Creepshow (1982)


The movie Creepshow (1982) is a horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. It consists of five separate stories, each with its own unique horror theme. The movie pays homage to the horror comics of the 1950s, with each story presented as a comic book segment.

In the first story, “Father’s Day,” a wealthy patriarch rises from the grave to seek revenge on his greedy family members. In the second story, “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” a dim-witted farmer discovers a meteorite that begins to transform him into a plant-like creature. The third story, “Something to Tide You Over,” follows a vengeful husband who traps his wife and her lover in a watery grave. In the fourth story, “The Crate,” a mysterious crate is discovered under a university staircase, containing a terrifying creature. The final story, “They’re Creeping Up on You,” focuses on a wealthy germaphobe who is tormented by a swarm of cockroaches.

The movie Creepshow (1982) combines elements of horror, comedy, and suspense. Each story is presented with its own distinct style and tone, capturing the essence of classic horror comics.


  • Hal Holbrook as Henry Northrup
  • Adrienne Barbeau as Wilma Northrup
  • Fritz Weaver as Dexter Stanley
  • Leslie Nielsen as Richard Vickers
  • Carrie Nye as Sylvia Grantham
  • E. G. Marshall as Upson Pratt
  • Viveca Lindfors as Aunt Bedelia


  • The movie Creepshow (1982) was Stephen King’s first foray into screenwriting.
  • The film pays homage to EC Comics, known for their horror and suspense stories.
  • The movie features a wraparound story that follows a young boy named Billy reading a Creepshow comic book.
  • The film’s special effects were created by Tom Savini, known for his work in the horror genre.



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023