Released 1982

Review by: Fiji Mermaid

Creepshow is Stephen King’s homage to the great horror comics of the 1950s, like Tales from the Crypt. King wrote five tales of horror for the screen which make up Creepshow. The director of this flick is Night of the Living Dead creator George C. Romero. The stories are “Father’s Day”, “Something To Tide You Over”, “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill”, “The Crate” and “They Are Creeping Up On You”. The stories are stitched together by the underlying story of a young boy who has had his Creepshow comic thrown away by his father who calls it garbage.

My favorite story in the movie is “The Crate”. It’s about a janitor and college professor who discovers an old wooden crate, chained and padlocked, under the stairs at a school. The date on the crate says 1842. Eager to see what’s inside, the men open the box to discover a terrifying creature.

This movie has been one of my favorites in the horror genre since I was young and was terrified by what was in “The Crate”. The other stories are also enjoyable, even the comedic performance by Stephen King in the “Jordy Verille” story. If you are a fan of Stephen King’s writing then this flick, as well as the Tales From the Crypt TV show, are definitely worth taking a look at.

Theatrical Trailer

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