George Romero directs this five-part horror anthology film written by Stephen King, a gruesomely affectionate homage to the E.C. Comics of the 1950s such as “Tales From the Crypt,” “The Vault of Horror” and “The Haunt of Fear.” In “Father’s Day,” the patriarch of a crime family who was murdered by his long-suffering daughter (Viveca Lindfors) comes back from the grave to claim the Father’s Day cake he never got to eat. In “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” a good-natured but dim-witted farmer (King himself) comes across a metorite that causes a plant-like organism to grow all over his body. In “Something to Tide You Over,” a wealthy cuckold (Leslie Nielsen) schemes to murder his unfaithful wife (Gaylen Ross) and her lover (Ted Danson) by burying them up to their necks on the beach below the high tide line. In “The Crate,” a box that’s been hidden under the stairs at a university for 148 years contains a lethal creature that, upon being released, proceeds to wreck havoc on the campus. The film’s final segment and showstopper, “They’re Creeping Up On You!,” features a ruthless businessman (E.G. Marshall) whose extreme fear of germs has kept him in a hermetically sealed apartment, a high-tech sanctuary that begins to crumble when he suddenly finds himself under siege by cockroaches. The segments are connected by brief animated interludes and bookended by scenes featuring a young boy (King’s own son, Joe King, who would grow up to be a respected horror novelist himself) who’s, in a bit of a meta-wink, being punished by his father for reading horror comics. In true Romero style, “Creepshow” was shot on location in Pittsburgh and in the surrounding suburb areas, with makeup maestro Tom Savini providing the various gory effects. – IFC Staff