Directed by: George A. Romero
Starring: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau
Creepshow is a horror anthology of five Steven King short stories directed by George A. Romero. Sounds pretty awesome, right? I’m not quite sure why, but it just never manages to work out well, and instead it’s just the corniest thing in the world.
The stories include one where an old lady kills her husband with a cake on father’s day, then years later he rises from the grave and bakes her head into a cake. Then there’s one where King himself stars as a hick who finds a meteorite which turns him into grass, and one where Leslie Nielsen kills Ted Danson by buring him on the beach and letting him drown as the tide comes in, then he comes back as a zombie for revenge. The last two are the weakest, one which has some guys getting attacked by an evil monkey they find in a crate, and the other where a germophobe gets eaten by cockroaches.
Like I said, none of it really ends up working. It’s too goofy to ever really be creepy, and that doesn’t play to either Romero’s or King’s strengths. Also, they try to do a stylistic thing where they make scenes kinda look like comic book panels, but it’s done really poorly and it never once adds anything worthwhile to a scene.