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Two of the most venerable names in the horror field, author Stephen King and director George A. Romero, present this anthology of original twisted tales inspired by the E.C. horror comics of the 50's and 60's (themselves a more direct basis for the popular Tales from the Crypt TV series). The five stories are framed within the pages of a comic book which a boy's insensitive father has thrown in the garbage. The first tale, "Father's Day," features a zombie patriarch returning to claim his Father's Day cake; "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" stars… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"George Romero, collaborating with writer Stephen King, again proves his adeptness at combining thrills with tongue-in-cheek humor."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as with an appreciation of the macabre."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the rare horror anthologies with a sharp sense of storytelling and an intrinsic ability for irony and metaphor..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The segments are consistent in quality and the film is still effective and entertaining."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A wickedly funny horror anthology. Creepshow is a devilish delight, and the most entertaining film George Romero ever directed."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"This five-part film, based on the format of 50s horror comics, marks one of the few times George Romero has directed someone else's script (it's by Stephen King), and the results are only mildly interesting by the standards of his Dead trilogy."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Horror film purists may object to the levity even though failed, as a lot of it is."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Genuinely creepy, satirical and occasionally daft horror tales with a distinctly moral bent."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"This horror omnibus tickles the funny bone while stripping it of its flesh, so that hysterical laughter comes as fast as the frights and as thick as the blood."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Colorful, amusing, and awfully simple - just like a comic book."
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"he old Amicus movies used EC originals to better effect and with more brevity, for all their cardboard sets."
‑ , Time Out
"As much as I love and admire Romero's zombie pictures... I may love Creepshow just a little bit more."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"All of the pieces of Creepshow come together in a smorgasbord of ghastly images, welcome humor, and solid, old-fashioned storytelling."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Unfortunately, it never quite gels."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A horror anthology not without its grisly charms"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
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