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YMMV: Creepshow

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Jordy's dead father appearing in the mirror and telling him not to get in the bathtub.
    • It Makes Sense in Context: Water will only make the plant grow faster, and its Jordy's subconsciousness' last-ditch effort to try and stop him.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The soundtrack is often unfairly overlooked, but it is fantastic.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The comic book loving boy in the Framing Device is played by Joe Hill, who grew up to write some creepy comics of his own.
    • The film's Cryptkeeper Expy, the Creep, is portrayed as a decaying corpse, as opposed to the Cryptkeeper of the comics who was just a somewhat ugly though living human. When Tales from the Crypt was made into a TV series at the end of the 80s, the Cryptkeeper would in fact be redesigned as an undead corpse similar to how the Creep looked.
  • Ho Yay: Dexter and Henry, according to the documentary Just Desserts
  • * Inferred Holocaust: The ending of "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill".
  • Jerkass Woobie: Bedelia may not be the nicest person in the world, but if you lived under the monster that was Nathan Grantham, you'd be a bit of a jerk, too.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Upson Pratt's joy at driving a business rival to suicide.
    • Nathan Grantham crosses it by having Bedlia's fiancÚ Yarbro, her chance for happiness away from him, killed so he could keep her under his thumb.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "BEDELIA! WHERE'S...MY...CAKE? IT'S FATHER'S DAY! I...WANT...MY...CAKE! BEDELIA, YOU BITCH, WHERE'S MY CAKE?!?" No viewer will mourn Nathan Gratham.
    • Which in fact lead F.K.U. to write the song "Bedelia-Back for Cake."
  • Narm Charm: I CAN HOLD MY BREATH FOR A LOOOOOOOOOONG TIME!!
  • Nightmare Retardant: The scene at the end of Something To Tide You Over is actually genuinely unnerving, with Leslie Nielsen still remaining scary even when being threatened. And then you see him buried in the sand, and...well, see the above Narm Charm quote.
    • The bug-eyed expression on Nielsen's face in freeze-frame (coupled with the music score going silly) doesn't help.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Pratt seems to be Howard Hughes' evil twin.
  • Recycled: The Series: Tales from the Darkside is the Spiritual Successor. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is considered to be the "real" Part Three, since the film that is actually called Creepshow 3 had none of the same people involved.
    • And eventually, Creepshow's chief inspiration was revived as a TV series, maybe even thanks to this movie.
  • Retraux
  • Sequelitis: The second movie flopped a bit when it only had three stories as opposed to five, while the 2006 unofficial threequel didn't involve King or Romero whatsoever. Rumours are flying around that there's going to be another Creepshow, but only time will tell.
  • The Woobie: Poor Jordy has no idea what he's gotten himself into. At least his luck finally comes in to save him from a Fate Worse Than Death.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Stephen King as a goofy farmer. And it works.
    • King supposedly played the role because nobody could both nail the requisite amount of goofiness and actually also play a convincing enough hick.