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Creepshow

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George A. Romero had already established himself as a master of the horror genre when he and Stephen King created their horror anthology film “Creepshow.” With two stories based on King’s short stories and three original stories written just for this, Romero created a film that pays homage to the great horror comics from the 40s and 50s, like Tales From the Crypt. It balances horror with humor, all in a beautifully stylized comic book template. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Stephen King series with Romero’s 1982 film “Creepshow.”

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“You have to watch ’em ’cause they creep up on you.”

George A. Romero had already established himself as a master of the horror genre when he and Stephen King created their horror anthology film “Creepshow.” With two stories based on King’s short stories and three original stories written just for this, Romero created a film that pays homage to the great horror comics from the 40s and 50s, like Tales From the Crypt. It balances horror with humor, all in a beautifully stylized comic book template. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Stephen King series with Romero’s 1982 film “Creepshow.” We discuss this look that Romero instills in the film and how well that works to create this funny and frightening homage. We chat about each story and discuss what works and what doesn’t. We talk through the amazing cast that Romero put together, marveling that he was able to get some of the actors that he did. And we touch on the brilliant effects work by Tom Savini, a master in his own right, who brought the monsters and mayhem to life. It’s a film that we both had a tremendously fun time watching, so check it out and tune in!

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