We can all agree that Creepshow is going to be forever awesome, right? The 1982 anthology which paired the writing genius of Stephen King with king of zombies George Romero was a bloody brilliant love letter to pulp magazine and EC Comics. More than that, it delivered to horror fans a fun, scary mashup of iconic horror moments. Everything from a pissed off zombie dad demanding his cake to a fucking ginormous flesh eating Sasquatch to a zillion cockroaches was brought to live in full splendor. You could (and should) argue that outside of the original Dead trilogy, Creepshow marks Romero’s high point as a director.
A new documentary from Synapse Films and Red Shirt pictures celebrates the film with a massive, “making of” documentary that looks like a real treat for fans. Just Desserts: The Making of CREEPSHOW takes a deep dive into the film, offering a ton of interviews with the principals involved, behind the scenes footage and hours of special bonus features to delve into once you finish the main feature. The film is out on blu ray and DVD July 16th, and here’s what you can expect:
The Never Before Told Story Behind the 80s Horror Classic Comes to Blu-ray This July with JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW” from
Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures!
For years, fans have been clamoring for the definite word on the making
of George A. Romero’s classic 1982 horror anthology CREEPSHOW, the first
of his many big screen collaborations with best-selling novelist Stephen
King. Now 34 years later, Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures join
forces to bring this terrifyingly entertaining story to life in JUST
DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW”, a special edition Blu-ray release
documenting one of the greatest horror films ever made!
In 1982, Author Stephen King, and Director George A. Romero collaborated
on a feature-film tribute to the popular, and often controversial, EC
comics of the 1950s. Told through five terrifying tales of terror,
CREEPSHOW was a hit with critics and audiences alike, and has become a
venerated horror classic over the past three decades since its release.
With an all-star cast, and featuring gruesome and groundbreaking
creature and make-up effects by genre legend Tom Savini, CREEPSHOW
stands as a horrific and often hilarious tribute to the stories that
helped influence (and corrupt) a generation of writers and filmmakers,
and now the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can
finally be told!
JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW” is filled with rare
behind-the-scenes footage, photographs and other exciting memorabilia.
Featuring over a dozen interviews, including George A. Romero, Tom
Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, Tom Atkins and many others, this
Special Edition Blu-ray also contains hours of additional supplemental
materials. These are the terrifying stories behind the film that
promised you, “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have BEING SCARED!”
– Audio Commentary with Director & Editor Michael Felsher
– Audio Commentary featuring interviews with Actor John Amplas, Property
Master Bruce Alan Miller, and Make-Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
– Creepshow Days – An interview with Director of Photography Director
– Extended Interview Segments with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, and
– Behind The Screams – A compilation of on-set video footage from Tom
– Horror’s Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
– Scream Greats Volume One: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects with
Optional Audio Commentary with Tom Savini
– Vintage 1982 Evening Magazine Segment shot on the set of the film,
featuring rare cast & crew interviews
– Behind-The-Scenes of CREEPSHOW Photo Gallery