Director George Romero and writer Stephen King joined forces to create this wonderfully entertaining anthology of dark comic stories, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father's Day cake. A meteor's ooze makes everything ... grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with entomophobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of a fine cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) to the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini and let the Creepshow begin. (Note adapted from Warner Bros.) DIR George A. Romero; SCR Stephen King; PROD Richard P. Rubinstein, U.S., 1982, color, 120 min. RATED R
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