George Romero and Stephen King bring you five tales
of terror inspired by the horror comics of the 1950's.
Directed by George A. Romero
Written by Stephen King
Starring Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen King,
Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall, Ed Harris, Viveca Lindfors,
Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver
With the dynamic duo of Romero and King at the helm, Creepshow is an interesting horrorfest with a different twist each story. 'Father's Day' brought us the tale of a family with dark secrets that emerge from the grave to have their revenge. 'The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill' was a funny yet sad story starring Stephen King as a moronic farmer who gets infected by some strange meteor goo.
'Something To Tide You Over' was definitely one of the best, with Leslie Nielsen as a psychotic scorned husband and Ted Danson as the target of his rage. 'The Crate' was easily the scariest, with the star being a freakish gorilla monster created by Tom Savini. Needless to say, I'll be having nightmares about that one. Finally, 'They're Creeping Up On You' was definitely the most unsettling, featuring thousands upon thousands of cockroaches plaguing E.G. Marshall. Creepshow is a timeless cult classic that still holds up and should be a staple of every Halloween party.