Sunday, December 14, 2008


The buzz back in the day for this collaboration between George A. Romero and Stephen King had all of us groovy ghoulies chomping at the proverbial bit and when it finally hit the screen we weren't disappointed! Now just a little over 25 years later it comes off as being dated only by the fashion of the day. The fact it is inspired and presented in the style of the old E.C. comics works to it's advantage and while it "goes for the gross-out" as King would say rather than the big scare it still provides great entertainment with it's creepy segments. Ed Harris has a small part which is notable and King's son Joe makes his only on-screen appearance to date. The late Viveca Lindfors and E.G. Marshall both give memorable performances and special effects master Tom Savini gives a great cameo as a garbage man. Still great fun after all of these years.


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