Thursday, May 12, 2011
Stephen King Month: Creepshow (1982)
Overall Creepshow is still fun to watch, though, thanks to Romero's visual playfulness. I love the way he tints the whole screen a lurid red or green or blue to represent moments of extreme terror or torment. And he uses split-screens to replicate comic-book panels in a fun, cheeky way. If King had adapted his style more fully to the movie's influences, it might have been a truly inspired homage instead of just a fun time-waster.
How far to Castle Rock: King's Jordy Verrill (who turns into a plant) lives five miles outside Castle Rock, according to a sign at the edge of his property.