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Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982)

Country: USA

Director: George A. Romero

Main Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Stephen King

Storyline: A number of stories of horror from a 1950’s comic book.

MV5BODIxNTUwMzYwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTU3MDcxMQ@@__V1_SX214_AL_Review (Spoils): Five tales of horror from a 1950’s comic book come to life on the big screen. The first story is “Father’s Day” which tells the tale of a grumpy rich father who was murdered by being smashed in the head with a marble ashtray. He rises from the dead demanding for his Father’s Day cake. He gets his revenge even after death. This one has some gore.

The second story is the tale of “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”. This brings Stephen King on the screen as a hillbilly lonesome man who comes across a fallen meteor. He gets some green glowing stuff on his hands and he slowly starts to become a plant like creature.

The third story is “Something to Tide you Over” which brings a man Leslie Nielsen tormenting a woman and another man with video of them one by one buried to their heads in sands and slowly drowning. This leads to some salt water zombies having their revenge on the Leslie Nielsen.

The forth story is “The Crate” which is a tale of murder and science. A scientist wants to murder his drunk and annoying wife (Adrienne Barbeau) so he lures her to a special crate which contains a ape like creature.

The final tale is “They’re Creeping up on You” which deals with a ruthless boss who has a phobia over bugs. This leads to a massive bug fest at his place and a gory finish.

Rating: This is a classic and there are not too many short story horror films that match this one. The cover is a classic that is very memorable to my childhood and the stories and mostly memorable. They tried hard to match it with sequels but the first one is still the best.

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8/10 Beers!

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The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980)

Country:  USA

Director:  John Carpenter

Main Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook

Storyline:  A small fishing town Antonio Bay built over a leper colony is being haunted by ghosts of the sea.

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Review (Spoils): Simple plot for this one. We have a small town that is being haunted by their past and the dead rise from the water wanting what is theirs.We have the mother and daughter duo (Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis) working together again in this film for John Carpenter. They did a great job and the action is pretty fast pace. Now this is not award winning when it comes to gore or true scares but the mood of the scenery and the fog itself is what moves the movie. The effects of the ghost zombies is well done even if the film itself can feel like a made for TV film. The only low point of the film is once again we fall on the weakness of faith with a priest (Hal Holbrook) which I find can be over done when it comes to horror films.

Rating:  Overall the film is not terrible but it is not amazing either. John Carpenter gave us something good enough to make a remake out of it later on but it does not hold strength like Halloween. Yeah for pirates!

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6/10 Beers!

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