Do you remember Nickelodeon’s evening talk show called Livewire? It was hosted by voice and sound effects artist, Fred Newman back in the early 80s. Thanks to Halloweenguy 1031’s YouTube Channel we can see him interview the legendary master of gore as well as creature effects, Tom Savini.
I love this piece of video history. Not only is Savini talking about Creepshow but he mentions that they are going to do a remake of the Thing. So…was Savini up for the effects on the Thing or was it always Rob Bottin?
Thanks to that great behind the scenes pic of Tom Savini and Stephen King chatting on the set of Creepshow on the site a few days ago, I got the urge to try and find the original theatrical poster for the film. This is definitely in my top ten favorite movie posters of all time…you can almost hear that fantastic score of John Harrison’s as you look at it!
A big thanks to OdysseasX over at YouTube for uploading the opening theme on YouTube and to IMP Awards for the poster scan.
As always I want to give a huge thank you to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for his continuing behind the scenes series and this time we have two masters of horror in glorious black and white. Stephen King and special effects maestro Tom Savini are chatting it up on the set of the classic George Romero helmed Creepshow.
I’m not positive but I do believe we can see behind Mr. King’s head in the mirror what looks like the “head” of E.G. Marhall as Upson Pratt from the last segment, “They’re Creeping Up On You!”.
Originally airing on Oct. 27th, 1971 this second season episode of the Night Gallery presented the viewer with two tales. A Question of Fear stars Leslie Nielsen (Creepshow) as Col. Dennis Malloy who pits his courage against the boast of of Dr. Mazi (Fritz Weaver, also of Creepshow) that he cannot stay a night alone in the good Doctor’s house where he witnessed something so horrible that his hair was turned white. If he can stay the entire evening and not perish from fright he will be awarded $15,000.
The Second portion of the episode is entitled, The Devil Is Not Mocked, and stars Francis Lederer (Lux Video Theatre) and Helmut Dantine (Hollywood Canteen). Helmut plays General von Grunn, a Nazi officer during WWII…who is confronted by an evil greater than himself.