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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 Legacy of Creepshow

The Legacy of Creepshow

(p.91) Conclusion: The Legacy of Creepshow

Simon Brown

Liverpool University Press

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 Stephen King's film was sufficient to lead Richard P. Rubenstein, along with United Film Distributors (UFD) and Warner Bros, to suggest a sequel. It was also good enough for Rubenstein, on behalf of Laurel Productions Inc., to plan a spin-off TV series, which in order to get around Warner Bros' part ownership of Creepshow was renamed Tales from the Darkside. The pilot episode, written by Romero and directed by Bob Balaban, first aired in the US in October of 1983 and the series was picked up by Paramount, beginning in earnest in September of 1984, and running for four seasons until July of 1988.

Keywords:   George A. Romero, Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, Stephen King, Richard P. Rubenstein, sequels, spin-off TV series

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