“Go out and f*** somebody. But wear a damn rubber! Everybody’s got the damn herpes these days!” You can always count on Upson Pratt to let everyone know what’s bugging him. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they savor the sweet goodness that is George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 149 – Creepshow (1982)
An anthology that tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.IMDb
- Director: George A. Romero
- Writer: Stephen King (original screenplay by)
- Special makeup effects: Tom Savini
- Prologue and epilogue
- “Father’s Day”
- “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”
- Stephen King as Jordy Verrill
- Bingo O’Malley as Jordy’s father and Doctor
- “Something to Tide You Over”
- “The Crate”
- “They’re Creeping Up on You”
Longtime listeners may be sensing a bit of déjà vu with this episode. Creepshow was already discussed by Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani, Christopher G. Mohr and Dave Dreher on episode 94 in October 2016. The current Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew, however, didn’t want to be left out and because this fall saw the premiere of Creepshow the TV series on the Shudder streaming service, they thought it was the perfect time for another 1980s double tap.
When a movie is directed by George A. Romero with special makeup effects by Tom Savini; is written by Stephen King; features a comic book with cover art by Jack Kamen and interior art by Berni Wrightson; and a cast that includes Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, and E. G. Marshall; do you need to know anything else? Neither did the Decades of Horror 1980s Grue-Crew.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. For their historic episode 150, the 80s Grue-Crew will Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988).
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