History Film / Creepshow

4th Aug '17 11:02:18 PM PeaceAndLove
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ShoutOut: "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" was loosely inspired by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival's "It Came Out Of The Sky", a song where a farmer finds an object that fell from space (though the plot of the song is otherwise very different) - the main character in the CCR song is named Jody, which of course sounds similar to Jordy. In addition, the title of the segment is a play on Music/BobDylan's "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol". And as noted above, Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''The Colour Out Of Space''.

to:

* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
"The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" was loosely inspired by Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival's "It Came Out Of The Sky", a song where a farmer finds an object that fell from space (though the plot of the song is otherwise very different) - the main character in the CCR song is named Jody, which of course sounds similar to Jordy. In addition, the title of the segment is a play on Music/BobDylan's "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol". And as noted above, Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''The Colour Out Of Space''.


Added DiffLines:

** At the beginning of "They're Creeping Up on You!", you can hear the ragtime music that was used in ''Film/{{The Evil Dead|1981}}''.
24th Jul '17 9:08:12 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationDistillation: Though it's not an official adaptation ([[Film/ECComics and there were such films already]]), many feel Romero and King perfectly captured the spirit of the old EC comics, right down to the movie being deliberately over the top and full of {{Narm}}.

to:

* AdaptationDistillation: Though it's not an official adaptation ([[Film/ECComics ([[Film/TalesFromTheCrypt and there were such films already]]), many feel Romero and King perfectly captured the spirit of the old EC comics, right down to the movie being deliberately over the top and full of {{Narm}}.
24th Jul '17 2:06:41 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In 1982, {{horror}} author Creator/StephenKing teamed up with zombiemeister Creator/GeorgeARomero and special effects wizard Creator/TomSavini to make ''Creepshow'', an anthology {{film}} that paid homage to 1950s horror comic books like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' from Creator/ECComics. It featured an all-star cast (including Creator/LeslieNielsen, Creator/EdHarris, pre-''Series/{{Cheers}}'' Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Creator/StephenKing himself) and told five stories:

to:

In 1982, {{horror}} author Creator/StephenKing teamed up with zombiemeister Creator/GeorgeARomero and special effects wizard Creator/TomSavini to make ''Creepshow'', an anthology {{film}} that paid homage to 1950s horror comic books like ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt'' from Creator/ECComics. It featured an all-star cast (including Creator/LeslieNielsen, Creator/EdHarris, pre-''Series/{{Cheers}}'' Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Creator/StephenKing himself) and told five stories:



** That ghoul puts the [[TalesFromTheCrypt Crypt Keeper]] to shame, particularly in Bernie Wrightson's tie-in comic adaptation.

to:

** That ghoul puts the [[TalesFromTheCrypt [[ComicBook/TalesFromTheCrypt Crypt Keeper]] to shame, particularly in Bernie Wrightson's tie-in comic adaptation.
19th Jun '17 10:59:33 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ImmuneToBullets
* IronicEcho: When [[spoiler: the now undead Harry and Becky return]] to get revenge on Richard, they repeat many of the same phrases he said to them, such as [[spoiler: "We dug a hole for you," and "don't panic!"]]

to:

* ImmuneToBullets
ImmuneToBullets: Harry and Becky each take point blank [[BoomHeadshot rounds to the head]] and barely even flinch.
* IronicEcho: When [[spoiler: the now undead Harry and Becky return]] to get revenge on Richard, they repeat many of the same phrases he said to them, such as [[spoiler: "We dug a hole for you," and "don't "Don't panic!"]]



* LargeHam / ChewingTheScenery: Creator/StephenKing had a four course ham dinner in this film.

to:

* LargeHam / ChewingTheScenery: Creator/StephenKing had a four course ham dinner in this film. With a plate of salad.



* LibationForTheDead: Bedelia does this inadvertently when she knocks over the whisky bottle at her father's grave. Immediately after that, Nathan

to:

* LibationForTheDead: Bedelia does this inadvertently when she knocks over the whisky bottle at her father's grave. Immediately after that, Nathan Nathan comes back for revenge.



