Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen. A murdered man returns from the grave demanding his Father’s Day cake and death ensues, a meteor’s space ooze causes anything and anyone that comes in contact with it to grow, a scheming vengeful husband buries his wife and her lover in sand to await death at high tide, a professor selects his nagging negative wife to become a tasty snack for a strange crated creature, and finally, a mean ole millionaire with an intense insect phobia becomes the prey of an army of cockroaches. —IMDb
Born George Andrew Romero on February 4, 1940 in New York City. Romero was passionate about filmmaking from an early age. After attending Carnegie-Mellon University, he worked in the industrial film business making commercials and shorts. In 1968, he released his first full-length feature, a horror film called Night of the Living Dead. Shot in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the low-budget film soon reached cult status. Romero subsequently turned it into a trilogy with 1978’s Dawn of the Living Dead and 1985’s Day of the Dead.
Known for mobilizing tiny budgets to create unforgettable scare flicks, Romero also directed Creepshow (1980), Martin (1978) and the TV show Tales From the Darkside (1984-1986). Though the success of his Dead trilogy afforded him bigger budgets and higher profile actors, Romero failed to attain the same level of success later in his career.
Romero is married to actress Christine Forrest. They have three children. —bio.
The first story is the most weak of the movie. The second one somehow goofy but misterious. The third one, was interesting but kinda weird at the end, still was nice to see Mr Nilsen in a different performance of what he was use to. The fourth one, along side the fifth, are my favourites just for being actually quite creepy and... disgusting. I liked the concept, and some of the effects. It was really entertaining.
My two favourite stories were 3 and 5: The third one for good suspense and a really nice interpretation by Leslie Nielsen, and the fifth one for its gruesome shock value. All of them had their moments but I really think that stories 1, 2 and 4 could definetly had been a lot better. Flawed but if you are a horror fan, check it out: Its an entertaining and clever mix of horror and comedy but definetly not for everyone.
Las historias 1,2 y 4 me parecieron poco menos que mediocres. La tercera me gustó por su toque retorcido y la convincente actuación de Leslie Nielsen en plan psicópata, pero definitivamente la parte del león se la lleva la historia final de las cucarachas; aterradora y asquerosa a más no poder.