I have fond memories of Creepshow from my youth, when I was first discovering horror films. Written by Stephen King, directed by George A Romero, with special effects by Tom Savini, and starring well-known actors like Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Ted Danson, Ed Harris and Hal Holbrook - it has a great pedigree.
It is a portmanteau film, taking a horror comic as the device that links the individual stories. The horror comic theme is carried through in the visual style too, with use of bright colours, panel-style graphics, dramatic camera angles and zoom shots.
However, as the film progresses, the segments seem to get longer, and the campy comic style is used much less. By the time it gets to the fifth story ("They're Creeping Up On You!") it feels like a segment from a completely different film, with a different visual style and use of real cockroaches instead of zombies and monsters.
"The Crate" is the segment I had remembered best. It has campy humour and a frightening creature, and great atmosphere. But this time I felt it was over-long and dragged a bit in the middle.
Having said all that, Creepshow is still a classic 80s horror movie, which doesn't take itself too seriously, and is a lot of fun to watch. 3/5