Creepshow
 


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TICKET PRICE:

$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+

 

 

Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime


House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

 
Creepshow
Friday - Sunday, October 16 - 18
Starring Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen & Adrienne Barbeau

 

From the minds of George A. Romero and Stephen King, this anthology film tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

 

George A. Romero is, of course, known for his 'Living Dead' films, and redefining the zombie horror film genre.  Still, Creepshow is the only Romero film to open up at number one at the weekend box-office.

 

Despite that success, Warner Brothers' strategy for opening the film was unique. Instead of opening the film wide during the lucrative summer season, the studio gave it a four-week trial run at several Boston-area theatres in July 1982. After it did great business, the studio ended the trial, and prepared for a wider release in November. Their thinking was that a bizarre, R-rated horror film's best position was as close as possible to Halloween. A pre-October 31st release was a non-starter, though, since it would have had to compete with Halloween III: Season of the Witch. WB forecast, correctly, that the Michael Myers'-less third Halloween movie would burn out quickly, and leave the horror field open for this movie to do impressive business, which it did.

 

In a possible homage to John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) set in the Antarctic, the crate discovered in the third segment has "Ship to Julie Carpenter from Arctic Expedition".

 

When filming his scenes in the 'Something to Tide You Over' segment, Leslie Nielsen was all business. But he also had a fart machine in his pocket during the shooting. He would let it go off during rehearsals, and just before Director Romero would call "Action!", causing Ted Danson and the crew to crack up with laughter.

 

Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17   7:30pm

Sunday, October 18  4:00pm

 

1982 Rated 'R' No one under 17 admitted without accompanying parent or guardian | Runtime 2 hours