Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Captain's Library: CREEPSHOW "Something to Tide You Over"

It's not often Stephen King writes a comic book!
But when he does...
...you'd want someone the caliber of Berni Wrightson to illustrate it!
This little terror-tale was adapted from the 1982 anthology CreepShow (scripted by Stephen King and directed by George Romero) for a graphic novel also written by King and illustrated by Berni Wrightson.
The movie version of this particular tale starred Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson & Gaylen Ross.
The flick is an homage to EC Comics horror line and features many lighting and optical effects mimicking comic book graphics (a common practice now, but ground-breaking in '82).
While the graphic novel adapts all the stories in the movie, it leaves out the framing sequence involving a little boy (played by King's son, Joe Hill), a copy of a CreepShow comic book, and the kid's disapproving father.

Oddly, no network or cable/satellite channel is showing it over the Halloween weekend, but you can catch it on DVD or Blu-Ray.

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