George Romero and Stephen King’s Creepshow arrives before Halloween

While George Romero is remembered as the father of modern movie zombies, the director enjoyed scaring audiences in other ways. In the early ’80s, Romero teamed up with Stephen King to create Creepshow, a tribute to the kinda tales you’d read in Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror comic books. Five different tales shocked audiences with a cast that included Hal Holbrook (The Fog), Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad), Ted Danson (Cheers) and E. G. Marshall (Superman II). The movie proved to be a success in 1982. Now Creepshow: Collector’s Edition is coming out with a horrifying selection of bonus features from Scream Factory right before Halloween. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory with all the details:

“Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as an appreciation of the macabre.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

In Creepshow, masters of the macabre – 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. Available October 23rd, 2018, from Scream Factory, the Creepshow: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray features a new 4k scan of the original camera negative supervised and approved by director of photography Michael Gornick, as well as a sinister smorgasbord of brand-new bonus features, including two new audio commentaries and over 100 minutes of new interviews with cast and crew. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father’s Day cake. A meteor’s ooze makes everything … grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of an excellent cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini, and you have a non-stop, thrilling ride in Creepshow.
Creepshow Bonus Features
NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative – Color correction supervised and approved by director of photography Michael Gornick
Audio Commentary with Director George A. Romero and Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini
NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Michael Gornick
NEW Audio Commentary with composer/first assistant director John Harrison and construction co-ordinator Ed Fountain
NEW Terror and the Three Rivers – a round table discussion on the making of Creepshow with John Amplas, Tom Atkins, Tom Savini and Marty Schiff
NEW The Comic Book Look – an interview with costume designer Barbara Anderson
NEW Ripped From The Pages – an interview with animator Rick Catizone
NEW The Colors of Creepshow – a look at the restoration of Creepshow with director of photography Michael Gornick
NEW Into The Mix – an interview with sound re-recordist Chris Jenkins
NEW Mondo Macabre – A look at Mondo’s various Creepshow posters with Mondo Co-Founder Rob Jones and Mondo Gallery events planner Josh Curry
NEW Collecting Creepshow – a look at some of the original props and collectibles from the film with collector Dave Burian
Audio Interviews with director of photography Michael Gornick, actor John Amplas, property master Bruce Alan Miller, and make-up effects assistant Darryl Ferrucci
Tom Savini’s Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the original film locations hosted by Sean Clark
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spot
Radio Spots
Still Galleries – Posters, Lobby Cards and Movie Stills
Still Galleries – Behind the Scenes photos

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