Creepshow

A monster escapes from a horror comic book and visits a battered boy to inspire him in his vengeance scheme.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1982
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Partially Animated
Festivity: 
Halloween
Tale Amount: 
5
Animals: 
Imaginary
Insects: 
Cockroach
Relative: 
Father
Catastrophes: 
Meteor Shower
Dimensional: 
Cartoon
Fluids: 
Water
Infected: 
Contagious
Irradiated
Diseased
Plant: 
Grass
Dolls: 
Voodoo Doll
Screenplay: 
Short Story: 
Uncredited: 
Franchise Original

Father's Day

On Father's Day, a revenant revisits the house he once owned and massacres his descendants.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill

A man who lives in the woods discovers a meteor that spreads vegetation and infection.

Something to Tide You Over

A vengeful man plans to torture and kill his ex-wife's lover on a deserted beach.

The Crate

A man finds a monster in a box and attempts to feed it his controlling wife.

They're Creeping Up on You!

A mysophobic man living in an asepticized apartment fights a cockroach infestation.

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Father's Day

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill

Something to Tide You Over

The Crate

They're Creeping Up on You!

Plot
Dialogue
Editing
As if right out of an EC Comic, Creepshow uses a variety of colored lights and gobos. Still painting morphs into real footage, then back to comic world to isolate each of the 5 segments. The wrap-around story centers on the frustrations of a young boy who gets physically abused by his father, and is, in itself, a strong story featuring unique effects and surreal sociopath characters.
There’s something for everyone in this anthology, namely evil ex-lovers, monsters, alien forms, plants, bugs and revenants. There’s light humor and always a comical lesson to be learned; mostly through situation reversals. The acting is solid and delivered by familiar names who provide delightful caricatural performances. Both the protagonists and the antagonists make quite an impression.
The gore design and the creature costumes aren't targeting realism, but they are scary nonetheless. Based on Stephen King’s writing and directed by the excellent George A. Romero, the movie is well-structured, well-paced, concise, and displays an impressive level of uniformity across its different tales. Creepshow is unarguably one of the best horror anthologies out there.
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