out of comic book pages,
a collection of short story films from
1982 that chill the blood with tales
of ghostly ghouls, horrifying acts of
revenge and terrifying ancient
monsters together in the classic
horror anthology Creepshow...
GLORIOUSLY GHOULISH AND GORY, Creepshow is one of the classic horror
anthologies and is the nightmare creation of masters of the macabre Stephen
King and George A Romero.
A collection of grisly and shocking comic book tales, Creepshow begins
and ends with a man's condemnation of a comic book called Creep Show and a son's
desire to get back at his father for throwing his comic book in the trash can.
A disturbing, gruesome,
gory and fascinating
selection of stories...
stories are all very different, covering a family gathering during which the
elderly Sylvia Grantham (Carrie Nye) entertains her nephew Richard Grantham
(Warner Shock) and niece Cass Blaine (Elizabeth Regan) and her husband Hank
(Ed Harris) with a family scandal.
Aunt Bedelia (Viveca Lindfors) murdered her father Nathan Grantham (John Lorimer)
seven years earlier, supposedly to inherit his money; but she killed him on
Father's Day before he had time to eat his cake. Big mistake. He is out for
revenge on the family and a little thing like death isn't going to stop him.
In the second, a naïve backwoods farmer, Jordy Verrill (Stephen King), sees
an opportunity to make some money when he sees a meteorite fall to Earth. But
he hasn't reckoned on the deadly grass-like plant that isn't too fussy about
where it sinks its roots.
Another is a revenge story where Henry Wentworth (the amazing Ted Danson) is
confronted by his lover's husband Richard Vickers (respected comedian Leslie
Nielsen), whose lust for vengeance knows no bounds.
He already has his wife Becky (Gaylen Ross) up to her neck in trouble and he
lures Henry to a remote private beach to exact his revenge in a final, terrifying
way. But will the dead stay dead or is there something equally horrific in store
When Professor of Zoology Dexter Stanley (Fritz Weaver) hears that a mystery
crate from a 19th Century expedition has been discovered, he is horrified to
discover it contains a bloodthirsty creature that seems unable to slake its
His friend, Henry Northrup (Hal Holbrook), is cursed with an insufferable wife,
Wilma (well characterised by Adrienne Barbeau) who drinks too much, demands
to be the centre of attention and nags him incessantly and Henry sees an opportunity
to close her mouth forever.
Finally, millionaire Upson Pratt (E G Marshall), a thoroughly nasty, self-centred
snob with an irrational fear of insects, shows no remorse for a man who has
killed himself nor does he show pity for the man's wife, who calls Pratt a "monster".
Blaming everybody for everything, Pratt is soon to get his come-uppance when
he is bugged by a plague of cockroaches that just won't be stopped and fittingly
bring about his downfall.
The Creepshow collection is a disturbing, gruesome, gory and fascinating
selection of stories that keep your interest right through. This classic slice
of horror from 1982 gets the high-definition treatment along with a bumper offering
of outstanding special features. This respected 1980s Fear-Fest has been described
as "the most fun you'll ever have being scared".
With an all-star cast, Creepshow also features Robert Harper as Charlie
Gereson, Don Keeper as Mike the Janitor, and Bing O'Malley as Jordy's Father.
Original Music is by John Harrison; Director of Photography is Michael Gornick;
Original Screenplay is by Stephen King; Produced by Richard P Rubinstein; and
Directed by George A Romero.
Creepshow makes its much-anticipated debut onto Blu-ray, courtesy of
Second Sight Films, on 28 October 2013. Running Time: 120 Minutes | RRP: £19.99.
Features: Audio Commentary with Director George A Romero and Special Make-up
Effects Creator Tom Savini | Audio Commentary with Director of Photography Michael
Gornick, Actor John Amplas, Property Master Bruce Alan Green and make-Up Effects
Assistant Darryl Ferrucci | Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow, A
Feature-Length Documentary with Cast and Crew | Behind The Screams With Tom
Savini | Deleted Scenes | TV Spot | Trailer | Stills Gallery.
"Creepshow… a disturbing, gruesome, gory and fascinating selection of
stories" Maggie Woods