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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October Horror Movie of the Day #26 - Creepshow

The Film: Creepshow
The Director: George A. Romero
The Cast: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen
Release Date: November 12, 1982

Perhaps the greatest horror anthology ever made, the combination of Stephen King and George Romero has a ton of fun with this one.  The stories told vary from a jealous tale of adultery featuring Ted Danson and Leslie Nielsen to a case of alien plant life attacking a farmer to a dangerous crate and a professor who is sick of his demanding wife.  Oh, and there's plenty of cake, too.

For me, the film peaks with the fourth segment, The Crate, in which Hal Holbrook and Fritz Weaver deal with a giant monster.  It's hairy and got teeth and claws, and is played by Adrienne Barbeau.  (Oh, also there's a beast in a crate, too.)  Also, King's turn as plant loving Jordy Verrill is a lot of laughs, and Ed Harris' dance moves should make you a little too excited.  I say it's one of the best "comic book" movies ever, and you should see it!

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