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Creepshow Paperback – August 1, 1982


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (August 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452253802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452253803
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

Customer Reviews

If you're a Stephen King fan, this comic is a must have!
Donna Dauenhauer
You will wince at each hair-raising climax of each gruesome tale as shown in full color and every stomach-churning little detail!
Banshee
I love, love, loved the movie, but only like the comic adaptation.
Chadwick H. Saxelid

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dale Renton-Magill on February 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a comic book version of the screenplay based on Stephen King stories. The drawing and story included in the book hold true to the movie and the plots of the different stories included. King's love of the macabre and unusual twists comes through even in the abbreviated version of these stories.
If you like the movie, then this book is a must have for any King fan.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chadwick H. Saxelid on May 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
I love, love, loved the movie, but only like the comic adaptation. The artwork could have been a lot better, considering the immense talent of the person doing the drawing. The stories still have kick though, they are from Stephen King after all. Fans of King, Romero, Wrightson or gruesome comics will find plenty to enjoy here. Recommended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A 9-year old reader on January 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
The creepshow comic book came in the mail today. I didn't quite know if it was really it because I only ordered it last Saturday.
I wasn't disappointed at all. You can see how they try to make the characters in the movie look the same as in the comic book. The art work was good. The first one was Father's Day which was exactly like the movie in every way. The second story was the Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill which could have been a little bit better. The other stories were good especially
Something to Tide You Over which I thought was a bit funny.
GET IT!!!!!!It's a great paperback...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By nancy@blkhawk.net on December 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
If you like horror comics and anything by Stephen King, then you will LOVE "Creepshow". This book ties in with the movie and it's some of Kings best work. Wrote in the best "Tales From the Crypt" style, its a rollercoaster ride of terror and laughs. "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" is one of my faves, both in the book and the movie.(Steve King is a GREAT actor, isn't he?)The illusrations are by the brilliant comic artist, Bernie Wrightson and when paired with King's flair for the macabre, well; you can't go wrong. So buy it, buy it, buy it! You won't regret it. (FYI: Stephen King's son, Owen was the boy who got even with his dad for throwing away his comic book, in the movie. heehee, everyone needs a good voodoo doll!)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
I read this book when I was in second grade. I watched the movie when I was 4. I don't remember much of the movie. I only remember from the movie the wrap-around stories, 'Father's Day', 'The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril' (Weeds), and 'The Crate'. But, those memories were great! I just wish I could find a copy of the book somewhere. This is going to be my last resort, because my mom doesn't like me ordering books online (she's the one with the credit card!!). I hope all of the people who read this review find a copy of the book 'Creepshow', because it is one of Stephen King's rarest books ever sold. I can't even find it at used bookstores! Here is some short details of the short stories in this book: Father's Day: 4 years after the death of an old man waiting for his Father's Day cake from his daughter (I want my caaaaaake!), he returns from the grave for his cake. And he gets it! The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verril: A New Hampshire farmer finds a meteor in his backyard that has an alien vegetative being that grows on any thing it touches. Here is the alien's thoughts form the original story, Weeds: Jordy-food A fine planet. A wet planet. A ripe planet. Cleaves Mills-food The weeds began to grow toward town. The Crate: A college professor finds a hungry being in a crate, and takes it home to his cheating wife... Something to Tide You Over: A TV star drowns his wife who cheated on him and her new boyfriend (played by Ted Danson in the movie) and tapes their deaths. The next day, they are gone. Instead, THEY find HIM! They're Creeping Up on You: A clean freak's apartment is infested by cockroaches; mayhem ensues... Thank you for listening to my review!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
Some of Stephen King's material has kept me up at nights, both while reading it and lying in bed listening to the walls creak. However, the movies based on his books never seem to generate the passionate fear that his books do. I attribute this to the fact that less imagination is required in the movies, which means that there is less suspension of reality. This book is a set of cartoons based on the movie of the same name by George A. Romero.

The cartoons plus dialog is not scary, and while the artwork is good, it cannot be described as spectacular. My favorite story is "The Crate", where a monster was somehow captured in an expedition to the Arctic a half century earlier. The idea that it somehow lay dormant all that time was absurd, but the interesting part to me was the shrewish wife of a college professor. As an academic, the (exaggerated) subplot of academic politics running throughout the story kept my interest.

If you are a Stephen King fan, you will probably find the cartoons of interest. However, King is one of those people whose ideas are best savored in written form, where the scary details can be up close and personal. That takes away some of the force of the stories.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
I just saw the movie on the weekend, and the comic book rendition is a lot more fun. These small comics are fast paced, giving the stories a lot more punch. And, besides, only in the book do we get The Creep!
If you can enjoy gross out horror tales, this one is for you.
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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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