Creepshow

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Several screenshots from the film, demonstrating the way comic-book imagery and effects were used extensively by director George A. Romero to recreate the feel of classic 1950s EC horror comics, such as ''Tales from the Crypt

1982 American horror comedy anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, making this film his screenwriting debut.

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Romero at the 2009 Venice Film Festival

George A. Romero

American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor.

American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor.

Romero at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
Romero on the set of Knightriders
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Romero in 2016

Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993), and Bruiser (2000).

King in 2007

Stephen King

American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels.

American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels.

King in 2007
In 1971, King worked as a teacher at Hampden Academy
Stephen King at the Harvard Book Store, June 6, 2005
Stephen King in 2011
King campaigning for Gary Hart for President in 1984
King at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, 2013
King's home in Bangor
King wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey at a book signing in November 2004

He displayed an early interest in horror as an avid reader of EC horror comics, including Tales from the Crypt, and he later paid tribute to the comics in his screenplay for Creepshow.

EC Comics

American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, dark fantasy, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.

American publisher of comic books, which specialized in horror fiction, crime fiction, satire, military fiction, dark fantasy, and science fiction from the 1940s through the mid-1950s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series.

225 Lafayette Street, home of EC Comics
"Judgment Day" was first published in Weird Fantasy #18 (April 1953)

The omnibus movies Creepshow (1982) and Creepshow 2, while using original scripts written by Stephen King and George A. Romero, were inspired by EC's horror comics and hosted by a Ghoulunatic-inspired character.

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Creepshow 2

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Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American comedy horror anthology film directed by Michael Gornick, and the sequel to Creepshow.

Hill at the 2019 WonderCon

Joe Hill (writer)

American writer.

American writer.

Hill at the 2019 WonderCon
Hill at a book store reading in March 2007

At age 9, he appeared in the 1982 film Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, which co-starred and was written by his father.

Creepshow (comics)

Creepshow is a graphic novella published by Penguin imprint Plume in July 1982, based on the film Creepshow (also from 1982).

Carnegie Mellon University

Private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Hamerschlag, Roberts, and Scott Halls are three of the teaching facilities of the College of Engineering
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The Tepper Quadrangle, which includes the new home of the Tepper School of Business, opened in 2018.
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The Scarab lunar rover is being developed by the RI.
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Part of Carnegie Mellon's Education City campus in Qatar.
Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, home of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and Carnegie Mellon School of Design
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Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center.
Hunt Library is the largest library on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus.
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Charles Wilson, former US Secretary of Defense
John Forbes Nash, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics
Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut and sixth man to walk on the moon
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James Gosling, inventor of Java
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Stephanie Kwolek, Inventor of Kevlar
Charles Geschke, chairman and co-founder of Adobe Systems
Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture
Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Did not graduate)
George A. Romero, director of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead
Josh Groban, singer-songwriter and actor (Did not graduate)
Van Dyke Parks, musician, composer, arranger, and producer (Did not graduate)
Henry Mancini, film composer and recipient of twenty Grammy Awards (Did not graduate)
Stephen Schwartz, musical theater composer for Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell
Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle (Did not graduate)
Zachary Quinto, actor known for Heroes and Star Trek
Holly Hunter, Academy Award-winning actress
Matt Bomer, actor known for White Collar, Magic Mike, and The Boys in the Band
Sutton Foster, Tony Award-winning actress for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes; star of Younger
Ted Danson, Emmy Award-winning actor known for Cheers and CSI
Josh Gad, actor known for The Book of Mormon, Frozen, and Beauty and the Beast
Joe Manganiello, actor known for True Blood and Magic Mike
Steven Bochco, ten-time Emmy Award recipient
Cote de Pablo, actress known for NCIS

Alumnus George A. Romero filmed Creepshow (1982) in and around Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall.

Wrightson at the 2006 Dallas Comic Con

Bernie Wrightson

American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brushwork.

American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brushwork.

Wrightson at the 2006 Dallas Comic Con
Swamp Thing #1 panel, original ink art by Wrightson
Wrightson in 2012

In 1983 Bernie Wrightson illustrated the comic book adaptation of the Stephen King-penned horror film Creepshow.

Tales from the Darkside

1980s' American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero.

1980s' American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero.

The moderate success of Creepshow led to initial inquiries about the possibilities of a Creepshow series.

Film director John Badham during filming of The Godchild in 1974

Anthology film

Single film consisting of several shorter films, each complete in itself and distinguished from the other, though frequently tied together by a single theme, premise, or author.

Single film consisting of several shorter films, each complete in itself and distinguished from the other, though frequently tied together by a single theme, premise, or author.

Film director John Badham during filming of The Godchild in 1974

From Beyond the Grave (1974), Trilogy of Terror (1975), Heavy Metal (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Creepshow (1982), The Company of Wolves (1984), Creepshow 2 (1987), Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and Tales from the Hood (1995) are various horror themed anthologies from the 70s to the 90s.