Director – Michael Felsher (Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead II)
Starring – George A. Romero (Flight of the Spruce Goose), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), and Tom Atkins (Creepshow)
Release Date – 2007
Rating – 4/5
Blu Release – 4.5/5
Some movies stick with you your entire life. I can remember the first time I watched Night of the Living Deadand Savini’s Night of the Living Dead. I remember when my mom forced me and my little sister to watch Evil Deadand Evil Dead II before she was committed. When I hit high school my horror obsession was in full swing. Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpseswas just released and no store near me had copies of it available. I turned to ebay and found it dirt cheap. I grabbed a copy and checked out the seller’s other wares where I found Creepshow.
This was one I had always wanted to see so I fired the gun and ordered a copy of that one as well. I enjoyed House of 1000 Corpses butCreepshow was the real find. I watched it at least 20 times that month. A few months back my friends over at Synapse released the documentary Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow on DVD and Bluray. They were kind enough to send a copy my way. Thanks guys!
**Spoiler Alert**This documentary begins with a little back story on George A. Romero and Stephen King before jumping to when the two first met with an interest in collaborating on another King story. Through a series of events this did not come to pass but they were able to collaborate on a comic based film in the same tune as the classic EC comics. We then go into all the details of what it took to bring the film to live.**Spoiler Alert**
I love watching a good documentary. I love even more when the documentary is about something I love. I am an avid documentary watcher. I am always browsing Netflix for random documentaries. I’ve watched documentaries on Earthworms, sex changes, lip balm, and so many more. These are always fun and informative but nothing is like watching a documentary on a horror movie. Well, the only exception is a documentary on a serial killer.
The interviews in this one are first hand accounts from the people that were behind the project and were very involved in the film. We get some great interviews with director George A. Romero, make-up effects master Tom Savini, and many more. I was a little bummed by how the documentary lacked Stephen King. His segment is one of the more memorable segments in the film and his insight into the making of this film would have been fantastic.
This documentary is put together flawlessly. It moves from segment to segment while going over the different aspects of what it took to pull the segment off. This was a great transition from topic to topic and really pulled the viewer in.
Finally, This documentary is edited and shot very well. The editing is very tight and moves from subject to subject while delivering rare, never before seen behind the scene videos and photos. Overall, Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow is a must for any fan. It is very informative and gives the viewers a lot of backstory on a horror classic. Check it out!
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