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On Halloween night, the kids decided to watch an old horror flick. And when we say old, that's all relative. For this movie was originally in theaters in 1982. That's old to them.

But watching it again (we saw it on HBO when it first came out), we had to concede. Yes, it was old. Terribly old.

The acting is atrocious. The production is worse. The special effects, such as they are, are laughable. In fact, the whole living room did a lot of laughing. We're pretty sure that's not what the producers had in mind when they put this thing together way back when.

The movie? Creepshow.

If you haven't watched something off the real high numbers lately, you might not remember that Creepshow features some fine actors. How they ended up here is anybody's guess.

Hal Holbrook. Adrienne Barbeau. Leslie Nielsen.

E.G. Marshall. Ed Harris. Ted Danson. Stephen King himself.

There they are, being eaten by Yetis and drowned in the surf. But mostly being chased around by the undead--who were moving very slow. As always.

Our considered editorial opinion: Next up, really bad Christmas movies. We don't know which is worse.

Editorial on 11/04/2019

Print Headline: Creepy movie

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