Release Date: October 23rd, 1996

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 1999

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

A compendium of five short but terrifying tales contained within a single full-length feature, this film conjures scares from traditional bogeymen and portents of doom. In one story, a monster escapes from its holding cell. Another focuses on a husband (Leslie Nielsen) with a creative way of getting back at his cheating wife. Other stories concern a rural man (Stephen King) and a visitor from outer space, and a homeowner (E.G. Marshall) with huge bug problems and a boozing corpse.

Cast: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Escape , Death , Suspenseful , Mystery , Daughter , Father , Husband , House , Revenge , Small town , 1980s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    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]

  • 63
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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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