Day 1: From the Masters of Terror and the Macabre, George A. Romero & Stephen King, 1982’s Creepshow! The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have… BEING SCARED!
I like the movie making it look like a comic book, which were so popular back in the 80’s. The special effects are not all that great and the stories are like just like something out of a comic book. I think the plots of the short stories were redundant and simple, if you’re a bad person then bad things will happen to you. The scripts are basic and the movie relies more on music and lighting to scare the viewer. The best story and special effects in my opinion was the one with the roaches. This is a movie is worth watching every once in a while.
Creepshow is just fun pulp. There’s no lore you need to know. No logic that needs explaining. Just fun, original stories with little depth. You can watch Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone for social commentary, watch Creepshow for the cheese. And it is full of it. I couldn’t tell you why anyone would let Stephen King act, it’s laughably bad but still so fun to watch. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia of old Goosebumps or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? but I really do enjoy a quick scary story. Creepshow has several.
Creepshow is one of those films that’s super close to my heart. George A. Romero and Stephen King have been inspirational icons to me for years. The combo of these two giants of horror paying homage to the creepy comic book era and what it’s like to grow up as a kid obsessed with horror is to me, what Creepshow is all about. Social Issues are tackled in a traditional Good vs. Bad Comic Book way showing that the good get their revenge and the bad get what’s coming to them. Isolation, either intentional or unintentional impacts the way we think about the world around us, as well as living in a heavily cultured area. I’m not surprised at all when watching this movie that it still holds weight and a cult status today! If you’ve yet to see it, borrow it from a friend and start watching.
-Josh T. Romero