Die unheimlich verrückte Geisterstunde (1982)

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Die unheimlich verrückte Geisterstunde: Directed by George A. Romero. With Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen. An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

“This movie is divided in five stories, conducted by a leading segment where the stressed father of a boy that loves horror comic books throws his Creepshow magazine in the garbage. The wind changes the pages and discloses the tales listed below.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Fatheru0026#39;s Dayu0026quot; – While waiting Aunt Bedelia (Viveca Lindfors) for a dinner party, the greedy family recalls that she killed her own father seven years ago. Now her undead father returns from the grave as a zombie expecting to eat his cake. This segment is weak, and it is curious to see Ed Harris performing a minor role. (6).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrillu0026quot; – The redneck farmer Jordy Verrill (Stephen King) finds a meteor in his property in Castle Rock County and dreams on selling it for the local university and raising a large amount. However he is affected by the meteor and strange weeds grow-up on his body. This segment is the silliest and the greatest curiosity is Stephen King performing the lonely farmer. (5).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Something to Tide you Overu0026quot; – Harry Wentworth (Ted Danson) is forced by the revengeful Richard Vickers (Leslie Nielsen), who is the former husband of his woman Becky Vickers (Gaylen Ross), to go to Comfort Point beach and to bury himself in the sand. Then he brings a television and a VCR to show Becky buried in the same conditions. With the high tide, their heads are submerged for the pleasure of the insane Richard. However, on the next night, he is visited by a couple of zombie lovers. This dark and claustrophobic segment is the scariest one and the only flaw is the lack of previous development of the characters. (9).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;The Crateu0026quot; – When the janitor of a university finds a crate hidden below the stairs, he reports his findings to Professor Dexter Stanley (Fritz Weaver). They open the container and soon Dexter finds that there is a hunger creature inside that devours the janitor and another scientist. When the disturbed Dexter tells to his colleague and friend Henry Northrup (Hal Holbrook) what happened, Henry sees the chance to get rid of his bitch wife Wilma Northrup (Adrienne Barbeau). This segment is the funniest, and the situations of Henry imagining killing Wilma are hilarious. (8).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Theyu0026#39;re Creeping up on You!u0026quot; – The mean and selfish Upson Pratt (E.G. Marshall) lives in an expensive bug-proof penthouse and treats his employees like garbage. During a blackout, his fancy apartment is infested by coach roaches driving Pratt to a tragic end. This gruesome tale is simple but nasty, with many coach roaches. (7).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe lead segment ends with the boy using a voodoo doll to provoke pain in his father.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is the third time that I watch these entertaining horror tales, now on DVD. I only regret that there are no sequels of these great stories. My vote is seven.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTitle (Brazil): u0026quot;Creepshowu0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNote: On 27 Aug 2020, I saw this film again.”


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