Celebrate the late, great Master of Horror George A. Romero, with Cult Classics screenings of his crazed horror anthology, Creepshow, written by Stephen King!
“Romero and King are a winning combination in this fun and enthusiastic homage to the horror genre.” – Rebecca Lea, Den of Geek
It’s a match made in scary movie Hell: legendary zombie guru George A. Romero, and literary horror hound Stephen King, coming together to unleash the gruesome godfather of all ‘80s horror anthologies, Creepshow! Filled with vengeful cockroaches, pissed-off zombies and hairy creatures with big teeth, Creepshow tells five horrifying tales of supernatural justice and monstrous revenge, all drenched in comic book-style primary colors and special effects. A stylistic tribute to the classic (and controversial) EC horror comics of the 1950s, Creepshow kicked off an ‘80s renaissance for horror anthologies (including the Tales from the Crypt and Tales from the Darkside TV shows), and, thanks to FX by Romero’s go-to gore artist, Tom Savini, the film also gave us plenty of legendary gross out scares, along with a new mascot of horror in Fluffy the Crate Monster. Boasting juicy roles for a star-studded (and frankly, kind of bizarre) cast including Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris and E. G. Marshall (not to mention Stephen King himself, playing a farmer battling a mysterious invader from outer space), Creepshow more than lives up to the tagline on its now-iconic movie poster: “The most fun you’ll ever have being scared!” (Dir. by George A. Romero, 1982, USA, 120 mins. Rated R)