Admittedly, Creepshow is schlocky and over-the-top but between that and the overstylized and its Bavaesque look I love it. Creepshow also has a great cast and I find myself quoting it frequently. I know this is going to sound messed up, but Creepshow makes me very happy and I watch it every Father's Day.
"Father's Day" and "Something to Tide You Over" are my favourites. Maybe because they introduce living dead creatures "à la Romero". "The Crate" and "The Lonesome Death of Jordi Verrill" are more anecdotical according to me. Recommended.
Pulpy homage to E.C Comics' horror comics from the 1950s manage to bring some of the atmosphere that I got when I read the short comics with it's revenge-themed of "they had it coming to them" morale stories. Stephen King surprises in his best on-screen appearance ever as an redneck idiot farmer in one of the five short stories, but the best stories are with Leslie Nielsen and Hal Halbrook.
A great fun silly schelppy schlock of a horror show, episodic in its nature in a way that serves the film well. The stories are strange and spiky in a way that's true to the horror comics it pays homage to.
There isn't enough goofy Stephen King in this world, that's for sure.
This film does take a while to find it's groove. The first two stories are way too campy and ridiculous to work as either horror or comedy. But, by the third story, it manages to find to find the proper mixture of style, scares and entertainment. It's not quite as good as I remember it being, but it has enough going for it to be a memorable experience and a fun tribute to the golden age of horror comics.