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Monday, October 4, 2010

Creepshow (1982)

Horror movie perfection is achieved in this homage to 1950's E.C. horror comics.  Stephen King's screenplay strikes the right balance between horror and humor.  George Romero's direction [Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead] shows him at his creative best as he captures wonderful performances from the likes of Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Dansen and Adrienne Barbeau.  F/X master Tom Savini [who also makes a cameo as a garbage man at the end of the film] brings the guts and gore in a way that makes you laugh and wince simultaneously.  
Creepshow is a series of five short stories that segue from one to another by use of stunning comic book animation by Rick Catizone [Evil Dead 2].  Tales include a dead man returning from the grave to collect his birthday cake, a farmer who discovers a mysterious meteor, a vengeful husband who finds a creative way to murder his wife and her lover, a creature in a crate, and a germophobe's battle with cleanliness and cockroaches.  
Furthermore, Larry Fulton's art direction gives the viewer a feast for the eyes that holds up well twenty eight years later.  There is nothing about this film I don't like.  It's a total home run and is a must see for fans of horror everywhere.  Whatever you do, DO NOT watch this one on YouTube.  Give it the attention it deserves and rent the DVD.  It can also be watched instantly on Netflix as well.  
Rating: Excellent.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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