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Creepshow

Simon Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Released in cinemas in 1982, Creepshow is typically regarded as a minor entry in both the film output of George A. Romero and the history of adaptations of the works of Stephen King. Yet this lack of ... More


Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Walter Aaron Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041907
eISBN:
9780252050596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041907.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Spanish émigré guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero family—Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Celín, Pepe, ... More


Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More


PADRES: Latino Community Priests and Social Action

Mario T. García

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at different examples of Chicano community priests based on oral histories with three Chicano priests. They include Father Juan Romero, a diocesan priest in Los Angeles; Father ... More


The Reception of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the reception of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). Creepshow, in spite of the involvement of Romero and Tom Savini, and also Stephen King's stated desire to make a film so ... More


Confronting a Conflicted Reality

O. Ernesto Valiente

in Liberation Through Reconciliation: Jon Sobrino's Christological Spirituality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268528
eISBN:
9780823272549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268528.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter approaches Sobrino via the social reality that has dominated his life and the lives of most Salvadorans for the last thirty years: the entrenched oppression that led to the Salvadoran ... More


Shaking the Holocaust Train

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the idea that because games are objects that we touch and manipulate, sometimes their tactility matters most. It focuses on gestural interfaces, such as Wii. It argues that even ... More


A Dead New World: Richard Matheson and the Modern Zombie

Deborah Christie

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter traces the modern image of zombies back to Richard Matheson's 1954 novella, I Am Legend, and George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The chapter argues that because readers ... More


Celedonio and Angelita, the Poet and his Muse

Walter Aaron Clark

in Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041907
eISBN:
9780252050596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041907.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Celedonio was a poet of the guitar. Though he dedicated his life to the guitar, as a performer, teacher, arranger, and composer, he was also an inspired poet who often accompanied poets in concert ... More


Exploitation-Horror Cinema

Calum Waddell

in The Style of Sleaze: The American Exploitation Film, 1959-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409254
eISBN:
9781474449625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409254.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

An introduction to what the book defines as exploitation-horror – tracing the term back to Robin Wood and discussing how the style of this demarcation might be seen to hold similar aesthetic and ... More


‘Consumed out of the good land’: George A. Romero's horror of the 1970s

Linnie Blake

in The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075933
eISBN:
9781781700914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075933.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a discussion of John Winthrop, Governor of New England, who delivered a rousing sermon entitled A Model of Christian Charity. Winthrop outlined the hopes and fears of the ... More


The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright

Simon Brown

in Devil’s Advocates: Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an interview of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). When Stephen King and Romero announced in 1982 that they were working together to produce a horror film with ... More


Telegrams of Terror: The Making of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the making of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The idea for Creepshow arose from a discussion between Stephen King, Romero, and Romero's producer Richard P. Rubenstein that ... More


The Short (and Bloody) History of EC

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the history of the EC comics that inspired George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). The origins of EC can be traced to the beginnings of the American comic book at the start of the ... More


Nasty Things to Nasty People: Creepshow’s Moral Universe

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the influence of EC horror comics on George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). Despite Romero and Stephen King openly acknowledging the influence of EC, it was not their intention ... More


Tales from The Crate: Creepshow, EC and ‘Comic Book Style’

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982) integrates EC's comic book visual style. At the same time as Romero and Stephen King were building upon EC's moral themes by introducing ... More


A New World of Blood and Monsters: Creepshow, Gore and Violence

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates Creepshow's use of gore and horror make-up effects (HFX) as developed and practiced by Tom Savini and George A. Romero. It locates the film within the context of the cinematic ... More


The Most Fun You’ll Have Being Scared: Creepshow and Humour

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the way in which George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982) is situated within the early 1980s tradition of the horror comedy. If Creepshow did not have the level of savage violence ... More


The Legacy of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter looks at the legacy of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). It focuses on the sequels and on the Tales from the Darkside series and movie. The relative success of Romero and ... More


American Independent Horror

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the emergence of American independent horror, looking at George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). By the mid-1960s, the traditional Hollywood studio system was ... More


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