The 1982 dark comedy horror, filmed by the late great George A. Romero, and written by Stephen King, serves as one of my go to classics for this time of year. This film cut into 5 short stories (with a short prologue and epilogue) tips the cap as an homage the EC / DC horror comics of the 1950’s. Almost comic book-like effects are sprinkled about to give off a style based cinematography that not many horror films were doing in a full feature film for the time. The shorts included are:
- Father’s Day: A tale of emotional abuse turned deadly revenge. Truly a classic and starts the film beautifully. Masterful effects and cuts scene make this opener perfect! “Where’s my CAKE!’
- The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill: a Tale of stupidity and dimwittedness with hilarious consequences. Not the best but still with Stephen King as the lead roll, it’s a fun break and you get some laughs. Plus the set design and something to definitely be marveled at.
- Something to Tide You Over: A tale of revenge, cold blooded murder and survival. Absolutely my favorite of them all, brilliantly paced, acted and effects all play to create perfection. Leslie Nielsen steals the show with this role, and boy the pay off is fantastic!
- The Crate: A Tale of Resentment. This one is a slow burner but it pays off. Is one is for the real horror fans. Strange and bizarre, leaves you scratching your head all while covering your eyes at the next scene. Absolutely fantastic.
- They’re Creeping Up on You: A Tale of Paranoia. Ruthless and relentless, a creepy tale of what is real or just in your head. Great use of panic, helplessness, and fear, another great stand out.
With a run time of 120 minutes this movie runs super fast as you think. Its a fun fast ride with laughs, shock and classic 80’s horror all throughout which I can’t recommend enough.
And of course, the great Tom Savini is along for the ride as well, so yeah, it fantastic.
Creepshow is available in HD to rent on Youtube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and iTunes.