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Two giants of the horror genre — George A. Romero and Stephen King — teamed up for this five-part cinematic tribute to the notorious EC horror comics of the 1950s.
Two giants of the horror genre — George Romero and Stephen King — teamed up for this cinematic tribute to the notorious EC horror comics of the 1950s. In these five terrifying tales linked through comic-book intro sequences, a domineering dad returns from the grave to claim his Father's Day cake; a backwoods yokel (played by King) finds a meteorite leaking a sinister green space ooze; a vengeful husband (Leslie Nielsen) engineers a nasty revenge against his wife's lover (Ted Danson); a meek professor (Hal Holbrook) unleashes a ferocious beast against his shrewish wife (Adrienne Barbeau); and a clean-freak millionaire (E.G. Marshall) comes up against an army of creepy-crawlies in his sterile penthouse. "Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as with an appreciation of the macabre" (Roger Ebert).