Creepshow (1982)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 12, 1982
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's uneven, as anthologies often are, but Creepshow is colorful, frequently funny, and treats its inspirations with infectious reverence.

Variety Staff

George Romero, collaborating with writer Stephen King, again proves his adeptness at combining thrills with tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as with an appreciation of the macabre.

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Rob Vaux

As much as I love and admire Romero's zombie pictures... I may love Creepshow just a little bit more.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Horror film purists may object to the levity even though failed, as a lot of it is.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the rare horror anthologies with a sharp sense of storytelling and an intrinsic ability for irony and metaphor...

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Time Out

he old Amicus movies used EC originals to better effect and with more brevity, for all their cardboard sets.

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Jacob Knight

As fun as Creepshow is, the movie Romero and King crafted is also an act of revenge, as each has recounted in interviews how the EC titles the movie is paying tribute to were frowned upon by many in mainstream society.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Genuinely creepy, satirical and occasionally daft horror tales with a distinctly moral bent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Classic franchise written by Stephen King and directed by 'zombie' Romero, starring an all star old school line up including the legendary Leslie… More
Alex roy
Creepshow has got to be one of the best, most original Horror anthologies ever made. Directed by Zombie pioneer George A Romero and written by Stephen King,… More
Melvin White
Richard Vickers: Wentworth! I suggest you get out of here! May I remind you, dear boy, I have the gun!  "Five Jolting Tales of Horror" Creepshow is… More
Tim Salmons
Not only is this one of Romero's best films and certainly one fine set of Stephen King adaptations (rare things they are), it's one of the best horror… More
Lee ?
My favourite horror anthology by far, a movie format I've never really taken to, but this series of five shorts are very fun and enjoyable and I loved the… More
Jason Calvin
This is Stephen King and George Romero's homage to 1950's EC comics. With the exception of "Father's Day", which is embarrassing,… More