#41 Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow an anthology of short horror stories written by Stephen King, tied together by a comic book theme and consisting of five individual stories.

It all starts very weakly with ”Father’s Day”, a total mess that Ed Harris in his minor role cannot save. Luckily the pace soon picks up with ’The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill’ featuring Stephen King himself as a redneck farmer who comes in touch with a meteor with a catastrophic outcome.

Third story, ’Something To Tide You Over’ featuring Leslie Nielsen is the strongest one of the bunch and manages to be dark, agonising and panic inducing, while the fourth segment ’The Crate’ comes very close to tie and is easily the funniest short story here.

It all ends with ’They’re Creeping Up On You’ – a kind of decent short, but the one that fails to offer any surprises.

Compared to the later Cat’s Eye, this one is much more solid and convincing package out of the two with tons of black humour and a wide selection of phobias to cater to most tastes. Recommended!

80s-o-meter: 65%

Total: 82%


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