|Done. Can't say I'm happy about it, though.|
This blog's good buddy Maynard Morrissey from Maynard Morrissey's Horror Movie Diary sent this one to us - and knowing it was LGOOH's only entry in round eight of Project Terrible - he really went for blood.
Creepshow III (Taurus Entertainment Company, 2006) I saw Creepshow in the theater in 1982. I saw Creepshow 2 in the theater in 1987. I saw something that said it was Creepshow III in my home in 2012. Let's start off by noting the change in numeric style - already a bad sign. If it's Creepshow 2 then it should be Creepshow 3. If instead you call it Creepshow III you weren't paying attention. Do you get a sense where this is going? Well, then, I won't take up too much of your time. We start off with some weird Flash-style computer animation which does not work well compared to the cel animation used in the first two movies. Then there are five stories in this anthology. They have a good moment or two dotted in among them. None of them are anywhere near as good as the weakest story in the previous two movies, which in my opinion is Old Chief Wood'nhead from Part 2. The movie is very low budget, the acting ranges from tolerable to bad, and the effects go from fairly good practical stuff (for the money) to chintzy CGI. Had they called this movie Tales from the Limbic Region or Five Stories to Die For it would have been a meh movie and we'd be done talking.
|I like this makeup. I hate the movie.|
But no. Somehow, these clowns got ahold of the Creepshow franchise title and had the incredibly bad idea of putting the Creepshow name on this thing. There's no Creep, there's no comic book framing devices, there's no Tom Savini cameo. Because they force the issue, this movie is then held to the Creepshow yardstick - and it fails. Epic fails. They should be ashamed - trying to ride the coattails of the franchise to success. This is as misbegotten an in-name-only sequel as The Hidden II.
Wow. Glad you watched that one for me, buddy. Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!