Retro Picture Show presents CREEPSHOW followed by Mario Bava's BLACK SABBATH. Both screening on 35mm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY on Friday, April 7, 2017.
CREEPSHOW (1982) [35th Anniversary Screening]
[Description from back of VHS] Imagine what happens when old man Grantham drops in on a family Father’s Day celebration… after several years safely tucked away in his grave.
Consider a meteor that leaks out high-octane plant food and starts everything growing – including your skin.
Join a diabolical beach party with live entertainment – until the tide comes in. Or peek into a crate that hides a man-sized appetite. Or spend the evening with Mr. Pratt, who has an absolute horror of bugs – and is about to find out why.
Five ghoulishly clever stories, each told in the lurid comic-book style of famed ‘50s EC titles like “Tales from the Crypt” – that’s what “Creepshow” has in store for you. It’s a virtuoso exercise in frightfulness, topped off with the gallows humor that nostalgia buffs will recognize as an EC trademark. You’ll even see framing illustrations by Jack Kamen, an EC regular from the heyday of horror comics. (US, 1982, 120 mins, Dir. George A. Romero, 35mm)
Mario Bava’s BLACK SABBATH (1963) [American Version]
[Description from original AIP poster] A story that goes beyond the boundaries of the supernatural to the half-world of the living dead. Where a woman’s soul inhabits a fly’s body, where vengeance is only a voice and where vampires suck only the blood of those they love the dearest. (Italy, 1963, 92 mins, Dir. Mario Bava, 35mm)