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Creepshow by Stephen King
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Feb 18, 2012

really liked it

I'm a horror geek, and have been for decades now. When Creepshow came out, it was at just the right time to push alot of my darkest buttons. This adaptation being illustrated by Bernie Wrightson was an absolute master stroke, since there are few current artists who do ghosties and ghoulies as much credit as he does. The Jack Kamen cover was a nice touch, too. (Neither artist worked on the comic shown in the movie, if memory serves.)
Sadly, a good deal of the art herein looks a bit rushed. Wrightson clearly saves his best work for the monsters, and they benefit from it. The only story that looks all around not so great is 'They're Creeping Up On You,' which honestly didn't give him alot to play with anyway. The best is my favourite story from the movie, as well: 'The Crate.' In this story (just slightly different from the way it's presented in the flick), he even manages to make one of the characters look like the actor who played him!
If you're a horror fan, you should get a kick out of this book. If you're a Creepshow fanatic, there's no reason you shouldn't already have it. If you're just a comic fan...you may want to skip it. But if you're a Wrightson completist, it won't be a dark spot in your collection!
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