Creepshow

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Creepshow is a 1982 film, split into five separate stories, with a wraparound segment where a horror comic by a little boy gets confiscated and disposed of. Through a "Grim Reaper" like character who is the comic's mascot, we are told the stories.

Directed by George A. Romero. Written by Stephen King.
The Most Fun You'll Ever Have... BEING SCARED!

Prologue[edit]

Billy, a child, has had his Creepshow comic book confiscated by his father, Stan, as well as getting smacked for backtalking his dad. Stan goes to kitchen with his wife
Stan: That takes care of that.
Stan's Wife{sighing}: Stan, do you not think you were a bit hard on him?
Stan takes a bottle of beer and pours it in a mug
Stan: You see that crap? All that horror crap? Things coming out of crates and eating people? Dead people coming back to life? People turning into weeds, for crying out loud?
Stan' Wife: Well, yes I did. But...
Stan{interrupting}: Well, do you want him reading that stuff?
Stan's Wife: Well, no. But...
Stan{brusque}: All right then! I took care of it. That's why God made fathers, babe. That's why God made fathers.
Billy [about his father] I hope you rot in Hell!

Father's Day[edit]

The Grantham family gathers every year for a reunion, a dinner on Father's Day. A man who has married into the family learns about Nathan Grantham, the former patriarch
Cassie Blaine: My aunt Bedelia was under the thumb of her father, Nathan. He was a shrewd man who built our family fortune through fraud and bootlegging. He controlled her to the point where she had no life of her own.
Sylvia Grantham: Please understand my sister has had problems. I had my doubts she would ever marry, so I was pleasantly surprised when she got to know an older gentleman named Peter Yarborough, who eventually proposed marriage to her.
Hank Blaine: So this was a May-December romance?
Richard Grantham: Ha! With Aunt Bedelia getting the reputation as the old maid, this relationship was more like August or September! Even so, she was happy, but Nathan was not. He despised the idea of a husband taking his daughter from him, so he hired a hitman to make quick work of my Uncle Peter. Nathan had him killed, in a supposed "hunting accident".
Flashback to Bedelia's husband walking through the woods hunting. A hitman with a shotgun opens fire on Peter, killing him. As this is taking place, the screen in bordered in boxes akin to a comic book

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Adaptations of works by Stephen King
  Films     The Shining (1980) · Cujo (1983) · The Dead Zone (1983) · Christine (1983) · Cat's Eye (1985) · Silver Bullet (1985) · Stand by Me (1986) · The Running Man (1987) · Tales from the
  Darkside: The Movie
(1990) · Graveyard Shift (1990) · Misery (1990) · The Lawnmower Man (1992) · Sleepwalkers (1992) · The Dark Half (1993) · Needful Things (1993) · The
  Shawshank Redemption
(1994) · Dolores Claiborne (1995) · Thinner (1996) · The Night Flier (1997) · Apt Pupil (1998) · The Green Mile (1999) · Hearts in Atlantis (2001) · Dreamcatcher 
  (2003) · Secret Window (2004) · Riding the Bullet (2004) · 1408 (2007) · The Mist (2007) · Dolan's Cadillac (2009) · A Good Marriage (2014) · Cell (2016)  
  Carrie     Carrie (1976) · The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) · Carrie (2002) · Carrie (2013)  
  Creepshow     Creepshow (1982) · Creepshow 2 (1987) · Creepshow III (2007)  
  Children of the Corn     Children of the Corn (1984) · The Final Sacrifice (1993) · Urban Harvest (1995) · The Gathering (1996) · Fields of Terror (1998) · Isaac's Return (1999) ·
  Revelation (2001) · Children of the Corn (2009) · Genesis (2011)  
  Firestarter     Firestarter (1984) · Rekindled (2002)  
  Trucks     Maximum Overdrive (1986) · Trucks (1997)  
  Pet Sematary     Pet Sematary (1989) · Pet Sematary Two (1992)  
  The Mangler     The Mangler (1995) · The Mangler 2 (2001) · *The Mangler Reborn (2005)  
  Television     Episodes     "Gramma" (1986) · "Sorry, Right Number" (1987) · "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" (1997)  
  Series     Golden Years (1991) · The Dead Zone (2002–07) · Kingdom Hospital (2004) · Haven (2010–present) · Under the Dome (2013–15) · 11.22.63 (2016)  
  Films or miniseries     It (1990) · The Tommyknockers (1993) · The Stand (1994) · The Langoliers (1995) · The Shining (1997) · Quicksilver Highway (1997) · Storm of the Century
  (1999) · Stephen King's Desperation (2006) · Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) · Bag of Bones (2011) · Big Driver (2014)  
  Salem's Lot     Salem's Lot (1979) · A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) · Salem's Lot (2004)  
  Sometimes They Come Back     Sometimes They Come Back (1991) · Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) · Sometimes They Come Back... for More
  (1998)  
  Rose Red     Rose Red (2002) · The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)  
  See also     {{Stephen King}}