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What they've done here is to recapture not only the look and the storylines of old horror comics, but also the peculiar feeling of poetic justice that permeated their pages. In an EC horror story, unspeakable things happened to people - but, for the most part, they deserved them.
The film has fun. In a way, Creepshow is a horror for grownups. It is grownups, after all, who understand that horror stories must be fun; if they're not, then they're just horrifying, and who wants that? [15 Nov 1982, p.D3]
Creepshow is probably not everything the fans of each horrormeister hoped it would be (it is not, for example, in the same league as Cavalcanti's great anthology film, Dead of Night), but it's probably enough.[10 Nov 1982]
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- Hal Holbrook
- Adrienne Barbeau
- Fritz Weaver
- Leslie Nielsen
- Carrie Nye
- E.G. Marshall
- Viveca Lindfors
- Ed Harris
- Ted Danson
- Stephen King
Did You Know?
- In "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill", the film playing on Jordy's television in the background is A Star Is Born (1937), according to George A. Romero's commentary on the UK Special Edition DVD.
- In the segment "The Crate", when Henry "shoots" Billie, the hole in her forehead appears one frame AFTER the blood spray comes from the back of her head.
- Wilma Northrup: I mean, some of these so-called academics make the shark in "Jaws" look like fuckin' Flipper!