Really fantastic anthology of stories, penned by Stephen King and directed by Romero. The two men made this movie with the idea of making enough money to eventually produce "The Stand" together. That project eventually became a TV miniseries without any involvement from Romero. But "Creepshow" wound up being one of the best horror films of the 1980s and arguably the best Stephen King movie ever made. Not based on any of his books, he wrote the screenplay specifically for Romero.
The film revolves around the fictional comic book, "Creepshow," a concept that would later be borrowed by the HBO series "Tales From the Crypt." In the best story, Holbrook plays an abused husband who feeds his wife (Barbeau) to a monster discovered in a box in the basement where he works. In another excellent tale, E.G. Marshall plays an anal-retentive tycoon terrified of germs, who does battle with an army of roaches.
The film is gory, the great music by Joel Harrison is reminiscent of "Halloween" and the shocks kick ass. In short, this is a must-see and is still very accessible, even to pimple-faced teenagers that haven't seen much beyond "Scream."
I absolutely think this is the best horror movie ever made. You've got George, Steven, Tom, E.G. Marshall, Adrienne, Ted, Ed, and a bunch of other fine actors doing a tribute to old comic books. I loved this as a kid watching it on HBO at my friends slumber party. I dare any serious horror buff to come up with a better film. The Thing is my second favorite, but shit, I never have grown tired of this film.
Posted by Evil Eddie on January 8, 2008
I very much agree with Phantomcreeps...they don't get much better than "Creepshow" folks. Anyone that's a fan of horror films and horror comics gets the best of both worlds here. This movie is the ultimate tip of the hat to the old EC horror comics from the 50's and 60's. Any movie that has the combined talents of King, Romero, and Savini combined is a no-brainer....absolute horror classic in every sense and more fun to watch than a barrel of zombies!!!
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