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.
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.
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.
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.
Call me a philistine but this one's reputation is based largely on nostalgia. Sure, it's a pleasant enough way to waste two hours but the stories themselves lack cleverness (besides The Crate which is just fabulous) and the visual flourishes grow creakier with each passing year. The performances, of course are wonderfully hammy and help to lift any narrative slack. Shamefully, I must admit that I prefer the sequel!