I am a fan of great anthology films. Unfortunately, they haven’t made too many good ones in recent years. Once two titans of terror, George Romero (Night of the Living Dead) and Stephen King collaborated to bring to life a movie with five vignettes in it. Each of these stories was in the style of the old EC Comics horror comics: The Vault of Horror and Tales from the Crypt.
Packed with high-caliber talent, featuring the writing of King, while under the direction of George Romero, this movie is fantastic. Throw in effects by Tom Savini, and you have a can’t fail anthology film.
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Synopsis: Two macabre masters – writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero – conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ’50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father’s Day cake. A meteor’s ooze makes everything … grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of a fine cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini. Let the Creepshow begin.