Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!"

The brainchild of a collaboration between horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King, "Creepshow" was an 80's campy horror classic. Inspired by the infamous horror comics from the 1950's such as "Tales From The Crypt", "Haunt of Fear" and "Vault of Horror", "Creepshow" was an anthology consisting of five shocking tales of monsters and zombies, with a wrap-around story to tie it all together.

The beauty of the anthology film was that if you thought the plot or the acting stunk, you only had to wait about ten minutes, and you'd get a brand new movie. My favourite of the five stories involved a horrible wolf-monkey monster that's found in an ancient crate under the stairs of a university. Somehow, it's stayed alive without food since 1834, and eventually it's utilized to get rid of a professor's obnoxious wife.

Besides that gem, we get a villainous Leslie Nielson, two seperate stories involving the vengeful walking dead, a Stephen King starring story where he gets infected with plant life from a meteor, cockroaches by the thousands, and some wicked animation to tie everything together. If you grew up with some of those vintage horror comics like i did, you owe it to yourself to see this movie. It's just a lot of fun.

Check out the trailer here!

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