Creepshow

Theatrical release poster
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.

- Creepshow
Theatrical release poster

35 related topics

Alpha

Cover of Tales from the Crypt #24
Art by Al Feldstein

Tales from the Crypt (comics)

American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues ; International Crime Patrol (#6); Crime Patrol (#7–#16) and The Crypt of Terror (#17–#19) for a total of 46 issues in the series).

American bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics from 1950 to 1955, producing 27 issues ; International Crime Patrol (#6); Crime Patrol (#7–#16) and The Crypt of Terror (#17–#19) for a total of 46 issues in the series).

Cover of Tales from the Crypt #24
Art by Al Feldstein
The Crypt of Terror #17
The Crypt-Keeper as rendered by Al Feldstein for Crime Patrol #15

An homage film entitled Creepshow followed, paying tribute to the tone, look, and feel of Tales from the Crypt and other EC comics, without directly adapting any of the stories.

Savini at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014, held in Orlando, Florida.

Tom Savini

American prosthetic makeup artist, actor, stunt performer and film director.

American prosthetic makeup artist, actor, stunt performer and film director.

Savini at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014, held in Orlando, Florida.
Tom Savini in 2007

He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

The Crate

Short story by Stephen King, first published in the July 1979 issue of Gallery.

Short story by Stephen King, first published in the July 1979 issue of Gallery.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

In 1982, the story was adapted as a segment in the movie Creepshow, and included in comic-book form in the Creepshow graphic novella.

German DVD artwork

Creepshow 3

German DVD artwork

Creepshow 3 is a 2006 American comedy horror film, and a sequel to Stephen King and George A. Romero's horror anthology classics Creepshow (1982) and Creepshow 2 (1987).

Promotional poster for Creepshow

Creepshow (TV series)

American horror anthology streaming television series that was released on Shudder in 2019.

American horror anthology streaming television series that was released on Shudder in 2019.

Promotional poster for Creepshow

The series serves as a continuation of the 1982 film of the same name, ignores the sequels Creepshow 2 and Creepshow 3, and features seventeen episodes with two horror stories per episode.

Fritz Weaver

American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures.

American actor in television, stage, and motion pictures.

In cinema, he made his debut in the film Fail Safe (1964) and also appeared in Marathon Man (1976), Creepshow (1982), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).

Nielsen in 1982

Leslie Nielsen

Canadian-American actor and comedian.

Canadian-American actor and comedian.

Nielsen in 1982
Nielsen's half-uncle Jean Hersholt (pictured here in the 1936 film His Brother's Wife) inspired him to become an actor.
Nielsen, along with co-star Anne Francis, in his second film, Forbidden Planet (1956). Nielsen: "Supposedly a science-fiction version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, it was all about the id, or something like that. Who knows? The Trekkies today regard it as the forerunner of Star Trek. I just had to wear a tight uniform and make eyes at Anne Francis. I was pretty thin back then."
Nielsen and Nancy Malone in Bonanza (1967)
Leslie Nielsen (right) in the role that established him as a comedic actor: Dr. Rumack in the 1980 movie Airplane!
Nielsen in March 2009 at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Leslie Nielsen's gravestone bearing his epitaph, a final reference to his favourite practical joke, a fart machine.

Noncomedic roles after Airplane! included Prom Night (1980) and Creepshow (1982), both horror films, and as a dramatic and unsympathetic character in the 1986 comedy Soul Man.

Atlas c. undefined 1920

Charles Atlas

Italian-born American bodybuilder best remembered as the developer of a bodybuilding method and its associated exercise program which spawned a landmark advertising campaign featuring his name and likeness; it has been described as one of the longest-lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time.

Italian-born American bodybuilder best remembered as the developer of a bodybuilding method and its associated exercise program which spawned a landmark advertising campaign featuring his name and likeness; it has been described as one of the longest-lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time.

Atlas c. undefined 1920
Comic book ad from 1949 featuring Charles Atlas
The Dawn of Glory (1924) by Pietro Montana, Highland Park, Brooklyn.
1953 variant of the famous "Beach Bully" advertisement.

In the closing segment of Creepshow, after noticing that the voodoo doll ad from the discarded comic book has already been clipped out, one of the garbage collectors starts reading the next ad aloud: "Tired of getting sand kicked in your face..."

Harris at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

Ed Harris

American actor and filmmaker.

American actor and filmmaker.

Harris at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
227x227px

The following year, he has a small role as Hank Blaine in Creepshow, also directed by Romero.

Danson in 2008

Ted Danson

American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady, and Dr. John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker.

American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady, and Dr. John Becker on the CBS sitcom Becker.

Danson in 2008
Danson at the 42nd Emmy Awards in 1990
Danson with wife Mary Steenburgen in December 2009
Danson testifying at a United States House Committee on Natural Resources session about plastic in 2019

He also appeared in The Onion Field (his first film, as the bagpipe-playing Officer Ian Campbell), Creepshow, Body Heat, Little Treasure, Just Between Friends (with Mary Tyler Moore), A Fine Mess, Dad, Made in America, Getting Even with Dad, Loch Ness, and Saving Private Ryan.