Creepshow is one of my all-time favorite ’80s horror flicks, for a number of reasons. The movie was a love letter to the old EC horror comics. It was the brainchild of Stephen King and George Romero. And as I wrote about last year, it features one of the greatest soundtracks of all time. And the fact that Father’s Day is this weekend gives me another great reason to revisit this classic, because the opening tale in this anthology is a little gem named after the holiday itself.
Father’s Day features a family of rich, entitled douchebags who meet their demise at the rotting hands of the family patriarch, who was an even worse person then them when he was among the living. The story stars a young Ed Harris (for a little while, anyway), but the real star is Tom Savini’s creature design and effects.
The same year the movie came out, a comic adaptation was published, featuring interior art by the late Bernie Wrightson. You can see the comic version of “Father’s Day” in the video below, which also has the soundtrack from the movie version edited into it.
As expected, Wrightson’s artwork does a fantastic job of conveying the horror, but you should really watch the movie to get the full effect. So this Father’s Day, grab some cake and watch Creepshow with your pop. Compared to the dads in this movie, chances are yours will look like a superhero.