The comic book loving boy in the Framing Device that is punished for having a horror comic is played by Joe Hill, who grew up to write some creepy comics of his own, and once said in an interview that he doesn't allow his kid to read his comics.
The film's CryptkeeperExpy, 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.
Even funnier is when you realize that not only did the Cryptkeeper get changed to being a corpse similar to the Creep in the film, but the fact that the Creep himself gets changed from being a corpse-like creature to a human being that has a dungeon-like home (seen in one of the animated sequences in the film) in the film's sequel. So, the Cryptkeeper started human (as seen in the original film adaptation) and then became a corpse, while the Creep started off as a corpse and became a human. And even more ironic is the fact that for the upcoming TV series, the Creep has been reverted back to being a corpse-like creature.
Now hold on: a movie directed by George A. Romero that features a man by the name of Henry in a dreadful marriage who murders his wife? Is this Creepshow or is it Bruiser?
Ho Yay: Dexter and Henry, according to the documentary Just Desserts
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.
King supposedly played the role because nobody could both nail the requisite amount of goofiness and actually also play a convincing enough hick.
Anyone who remembers Leslie Nielsen from his comedy work would be surprised at how chilling his character in Something To Tide You Over is.
Complete Monster: Lester M. Barclay, from "Times is Tough in Musky Holler", is the former mayor of the eponymous Musky Holler city. After a Zombie Apocalypse plagued the world, Lester came into Musky Holler offering his aide to the townsfolk. As soon as he was elected mayor, he used his power in office to overthrow and kill his predecessor, along with anyone else who challenged him. During his time as mayor, Lester had his followers spread propaganda about his laws, sanctioned his police force to rape and murder as they pleased, and imprisoned anyone who spoke out against him. Lester also created a sadistic, publicized game called "Live Pie", where a group of civilians would slowly be swarmed by zombies headfirst with no way of defending themselves.