On Blu-ray: “Creepshow”
I was really young when Creepshow came out back in 1982 but I had an older brother who let me sneak into his room and watch scary movies with him. I think that’s what led to my deep love for horror flicks.
This classic, which was directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, is now available on Blu-ray and I’m sure a lot of people are going to grab a copy. I’m beefing up my own library for my planned Halloween horror marathon so, if you’re planning to spend that last weekend in October similarly, this might be a great movie to have.
The film is made up of five short stories fashioned after those classic horror comics from the 1950s.
- There’s an unexpected guest for Father’s Day after a man emerges from the grave looking for cake.
- King makes an appearance in the yarn about a meteor that crashes into a field and makes everything grow.
- A professor realizes that a crate delivered to his school actually contains a ruthless creature so he decides to introduce it to his wife.
- Need an incentive to not cheat on your spouse. Watch this short story about a pair of lovers who get neck deep in trouble when one husband plots his revenge.
- In what I think is a poke at Howard Hughes, a millionaire who is afraid of contamination has to deal with the nastiest creatures of all.
You’ll recognize a lot of actors in their more youthful days including Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson and Ed Harris. If you watch this and enjoy it, check out the 1987 sequel Creepshow 2 which I thought was actually even better than the original.