31 Days of Halloween! #21. Creepshow

I’m counting down my favorite 31 Horror Movies of all time. Every day this month I’ll feature one movie from my list – starting on Oct 1st with #31 and ending  on the Oct 31st, Halloween, with my #1 favorite scary movie.




#21. Creepshow (1982)

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E. G. Marshall

Plot: Cult classic anthology from two of horrors big wigs, Romero and Stephen King, the film contains 5 sections, held together with 50’s style comic images. A murdered man returns from the grave demanding his Father’s Day cake and death ensues, a meteor’s space ooze causes anything and anyone that comes in contact with it to grow (special appearance by Stephen King himself), a scheming vengeful husband buries his wife and her lover in sand to await death at high tide, a professor selects his nagging negative wife to become a tasty snack for a strange crated creature, and finally, a mean ole millionaire with an intense insect phobia becomes the prey of an army of cockroaches.

My Thoughts

Comic Books? Horror Movies? Stephen King? Holy fuck man, Creepshow was like my wet dream brought to the screen in 1982. This horror anthology is a total blast and features some great segments, each one different and scary in it’s own way. First up is the zombie getting revenge story “Fathers Day“. This one is a nice way to get the film going and sets things up for what we are in for. The 2nd story stars Stephen King in the silly roll of a farmer that finds a meteor and bad shit happens. Third is “Something to Tide You Over“, and features one sadistic Leslie Nielsen and one fully head of hair Ted Danson. This story’s power lies not in the monsters that come back from the murky depths, but in the the scenes before that at the beach, with Ted in that hole in the sand. The fourth story called “The Crate” is by far the crown jewel of the whole movie – it’s so good in fact that Romero was smart enough to follow it up with a cop-out bug story (bugs always give you the creeps no matter what). The Crate stars Hal Holbrook who discovers a creature that was brought back from the Arctic back in the 1800’s and hidden under the stairs. Turns out this creature is hungry as fuck and eats anything that gets close to his crate. I love this story and it’s slow burn approach to horror. This sequence is the prefect way to spend a Halloween night and worthy of a movie all on its own.


One response to “31 Days of Halloween! #21. Creepshow

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Halloween! Recap | the mandelbrot set

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