Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Horrors One: Creepshow

 Creepshow (1982)
While there had been two films based on the old EC comics produced by Amicus, this was the first film to really capture the spirit of those 1950s terror tales. While the stories were originals by Stephen King, and not based on particular stories from the comics, this film was almost a dry run for HBO's popular Tales From The Crypt. It was also a refreshing break from the slasher films that dominated the era.

We also got one of the coolest movie tie-ins ever, an EC style comic written by King, illustrated by the great Berni Wrightson, and with a cover by EC's Jack Kamen!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crawling From The Crypt Again!

With Halloween right around the corner I decided to rev up the old blog again with some posts on my favorite fright films for the season. These are some of the films that we dust off every year here in the Haunt.