Creepshow would be far better if it were about half an hour shorter. There are five stories, plus the frame tale of the kid and his Tales From the Crypt knock-off, and it seems like they’re all too long to be effective shorts, and too short to be effective films. Trick ‘r Treat, Vault of Horror, et al — all of them are around an hour and a half, and any of the individual tales hits and splits.
Creepshow‘s a little too enthused with itself as a whole, and seems to delight in just dragging out every story until the bitter end. Especially the second tale, “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” which is a little too tongue-in-cheek. I’m all for hicks and things from outer space, but it’s so cornpone, the folks playing the Baldknobbers at Silver Dollar City would be offended.
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