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Simon Brown

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325918

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.001.0001

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The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright

The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright

(p.7) Introduction: The Two Bearded Behemoths of Fright
(p.3) Devil’s Advocates

Simon Brown

Liverpool University Press

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 the no-nonsense scary title Creepshow, the news was met by horror film fans with excitement but also a certain amount of trepidation. Both Romero and King were hitting their stride as masters of their respective mediums. Creepshow saw King and Romero collaborating as equals, which as far as the author was concerned, made this a very different and much more exciting prospect compared to the previous adaptations of his novels. While Romero and King, described by Fangoria as ‘two bearded behemoths of fright’, would spend much of their later careers promising horror fans that they would work together again, Creepshow was to be their sole collaboration as director and writer.

Keywords:   George A. Romero, Creepshow, Stephen King, horror film, adaptations, horror novels, horror fans

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