Creepshow (1982)

R 120 min - Horror, Comedy, Fantasy - 12 November 1982
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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director:  George A. Romero


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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Collections: George A. Romero

Tagline: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy


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Language:  English, Italian
Release Date:  12 November 1982

Box Office

Budget:  $8,000,000
Revenue:  $21,028,755

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

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Official poster of The Creepshow Movie
Official poster of The Creepshow Movie

Creepshow Movie Trailer in HD – 1982


A young boy named Billy gets yelled at and slapped by his father, Stan, for reading a horror comic titled Creepshow. Stan reminds his wife that he had to be hard on Billy because he does not want their son to be reading such “crap”. As Billy sits upstairs cursing his father with hopes of him rotting in Hell, he hears a sound at the window, which turns out to be a ghostly apparition in the form of The Creep from the comic book, beckoning him to come closer.

Third Sunday of June, seven years ago: an elderly patriarch named Nathan Grantham was killed on Father’s Day when his daughter Bedelia bashed him in the head with a marble ashtray as he screamed for his cake for having her fiance murdered.

A dimwitted backwoods hick thinks a newly discovered meteorite will provide enough money from the local college to pay off his $200 bank loan. Instead, he finds himself being overcome by a rapidly spreading plant-like organism that comes off the meteorite.

Richard Vickers, a coldblooded, wealthy husband, stages a terrible fate for his unfaithful wife, Becky and her lover, Harry Wentworth by burying them up to their necks on the beach, below the high tide line. They drown, but return as waterlogged zombies intent on getting revenge of their own.

A mysterious, extremely lethal creature is unwittingly released from its crate by mild-mannered Horlicks University professor Henry Northrup, who sees the creature as a way to rid himself of his drunk, emotionally abusive wife, Wilma.The same crate, stenciled “Arctic Expedition Julia Carpenter Horlicks University”, later turns up in the film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).

Upson Pratt is a cruel, ruthless businessman whose mysophobia has him living in a hermetically sealed apartment, but finds himself helpless when his apartment becomes overrun by endless hordes of cockroaches.

The following morning, two garbage collectors find the Creepshow comic in the trash. They look at the ads in the book for X-ray specs, a Charles Atlas bodybuilding course, and a voodoo doll, whose coupon is missing. Inside the house, Billy’s angry father complains of neck pain, which escalates to deadly levels as we see Billy jabbing the voodoo doll over and over.

Creepshow is a 1982 anthology film directed by George W. Romero from a screenplay by Stephen King. The second and fourth segments of the film were based on short stories previously published by King – “Weeds” and “The Crate” respectively – while the first, third and fifth segments were written specifically for the screen. The film is extremely popular, especially with home video sales, and is regarded as somewhat of a cult classic.