Creepshow (1982) A Classic Horror Movie
Creepshow, for those that don't know, is an all time classic 80's horror movie. The comic book feel of the movie, the great stories along with the amazing hand crafted SFX make this a must watch classic horror film. The term, "classic movie", gets thrown around a lot to describe one's favorite film for whatever personal feeling they may have for it. With that said, how can I justify my claim that Creepshow is a "classic horror movie"?
This was like an all-star team here. Of course we have the great story (stories) and fine actors and actresses. The film's ensemble cast includes Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E. G. Marshall, and Viveca Lindfors. Let's not forget about a young Ted Danson. But behind the camera was George A Romero, American filmmaker, writer, and editor. His Night of the Living Dead series of films about zombie apocalypse began with the 1968 film of the same name, and is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Romero is often described as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre and has been called the "Father of the Zombie Film" and an "icon".
Let's go a little further. Romero hired long-time effects specialist, the great Tom Savini to replicate comic-like effects. If you just asked, "Who's Tom Savini?", shame on you. Savini is a prosthetic makeup artist, actor, stunt performer and film director. He he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Next up, making this film his screenwriting debut, Stephen King, You've heard of him right? King also made his acting debut in the story "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill".
The film went on to earn$21,028,755 in the United States. It was followed by a 1987 sequel, Creepshow 2, written by Romero and based on stories by King. Not worthy of the "classic horror" title but still a good flick.
So that is my argument for Creepshow earning the "classic horror movie" title. If you are a horror fan and have not seen this yet, stop what you are doing.