Thursday, October 16, 2014
JFD234: Creepshow, Creepshow 2, Creepshow 3
Schlocktober continues this week with our tribute to the (mostly) classic horror anthology, Creepshow!
Up first, George Romero directs a series of creepy tales penned by Stephen King in the original Creepshow from 1982. In this entry we get tales of zombies, human weeds, water logged lovers, razor-toothed apes and killer cockroaches with the acting talents of Tom Atkins, Ed Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver and E. G. Marshall.
Then, five years later in 1987 New World Pictures continued the horror with Creepshow 2. This time directing credit goes to Michael Gornick with three more stories from Stephen King featuring revenge-seeking wooden Indians, killer oil slicks and persistent hitchhikers. Featuring performances from Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Paul Satterfield and Lois Chiles.
Finally, and inexplicably, Creepshow returned (in name only) in 2006 with a new entry attempting, Creepshow 3 to cash in on the fans' love of the first two flicks. This time around we get some sub-par tales of evil remote controls, supernatural radios, killer hookers, mail order brides and haunted hot dogs. Ana Clavell and James Dudelson helm this ripoff with performances from Roy Abramsohn, AJ Bowen, Camille Lacey and Kris Allen.
All this plus witty banter between friends, Twinkie talk, a discussion on what exactly "boba" is, the formation of the JFD band The Shadmocks, nerd news about glam rock icons trying to act, smelly vinyl records, upcoming DVD and blu-ray releases, a Wesley Willis song and so much more.
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