Creepshow (1982)

United by their shared love of vintage horror comics, [Stephen] King joined
forces with George A Romero for a nostalgic love letter to their favourite
genre. Comprising five deliciously dark morality tales (and a cute
wraparound story starring King’s son Joe), this ghoulish explosion of colour
and creativity is arguably the definitive horror anthology. As the tagline
promised, it is ‘the most fun you’ll ever have… being scared.’

British Film Institute (2017)

[…] King, 69, has been in more than a dozen movies and TV shows based on his
writings. Though most have been cameos, in 1982 he co-starred in the George
Romero-directed, five-part anthology movie Creepshow. (Romero, who died July
16 at age 77, pioneered the zombie apocalypse genre with 1968’s Night of the
Living Dead. “There will never be another like you,” King tweeted about his
fellow horror icon after learning of his death.) THR called Creepshow “a
comic book come to life as a horror film” that offers “a potion that seems
sure to bubble up with box-office results.”

That turned out to be true: The $8 million Warner Bros. release ($20 million today) made $21 million domestically (now $53 million) and ranked first on its opening weekend.

Bill Higgins, The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 120 min
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Age limit: K16
  • Distribution: Park Circus
  • Print source: Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen instituutti

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