The horror story lends itself to the short story format as readily - more readily, perhaps - as it does to the novel. Hence the fact that we see more anthology films featuring horror stories than any other genre. Stephen King writes doorstop sized novels, many of which have been filmed: he has also written many short stories, and it is pleasing to note that a number of them have been collected into anthology movies. The second movie to wear the Creepshow badge (emulating the EC horror comics of the 50s) anthologises 3 short stories from the Skeleton Crew era. They are perfectly enjoyable short stories, filmed perfectly well. This is one of the better movies to adapt King's horror works, maybe because it keeps the light touch and tongue in cheek humour of the originals in mind.