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Creepshow (1982)

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

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

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Creep Show  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,870,000, 14 November 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,733,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A sign leading to "Castle Rock" (Stephen King's trademark fictitious town) appears at the very end of the segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill", among other signs. See more »

Goofs

As Richard hurriedly drives his Jeep away from Harry's buried head, the back window is swung up. With the tide quickly coming in, he must hurry. As Richard approaches his house, the window is down. On this model of Jeep, the spare tire must be swung away from the window in order to close it. See more »

Quotes

Upson Pratt: Reynolds? White? Talk to me!
Lenora Castonmeyer: I just called to tell you what a monster you are, Mr. Pratt. And how I will rejoice when you're finally dead!
Upson Pratt: Lots of people are going to rejoice when I'm dead. Who are you?
Lenora Castonmeyer: Lenora Castonmeyer. I'm the wife of the man you murdered this afternoon.
Upson Pratt: Mrs. Castonmeyer! How are you?
Lenora Castonmeyer: I hope they keep hell hot for you! You son of a bitch! I hope they do. It wasn't enough for you drive him to his knees was it? No, you had to kill him as well! He came home... and his eyes...
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bloodsucking Freaks (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Meditation
(uncredited)
Music by Ib Glindemann (as Erik Markmann)
Ole Georg Music
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Where's my cake?!?
20 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a fun movie! Stephen King as Jordy Verril was surprisingly good(considering he sucks at acting in almost everything he's ever done), Leslie Nielson and Ted Danson killing each other were brilliant (you've come a long way, Becker), and the rest of the cast is just fabulous. As for the writing, it mas simply masterful, and we would expect nothing less from King. Five original, striking vignettes of people killing each other, getting killed, going crazy, and getting the crap scared out of them. Best of all was the directing, easily. Romero did a great job creating the pulp comic feel, with comic book panel segues, goofy dream sequences and flashbacks, and best of all, the jarring zooms with the red and blue lighting. It sounds stupid, but it works superbly. Everything came together on this film, and it shows. 8/10


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