Trivia / Creepshow

  • All There in the Manual: The original short story of "The Crate" points out that "Fluffy" wasn't found in the north arctic, but rather what would come to be known as the Antarctic region (as the term "Antarctica" didn't exist in 1834, when the crate was shipped to Horlicks). So the monster in the crate was somehow captured almost 100 years before the 1930 Miskatonic University Expedition, one presumes.
  • Defictionalization: An actual Creepshow comic was made adapting the movie's stories, although they were presented in a different order than they were in the film (and included scenes that didn't make the final cut of the movie).
  • Playing Against Type: Those old enough to follow Leslie Nielsen's work would know he has done serious roles in the past and find no surprise that he puts on a genuinely scary performance. Those who only knew him in his comedy on the other hand are genuinely frightened that such a funny guy like him could be so malicious.
  • Recurring Element: The marble ashtray prominently used to kill Nathan Grantham in the first segment shows up somewhere in the other segments as well. In The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill it's next to the cash box at the Department of Meteors. Something to Tide You Over has it on the nightstand next to Richard's bed. It's on the writing desk where Henry writes the letter to Wilma in The Crate. Upson Pratt uses it as a soap dish in They're Creeping Up On You. It also appears in the end portion of the framing story on Billy's desk when he first starts stabbing the voodoo doll.
  • Referenced by...: The crate monster's crate has made cameo appearances in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and The Walking Dead. That thing really gets around!