Creepshow is a 1982 American horror comedy anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, making this film his screenwriting debut. The film's ensemble cast includes Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E. G. Marshall, and Viveca Lindfors as well as King himself. The film was primarily shot on location in Pittsburgh and its suburbs, including Monroeville, where Romero leased an old boys academy (Penn Hall) to build extensive sets for the film.


Billy Hopkins, a young boy, gets disciplined by his abusive father Stan for reading Creepshow, a horror comic. Not wanting his son to be exposed to the comic's content, Stan throws it in the garbage. As Billy sits upstairs, wishing that his father rots in Hell, he hears a sound at the window.

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    contentLocation Pittsburgh
    director George A. Romero
    editor George A. Romero Michael Spolan Pasquale Buba Paul Hirsch
    genre action animation comedy horror science fiction
    keywords abusive father affair alien anesthetic annoy ape arctic assault bank loan beach house best friend biology bite mark blow out bodybuilding bootleg bug spray build bury business mogul cardiac arrest charles atlas closed-circuit television closed-circuit tv camera clothe coach gun cockroach cocktail comic book comic book based on the film contract killing cook corporate takeover cove creepshow discover disturb domineer draw drown dump electric locks electronic lock embarrass emotional abuse emotionally abusive end even exterminator extortion extraterrestrial life fantasy sequence fatal heart attack father\'s day flee food processor fraud freeze-frame shot fumigation gather graduate student handyman headstone heart attack hell howard hughes hunting accident in hell insecticide isolated janitor jocularity kill laugh matriarch matriarchy meteorite millionaire minstrel minstrel show morning murder murder-for-hire mysophobia on the beach open secret orange juice overbearing father pain panic room penthouse apartment pest control present day quarry read record revenant rolling blackout rum-running rush sale seaweed security system severed head sleeping pill social gathering spinster stormy night stroke submerge suffer suicide surveillance camera surveillance cameras terraform terraforming tv camera vcr vegetation video camera vodka voodoo doll wash weather forecast whiskey whisky x-ray specs yell young boy
    musicBy John Harrison
    producer Richard P. Rubinstein
    productionCompany United Film Distribution Company
    publisher Warner Bros. Pictures
    recordedAt New Jersey Pittsburgh
    theme anthology comedy horror ghost horror comedy monster movie science fiction horror