Creepshow (1982) Revisited – Horror Movie Review


The previous episode of our Deconstructing… video series covered the George A. Romero classic Dawn of the Dead – and with the new episode of the show, we’re returning to the Romero well. In the video embedded above, we’re deconstructing Romero’s 1982 classic creep show (watch it HERE), an awesome anthology he crafted with Stephen King. So check it out and find out what we had to say about creep show!

creep show has the following synopsis:

Writer Stephen King and director George Romero. like dr. Frankenstein and his monster or Dracula and his blood-sucking harem, this is a team to be reckoned with. King’s works – Carrie, Cujo, The Shining, Salem’s Lot, Misery and many others – make him a legend of the silver scream. And the same holds true for Romero, whose Night Of The Living Dead remains a classic of zombies on parade cinema.

The two macabre masters combine their terrifying talents in creep show – and prove why theirs is the teaming horror fans have been deliciously dreading! Five shockingly clever stories are here, each a virtuoso exercise in fright told in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ’50s comics like the legendary Tales From The Crypt. You’ll be scared silly as you witness: A murdered father back from the grave for Father’s Day cake – and revenge!…A crashed meteor oozing gunk that gets everything growing, including human flesh!…A professor selecting his shrewish wife as an hors d’oeuvres for a ravenous Bigfoot-like monster!…A diabolical beach party with cheers star Ted Danson up to his neck in terror!…The gruesome results when a malevolent millionaire who fears insects goes eyeball to bugeye with about six-jillion cockroaches! King and Romero. The right talents. The right mix of humor and horror. let the creep show get started!

The film stars Tom Atkins, Joe Hill, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Carrie Nye, John Amplas, Stephen King, Bingo O’Malley, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Gaylen Ross, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Christine Forrest, EG Marshall, David Early, and Tom Savini.

Deconstructing… is a web series in which we choose one of your favorite horror movies and take it apart piece by piece (lovingly, of course) to see what makes it a classic. Each episode examines the origins, legacy and mysteries behind our beloved genre’s most iconic titles… but we play fast and loose with the rules, so expect the unexpected!

the creep show episode was Written, Edited, and Narrated by Gregory Burkart, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

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