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Creepshow (1982)

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Holbrook ... Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate")
Adrienne Barbeau ... Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")
Fritz Weaver ... Dexter Stanley (segment "The Crate")
Leslie Nielsen ... Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Carrie Nye Carrie Nye ... Sylvia Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
E.G. Marshall ... Upson Pratt (segment "They're Creeping Up On You")
Viveca Lindfors ... Aunt Bedelia (segment "Father's Day")
Ed Harris ... Hank Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
Ted Danson ... Harry Wentworth (segment "Something To Tide You Over)
Stephen King ... Jordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
Warner Shook Warner Shook ... Richard Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
Robert Harper ... Charlie Gereson (segment "The Crate")
Elizabeth Regan Elizabeth Regan ... Cass Blaine (segment "Father's Day")
Gaylen Ross ... Becky Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Jon Lormer ... Nathan Grantham (segment "Father's Day")
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Storyline

Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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Taglines:

From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre... (George A. Romero & Stephen King) [UK Cinema Poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuentos de ultratumba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,889, 14 November 1982

Gross USA:

$21,028,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,028,755
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Original Workprint)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In "Father's Day", Aunt Bedelia's father came to life after she spilled whiskey on his grave. In Gaelic, the word for whiskey is translated as "water of life", and is possibly a nod to James Joyce and his book "Finnegan's Wake". In the book, a builder's laborer falls from a ladder and breaks his skull, but is revived when someone spills whiskey on his corpse at the wake. The story of Finnegan's Wake, in turn, is based on an old Dublin street ballad. See more »

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Before he is slapped in the Prologue segment, Billy (Joe Hill) already has red slap marks painted on his face. See more »

Quotes

Richard Vickers: Wentworth! I suggest you get out of here! May I remind you, dear boy, I have the gun!
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During the end of the credits, we hear "the old creep" laugh See more »

Alternate Versions

One version aired on cable eliminated the 5th segment (They're Creeping Up On You) thus making "Special Guest Star" E.G. Marshall's credit a mystery. See more »

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Time and Space
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Classic!
17 December 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

George A.Romero("Dawn of the Dead","Day of the Dead","Martin")after huge success with "Dawn of the Dead" directed his another masterpiece-an anthology of five short stories called "Creepshow".The script was written by Stephen King,and the special effects were made by F/X wizard Tom Savini("Martin","Maniac","The Prowler").The first story "Father's Day" is so-so-nothing special,but the zombie looks terrific;the second story "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril" is the funniest,Stephen King steals the show as a Jordy,a goofy farmer,who finds a strange meteor;the third story "Something To Tide You Over" is my favourite-it's ghastly,creepy,funny and a little bit disturbing,again great make-up of the drowned zombies;the fourth story "The Crate" is the longest and goriest-there's a lot of suspense and plenty of gore mixed with black humour.Finally we are getting to the last story "Creeping Up On You"-an enjoyable story about cockroaches with some rather gross special effects.Overall I must say that I love "Creepshow"-surely they don't make them like this anymore.This is a REAL horror,not a teen-oriented garbage like "Scream" or "Urban Legend".Check it out.


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