Verril (Stephen King) witnesses a meteor crash-land into his own backyard. Before long the entire property is turning green and Verril has to fight for survival against an alien plant life. This segment is based up the Stephen King short story, Weeds.

Something to Tide You Over
Another zombie revenge story featuring Ted Danson and Leslie Nielson. The latter plays a wealthy, jealous, and unhinged husband who buries his wife and her lover up to their necks on a stretch beach called Comfort Point, his private beach. But the tide has a way of returning the past.

The Crate
A university custodian discovers an ancient crate that has been chained up for over a century. Inside is a bigfoot-like monster. College professor, Henry, has been subjected to years of humiliation from his overbearing wife, Billy; his only solace is a weekly chess game with fellow professor, Dexter. Is it now time for the creature to feed ... and Henry to finally sort out his wife? Starring Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Fritz Weaver..

They're Creeping Up On You
A miserly millionaire businessman discovers his supposedly germ-proof apartment is infested with cockroaches. His selfish and ugly deeds - past and present - come back to haunt him as he battles the relentless army of bugs. Stars E.G. Marshall (Tommyknockers).

And so the curtain is set to close on The Creepshow. But before we leave the auditorium, lets return to the wraparound story where little Billy has taken up the art of voodoo. He is going to ensure his bad tempered father never throws away his comic books again ...

So what's the verdict? Five brilliantly written and directed short tales, top notch special effects (having Tom Savini at the helm), a great musical score, and first rate acting. There is now a 2-Disc Special Edition (Universal Pictures UK) that has great sleeve art, and extensive commentaries and documentaries; the picture is crystal clear along with clear 5.1 sound (there is also a Blu Ray equivalent available).

The team behind Creepshow - King, Romero, John Harrison (music), and Richard P. Rubinstein (producer) - would all return to work on Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), original intended as Creepshow 3.

Buy your ticket now ... you won't be disappointed!
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on 19 September 2015
Oh dear. Poor old EC. Now don't get me wrong, I think of King as a true modern genius (for 'Salem's Lot' if nothing more), and I've no objections to him having fun. But let him do it on his own time. Oh, there are some nice bits in it, such as the spook hovering at the window and the delightful colour splashes. But the dialogue! The script! Much of the acting! The cute monsters!
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on 28 December 2015
This 2-disc dvd release has great extras (a commentary; documentary; interviews; photo gallery), unlike the region 1 release on dvd or blu ray. Anything you ever wanted to know about casting, cast reactions to the film contents, special effects details (and problems) and filming trivia are to be had here. Indulge.
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on 18 January 2018
A horror anthology movie by Stephen King. It consists of five tales of horror, based on 1950-s EC comics stories. Absolutely great stuff.
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on 19 June 2015
Good bluray transfer for this 1982 Stephen King screenplay directed by George. A. Romero. Unfortunately no extras on this U.S. Import version but enjoyable nevertheless. The region 2 version has oodles of extras but costs twice as much at time of writing.
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on 2 June 2017
Overall a great product, the only thing I have to say is that I didn't get the black sleeve that is shown in the photo, that's a bummer, it looks cool and of course protect my dvd. Other than that it's a great product, like I said. This edition is a good pick for those who are true fans of horror genre. The second disc contains behind the scenes and the fx of master Savini.
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on 8 May 2018
Great film that has transferred well to Blu-ray.
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on 21 January 2018
Great series of films. Glad to have them
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on 11 August 2017
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