Thursday, October 24, 2019
Halloween Watch: Creepshow (1982)
Format: Amazon Streaming
No, I'd never seen Creepshow (1982), which, I guess, horror fans find to be a straight up problem. So, I went ahead and put it on this last weekend while Jamie flew to California to see The Dug.
I like a horror anthology film! If you're not into what's going on, you just wait til the next segment. And, honestly, a lot of what folks try to build up as tension in horror but dragging things out in (poorer) horror, I just wish they'd get on with it - so short stories are a great way to go.
Turns out I'd seen all of one segment at some point back in the day on cable (the chapter with Ted Danson and Leslie Nielsen), and parts one or more others. But I don't think I knew that was + when I watched it back around 1989.
I got not much to say. It was fun. I liked the part with the crate monster best, I think. But it's a highly quotable movie that I'm not sure gets quoted. ("I want my cake!" should be a horror catch phrase. Is it one? Is it T-shirt slogan worthy?)
Anyhoo... some terrific make-up effects and some good practical and puppet FX, too.