Thursday, October 6, 2011

GENRE (SPECIAL EDITION): Horror - C

Creepshow (1982) – George A. Romero

An anthology horror film presented in the guise of the old EC comics franchise. This film was written by Stephen King (‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining) and directed by George A. Romero, with make up effects by Tom Savini – I really don’t think I need to type another letter, but I will. It is comprised of five tales of diabolic horror that touch upon many individual fears including the living dead, barbaric monsters, drowning, insects, drowning in insects, and the supernatural unknown. The tales are bookended by a reality-based conflict and revenge between a father and son over the possession of the comic containing the stories. The creepy kid is played by none other than Stephen King’s son, Joe King (aka: Joe Hill, the author). An all-star cast lends an extra layer of credibility to these tales, which enables them to come off more genuine than campy. King himself even stars in the second story as the title character in “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill.”



Something to tide you over.

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Check back tomorrow for the next installment of the Horror Alphabet.

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