It’s been four decades in the making, but The Creep is coming.
Creepshow–the horror-comedy anthology classic from a couple of guys named George A. Romero and Stephen King–turns 40 this year, and NECA is celebrating with a brand-new action figure of The Creep. Check out the preview image–courtesy of screenrant.com–on this page.
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As part of its Monster Mayhem promotion, NECA is planning to roll out the ghoulish figure later this year. No specific details or accessories have yet been revealed, but with the film’s 40th anniversary taking place in November, collectors can hope the figure will hit stores in time for Halloween. Stay tuned.
Creepshow–directed by Romero from a screenplay by King–premiered in 1982 and boasted an impressive ensemble cast that included Hal Halbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, E.G. Marshall and King himself.
The film–an homage to the EC horror comics of the 1950s–consisted of five short stories, with The Creep acting as host. In the original film, The Creep–filmed with practical effects and animation–appeared as a robed and hooded skeletal figure with long white hair.
Creepshow–which earned $21 million on an $8-million budget–spawned Creepshow 2 (written by Romero) and Creepshow 3 (without involvement from either Romero or King).
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