31 Monsters in 31 Days: Creepshow

I’ve written about George Romero and Stephen King’s 1982 ode to EC Comics during 365 Days of the Dead (which you can read here), focusing obviously on the zombie segments. But as mentioned in that earlier post “The Crate” remains my favorite story of the bunch. The black humor is bracing, Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau are fantastic (kudos to Romero for getting his name actors to take this material seriously), and it also happens to be pretty damn scary. For which, of course, we have Fluffy to thank.

Thanks to his well-deserved reputation as a master of splatter, it’s easy to overlook Tom Savini’s accomplishments with other effects. Yet Fluffy’s an amazing creation, and coupled with the creature from his TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE episode “Inside the Closet” makes for a pair of unforgettable ’80s monsters.

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