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Creepshow (1982) 4K Restoration

Opens on January 28

Director: George A. Romero Run Time: 120 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Carrie Nye, Fritz Weaver, Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States
Language: English

This week only, celebrate 40th anniversary screenings of Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case, George A. Romero’s Creepshow, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, and John Carpenter’s The Thing.

About the film:

Two macabre masters—writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero—conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ’50s horror comics.

About the filmmaker:

A pioneer of zombie horror, George A. Romero helmed the “Living Dead” films, including his groundbreaking debut feature Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Survival of the Dead (2009), which screened at TIFF and competed for the top prize at Berlin. His other projects include The Crazies (1973), Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), Two Evil Eyes (1990) with Dario Argento, and his long lost unreleased 1973 film The Amusement Park, which screened at the Film Center in 2019. Celebrating his legacy, Romero’s wife founded the George A. Romero Foundation in 2018 to continue championing independent horror filmmaking and preserving and documenting the genre’s history.

Creepshow is written by Stephen King (making his screenwriting debut) with special effects by Romero’s regular collaborator, industry legend Tom Savini.

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