Creepshow (1982)

George A Romero directs Stephen King, Leslie Neilsen and Adrienne Barbeau in this comedy scare anthology written by the Master of Horror and based on the old EC comics.

I had high hopes for this given the pedigree but it didn’t live up to its reputation. Quite dull and lacking scope. The black comedy isn’t funny, the shocks only fitfully disturbing. The attempt to recreate the colourful vibe of the comics works and we have Romero’s visual astuteness to thank for that. The Leslie Nielsen and Ted Danson’s two hander is the only chapter that has any staying power. More Tale of the Unexpected than horror but the comedy stars sell the darkness of it well. Natalie enjoyed this more than me.

5

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