This is really three shorter movies, bound together by a fourth tale in which the other three stories are read. The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from Hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw, and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.Written by
During a scene in "Lot 249", Dawn of the Dead (1978) can be heard playing from the TV. Its writer/director, 'George A. Romero', wrote the screenplay for the segment "Cat From Hell". See more »
In preparing to cook Timmy, Betty remarks that she could never do long division and asks aloud how much is 75 divided by 12. When Timmy answers and asks why, she indicates that she is trying to determine his cooking time. But if she is, she must MULTIPLY 75 by 12. (The answer is 900, or 15 hours.) See more »
[the gargoyle has Preston in a corner outside the bar]
No! No, please! Please, don't!
Your life in exchange for a promise.
You got it!
If I let you go, you must swear you'll never say you saw me, never say you heard me speak, never tell anyone how I look, never repeat what I've said. A promise... forever.
You gotta be kidding.
[the monster raises its claws; growls]
Cross your heart?
[the monster deeply scratches Preston's chest, then disappears]
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Okay, not officially, but basically this Romero/King joint effort is a successor to their Creepshow movies as much as a movie-length version of the TV series Tales from the Darkside. Maybe they avoided calling it Creepshow 3 due to the poor take from the second movie? Regardless, while the framing device is merely adequate, all three of the stories are chilling enough. The first two stories are in the fine old EC Comics/Creepshow tradition of bad people getting their comeuppance in memorable style. The third is a rather touching romance, all things considered. The best segment is probably the first, with performances from Christian Slater doing his best Jack Nicolson impression, and cult-fave Steve Buscemi as a murderous grad student. But it's all pretty enjoyable if you like that kind of thing.
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