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Poster for "Creepshow" (Laurel Show / Warner Bros., 1982)

This Thursday (October 19) at the Mary Pickford Theater at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

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Image of a skeleton at a box office window dispensing tickets.
Poster for “Creepshow” (Laurel Show / Warner Bros., 1982)

CREEPSHOW (Laurel Show / Warner Bros., 1982). Directed by George A. Romero. Written by Stephen King. With Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Stephen King. (120 min, color, 35mm, archival print from the Copyright Collection).

Two masters of the horror genre, filmmaker George A. Romero (“Night of the Living Dead”) and author Stephen King, joined forces to make this stylish anthology film conceived as an homage to the 1950’s EC horror comics. The film consists of five creepy tales, three original pieces and two adapted by King from his own short stories (“Weeds” and “The Crate”).  The film’s visual style, including optical effects, animation, colored lighting, and painted backgrounds, effectively mimic the look and feel of the original comic books. “Creepshow” was Romero’s first mainstream work, with “name” actors, a budget far  bigger than he ever worked with, and with Warner Bros. picking the film up for distribution after its successful showing at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival market.

Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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