Creepshow

Fri & Sat, Oct 14 & 15
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2hr 00mins // directed by:George Romero

In this collaboration with Stephen King, director George Romero assembles a distinguished cast and pays vividly hued homage to the E.C. horror comics of the 1950s.

Five creepy tales are strung together by a framing story involving a young boy being punished by his father for reading the gruesome, titular comic book. Father's Day tells the tale of a family patriarch exacting beyond-the-grave revenge on the daughter who murdered him. In The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, a Maine hayseed (King himself in a ridiculously over-the-top performance) is overtaken by a meteor-based plant growth. A cuckolded husband exacts watery revenge on his cheating wife and her lover in Something to Tide You Over. A hairy beast in a box is used for nefarious purposes at a university in The Crate. Finally, in They're Creeping Up on You, a wealthy, arrogant New Yorker with a fear of germs has a disturbing run-in with cockroaches during a blackout.