“You’re a regular barnyard exhibit. Sheep’s eyes, chicken guts, piggy friends… and SHIT for BRAINS!” – who doesn’t enjoy Adrienne Barbeau as Wilma Northrup giving Hal Holbrook as her husband Henry some shit in the delicious anthology entry The Crate? It’s classic, really. It also leads to the rewarding comeuppance coming her way. Inspired by EC comics, creating by the decades hottest writing and directing talents, and designed by the Godfather of Gore, Creepshow (1982) is as good today as it was the day it was first released. Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome horror film from the 1980s.
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 94 — Creepshow (1982)
The third official selection in Decades of Horror 2016 October Selection, CREEPSHOW (1982) is one of the best examples of anthology films. It also features the historic pairing of George Romero and Stephen King. It also has Tom Savini creating the special effects. It is the horror film fan’s dream team, especially for the early Eighties. Hell, even today, it’s hard to deny this stellar, killer combination of talent. The cast is equally astonishing. Alongside the aforementioned Barbeau and Holbrook, the film stars Leslie Nielsen, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Gaylen Ross, Fritz Weaver and John Amplas. Hell, even Stephen King and Tom Savini have roles in the film. Each segments is crafted with an appreciation for the source material and inspirations as well as the fans of the horror genre. The definition of a classic.
Thomas Mariani is joined by Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore to take a look at the third selection for this month’s special look at the top horror films of the decade. The grue-crew go from segment to segment sharing their love for the film and the stories. The film begins with Father’s Day, setting the tone of the film. It continues with Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill, giving King the chance to chew the scenery. Something to Tide You Over solidifies the EC comics inspiration while The Crate has fun with the material. They’re Creeping Up On You buries its unsuspecting audience under 250,000 cockroaches. Yuck! The prologue/epilogue story reminds the crew why Tom Atkins is a fan favorite. And, C’mon, “Meteor shit!” Does it get any better?
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