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!redruM

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I find this to be a great Stephen King film, paying tribute to (one of) Stephen's inspirations, 1950s comic books, Tales from the Crypt, the most obvious being payed tribute to. I enjoyed those 'animated' comic transition and comic-scenes, featured very prominently, and the acting is great! Casting Leslie Nielsen (Naked Gun, anyone?), Tom Savini, and even Steve and Joe King!

The soundtrack is alright too, but aside from these, I enjoy the whole film for its uniqueness. Go ahead. Name any movie ever released that had those classic comic book effects and stories! (See what I mean?)
 

Kingfisher

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Stephen King blurting out 'Meteor sh!t!' Is one or my favorite movie lines in history.

A close second is 'Honey, that ATM machine called me an *******!'...courtesy of Maximum Overdrive, of course.

My favorite part of the movie was the cockroach segment, don't remember the title but it was so infamously lauded in my house as a surefire way to make my mother sick. So that's why we kids loved it :dbl:
 
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skimom2

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The cockroaches creeped me out completely. I'm unreasonably horrified by them anyway, so I spent that section of the movie with my feet on the theatre seat--lol. All of the segments had their own charm :)
 

GNTLGNT

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Stephen King blurting out 'Meteor sh!t!' Is one or my favorite movie lines in history.

A close second is 'Honey, that ATM machine called me an *******!'...courtesy of Maximum Overdrive, of course.

My favorite part of the movie was the cockroach segment, don't remember the title but it was so infamously lauded in my house as a surefire way to make my mother sick. So that's why we kids loved it :dbl:
..."They're Creeping Up on You!"...
 

muskrat

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Creepshow is the best damn movie ever filmed. Forever warped my brain, for which I am forever grateful. Hard to pick a favorite segment, the whole thing fits so well together. Guess I gotta go with Adrienne Barbeau, 'just call me Billie, everyone does' The Crate.

Creepshow 2 ain't bad, thanx fer the ride. Creepshow 3 doesn't exist and don't try to convince me otherwise.
 

ALOT

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Stephen King blurting out 'Meteor sh!t!' Is one or my favorite movie lines in history.

A close second is 'Honey, that ATM machine called me an *******!'...courtesy of Maximum Overdrive, of course.

My favorite part of the movie was the cockroach segment, don't remember the title but it was so infamously lauded in my house as a surefire way to make my mother sick. So that's why we kids loved it :dbl:
I do love the bit parts and Steve's performance as Jordy. I look forward to his cameos and miss him when he's not there. Such a funny man.
 
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ALOT

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I can't pick a favorite because this whole film is really good. The special effects in this film are amazing. Back in the day there were other films that could give it a run for it's money, but not today. I despise digital special effects.

Definitely one of Kings best.
 

icarus

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I love Creepshow...and its a great collaboration between 2 horror masters in Stephen King and George A. Romero....I love the "Something to tide you Over" segement as it combines to horrible ways to die...either by been buried alive or being drowned...and this combines the two!! I love when Leslie Nielson says "Gotta hold your breath"...and at the end "I can hold my breath for a very long time!!"
I also love Stephen King as Jordy Verrill...he plays the part excellently..."Meteor ****!!!" and "Jordy Verrill You Lungkhead"
I enjoyed the Billy segments, played by Joe King, and thought the voodoo doll scene at the end is quite good, as he gets his revenge on his father who threw out his creepshow magazine
 

preciousroy

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This is one trippy movie and I really like it but not necessarily for the same reasons as others. It already looked old and poorly aged when I saw it in the 5th grade. If I had let that one viewing make up my mind forever, I would have said I didn't like it. I love to be pleasantly surprised (i.e. to find I am wrong when I thought something was going to be bad) so I gave it another chance recently. It's hard for me to categorize in my mind because "so bad it's good" seems to cheapen what it was that really made me like it. There was something more to it than just "so bad it's good." Also, the content was very good.

I loved the way the film was drawn and colored on. Subtle color changes and hues have always caught my eye and I've always thought of them as a good way to screw with the viewer's brain and make them wonder if they're really seeing it. It was also a nice length. Every time I thought the last story was over there was another one. I still find a lot of the movie ugly, mostly due to its era and the aesthetics. Some movies from back then just didn't age very well and it's all over the sets and the clothing and the hairstyles. Even the sound production was only so-so. But that somehow managed to augment the experience.

The most obvious example, I think, is the first story about the wealthy family. The editing was so slipshod you could hear the volume levelling differences between scenes and even noise in the background silence. It reminded me of when we used to record cassette tapes with collections of different songs to trade, and inbetween songs you'd hear the tape getting stopped and the grainy noise of bad recording equipment, static in silence. This also turned out to be my favorite story, and part of it was the poor way it seemed to be put together and the somewhat psychedelic oddness of it. It messed with my head and added to the experience.

I thought it would have been funny in The Crate if a half decapitated wife came back to haunt her husband telling him he couldn't even get a monster to kill her right, but the real ending was again a little odd and psychedelic. Creepy and evil.

The bubbling synthesizer effect on Ted Danson and his love interest's voices bugged the crap out of me though. I really couldn't wait for that scene to end so I never had to hear that sound again. It sounded like a digital bongrip going on forever.

I certainly wouldn't advise anyone on this forum to do anything illegal but I would say this is a great movie to watch with a girl who dances in the sky with diamonds. It may be the closest one can get to re-experiencing the film anew. It certainly changed my mind about the movie. I absolutely loved it this time.
 
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