Although I haven't been struck down with anything that big just yet, I am hardly what one would call a picture of great health at the moment. I have had a niggling toothache for a couple of weeks now that I know is going to get out of hand pretty soon, but it's a big fat molar and I just don't want to deal with it right now. I have also had a variety of sniffles and coughs, none of which have been enough to knock me over but they have been tremendously annoying, and then to top it all off last night I could not get to sleep because I have developed a stabbing pain in my left side that travels around my body to become a dull ache in my back - kidneys anyone? Who knows, but I am seriously over all of this un-wellness bullshit.
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and I am looking forward to brighter days and better health, which I am expecting immediately. I am really annoyed about being sick because I have been behaving so bloody healthily and this is what I get in return, bits dropping me off me left and right! I quit smoking, I do yoga every day of the week, I eat like a saint and look at me, no better than that corpse from Tales From the Crypt! How is that fair?
Nope, I'm done with it, I expect to feel like a million very soon, and I won't settle for anything less!
Release Date: 1982
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 120 mins
A black-comedy horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, Creepshow is a homage to the EC and DC comic books of the 1950's and the stories are tied together with brief animated sequences that are generated to look like comic book tales.
There is a collection of short and grisly tales to sink your teeth into, all macabre and rife with bad '80's effects and sound effects which really makes for some quality retro horror viewing. I was absolutely hooked on the Creepshow series as a teen and watched the first and second instalments many, many times. There was even a third effort, released in 2007, that had no involvement from Romero or King, and is not worthy of anyone's time.
Many other short horror story series were spawned from the success of Creepshow including a string of Tales from the Darkside and Tales from the Crypt episodes, which are worth a viewing, but for the original retro feel, you just can't go past the terrifically funny and darkly disturbing original Creepshow offering.
FINAL SAY: Short tales of retro horror.
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