The Creepshow DVD tells five creepy tales, strung together by a framing story involving a young boy being punished by his father.
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.
Romero's use of garish colors to mimic the ink in comic books is visually appealing, preventing the gore on display from being too off-putting. Featuring early appearances by actors such as Ed Harris and Ted Danson, Creepshow is eerie, engaging entertainment.
Encoding format: 16:9
Resolution: 480i (NTSC)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1, 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
English, English SDH, French
Single disc (1 DVD)