* NiceGuy: Hank, the only one in the Grantham house hold to be an in-law. Unlike his wife and her sister, who are absolute snobs, he doesn't do or say anything malicious or morbid. He was naturally curious about the story involving Nathan and the only reason why he went out to the graveyard was to see if Bedelia was okay. Sylvia could qualify too as she isn't as rude or malicious as the other two in her clan.

to:

* NiceGuy: Hank, the only one in the Grantham house hold to be an in-law. Unlike his wife and her sister, brother, who are absolute snobs, he doesn't do or say anything malicious or morbid. He was naturally curious about the story involving Nathan and the only reason why he went out to the graveyard was to see if Bedelia was okay. Sylvia could qualify too as she isn't as rude or malicious as the other two in her clan.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Despite this being directed by George Romero, the zombies in this movie don't follow the classic Romero movies. Richard even tried to shoot Wentworth and Becky in the head, but it was a NoSell.

to:

* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Despite this being directed by George Romero, the zombies in this movie don't follow the classic Romero movies. Richard even tried to shoot Wentworth Harry and Becky in the head, but it was a NoSell.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Subverted, somewhat. Nathan Grantham doesn't so much come back from the dead to get revenge as he does to just get his darn cake. We say "somewhat" because [[spoiler: he settles for Sylvia's ''head''.]]

to:

* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Subverted, somewhat. Nathan Grantham doesn't so much come back from the dead to get revenge as he does to just get his darn cake. We say "somewhat" because [[spoiler: he settles for Sylvia's ''head''. Complete with icing and candles.]]



* SelfDeprecation despite this being a [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] directed movie with Zombies in it, they don't [[OurZombiesAreDifferent die from a headshot.]]

to:

* SelfDeprecation despite SelfDeprecation: Despite this being a [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] directed movie with Zombies in it, they don't [[OurZombiesAreDifferent die from a headshot.]]



* YouHaveToBelieveMe

to:

* YouHaveToBelieveMeYouHaveToBelieveMe: Dexter to Charlie. Charlie doesn't, and gets eaten.
19th Jun '17 10:41:12 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BoomHeadshot: Richard tries this on Harry and Becky. Unfortunately for him, they aren't ''that'' kind of undead.



* PsychicPowers: Psychic ''zombie'' powers, no less; used to bring a tombstone down onto Hank's head. Hank is Ed Harris, by the way. And the zombified Harry and Becky are able to manipulate devices in Richard's house with touching them.

to:

* PsychicPowers: Psychic ''zombie'' powers, no less; used to bring a tombstone down onto Hank's head. Hank is Ed Harris, by the way. And the zombified Harry and Becky are able to manipulate devices in Richard's house with without touching them.
19th Jun '17 10:31:50 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** How the movie ends: you father throws away your comic book? [[spoiler:Just straight up '''''murder him''''' with a voodoo doll! (He wasn't a good dad though, his wife will probably not miss him at all).]]
** Minor example with the father: kid tries to protest his comic book being tossed in the garbage? Slap him and order him to be quiet or ''else''.

to:

** How the movie ends: you Your father throws away your comic book? [[spoiler:Just straight up '''''murder him''''' with a voodoo doll! (He wasn't a good dad though, his wife will probably not miss him at all).]]
** Minor example with the father: kid Kid tries to protest his comic book being tossed in the garbage? Slap him and order him to be quiet or ''else''.
19th Jun '17 10:29:26 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RevenantZombie: Nathan Grantham.

to:

* RevenantZombie: Nathan Grantham. Harry and Becky are very ''soggy' versions.
19th Jun '17 10:25:35 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RevenantZombie: Nathan Grantham
* RisefromYourGrave: Again, Nathan Grantham. Oddly, it looks like he was buried without a coffin only a few feet down.

to:

* RevenantZombie: Nathan Grantham
Grantham.
* RisefromYourGrave: RiseFromYourGrave: Again, Nathan Grantham. Oddly, it looks like he was buried without a coffin only a few feet down.
19th Jun '17 10:22:31 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LibationForTheDead: Bedelia does this inadvertently when she knocks over the whisky bottle at her father's grave. Immediately after that, Nathan



* OffscreenTeleportation

to:

* OffscreenTeleportationOffscreenTeleportation: Zombie Harry and Becky pull off a ''textbook'' example of this.



* PsychicPowers: Psychic ''zombie'' powers, no less; used to bring a tombstone down onto Hank's head. Hank is Ed Harris, by the way.

to:

* PsychicPowers: Psychic ''zombie'' powers, no less; used to bring a tombstone down onto Hank's head. Hank is Ed Harris, by the way. And the zombified Harry and Becky are able to manipulate devices in Richard's house with touching them.


Added DiffLines:

* RisefromYourGrave: Again, Nathan Grantham. Oddly, it looks like he was buried without a coffin only a few feet down.
19th Jun '17 10:02:12 PM Mullane
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BackFromTheDead

to:

* BackFromTheDeadBackFromTheDead: Considering who made this, it's pretty much a given.
This list shows the last 10 events of 127. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.Creepshow