Creepshow is great fun, written by Stephen King and inspired by E.C Comic books of the 50s. The film is directed with tongue firmly in cheek by George R. Romero.
It’s an anthology film with five separate comic book like stories of varying quality. The cast (which features King himself) is great. Hal Holbrook is wonderous, Adrienne Barbeau is always value for money. E.G Marshall is very good but standout is Leslie Nielson who does some evil deeds in what is my favourite segment.
It’s directed and shot in a cheesy comic book style, and none of the segments outstay their welcome.
This film was made in the 80s, looking back at the 50s, we’ve moved on a bit now and are probably due a film which looks back fondly on the video nasties of the 80s! – Done in a similar style to this.
It’s fun, nostalgic and not really very scary (unless you fear cockroaches…). The special effects are a treat, and the legend Tom Savini did them. Enjoy!
The trailer is below…
So, 16 films to go…
Matthew Cooper has written for Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs. He was winner of the first ever Lloyds Bank Channel Four Film Challenge and the Oscar Moore Screenplay Prize. His first short film starred a then unknown Ewan McGregor and was picked up by Channel Four when Matthew was 19 years old. He’s been a script consultant, script writer for hire and filmmaker for hire for over 20 years.