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Two of the most venerable names in the horror field, author Stephen King and director George A. Romero, present this anthology of original twisted tales inspired by the E.C. horror comics of the 50's and 60's (themselves a more direct basis for the popular George A. Romero TV series). The five stories are framed within the pages of a comic book which a boy's insensitive father has thrown in the garbage. The first tale, "Father's Day," features a zombie patriarch returning to claim his Father's Day cake; "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" stars King himself as a slack-jawed yokel whose discovery of a radioactive meteorite turns him into a walking weed; "Something to Tide You Over" presents a deadly-serious Leslie Nielsen as a cuckolded husband who plans an elaborate seaside revenge; "The Crate" unleashes its ferocious man-eating contents on the enemies of a meek college professor; and "They're Creeping Up On You" pits obsessively-clean billionaire E.G. Marshall against a swarm of cockroaches in his sterile penthouse. The chapters are uniformly creative, filmed in garish comic-book colors, and Tom Savini's makeup effects are quite memorable (particularly the monster from "The Crate"), though the campy treatment does become exhausting after two hours' runtime. The final segment is the most impressive, thanks to Marshall's over-the-top performance, though the planned scope of the cockroach invasion was drastically reduced (no doubt due to budget constraints). ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:November 12, 1982

Cast

Hal Holbrook
as Henry Northrup
Adrienne Barbeau
as Wilma Northrup
Fritz Weaver
as Dexter Stanley
Leslie Nielsen
as Richard Vickers
E.G. Marshall
as Upson Pratt
Viveca Lindfors
as Aunt Bedelia
Stephen King
as Jordy Verrill
Ed Harris
as Hank
Ted Danson
as Harry
Robert Harper
as Charlie
Jon Lormer
as Nathan Grantham
Tom Atkins
as Billy's Father (uncredited)
Warner Shook
as Richard Grantham
Elizabeth Regan
as Cass Blaine
Gaylen Ross
as Becky Vickers
Don Keefer
as Mike the Janitor
Bingo O'Malley
as Jordy's Dad
John Amplas
as Nathan's Corpse
Christine Forrest
as Tabitha Raymond
Chuck Aber
as Richard Raymond
Katie Karlovitz
as Maid
Tom Savini
as Garbage Man
Marty Schiff
as Garbage Man #1
Tom Savini
as Garbage Man
John Amplas
as Nathan's Corpse
Warner Shook
as Richard Grantham
Christine Forrest
as Tabitha Raymond
Gaylen Ross
as Becky Vickers
Katie Karlovitz
as Maid
Elizabeth Regan
as Cass Blaine
Chuck Aber
as Richard Raymond
Bingo O'Malley
as Jordy's Dad
Don Keefer
as Mike the Janitor

Crew

George A. Romero
Director
Richard P. Rubinstein
Producer
Stephen King
Screenwriter
Michael Gornick
Cinematographer
John Harrison
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Editor
George A. Romero
Editor
Michael Spolan
Editor
David E. Vogel
Associate Producer
Barbara Anderson
Costume Designer
Tom Savini
Makeup Special Effects
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