As a fan of horror anthologies – whether they be films or TV shows – I’ve been so pleased to see the format come back into favor in the current decade. If I had to pick an all-time favorite though, it would probably be 1982’s Creepshow.
Directed by the late, great horror legend George Romero, and written by the equally great Stephen King, Creepshow tells five tales of terror, involving everything from ancient monsters to vengeful zombies to alien plants.
Sadly, Creepshow has always gotten the short shrift when it comes to home video releases, at least in America. Way back in the early days of DVD, the film was released on a barebones flipper disc. This type of shabby treatment continued on Blu-Ray.
Now, at long last, Creepshow is set to get the royal Blu-Ray treatment from the good folks at Scream Factory. The Collector’s Edition release hits shelves on October 23, but if you order from their site directly, you get it two weeks early and with exclusive art pieces.
Extras and specs for Scream Factory’s Creepshow release are still in process, but the company assures fans that they’re working on a whole bunch of them, as well as a brand new transfer of the film. I can’t wait to see it again, for the first time.