Creepshow is a graphic novella published by Penguin imprint Plume in July 1982, based on the movie Creepshow (also from 1982). The movie, directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, consists of five short films, two of which are based on earlier prose stories by King, while the remaining three were written specifically for the movie. The book's interior art is by Bernie Wrightson with Michele Wrightson, with a cover by Jack Kamen.
The comic book, like the movie, consists of five short stories. These are:
There is no introduction or afterword of any kind, although on the back cover it states "Stephen King conjures up five jolting tales of horror." The short stories "Weeds" and "The Crate" have never been collected in a King book and both remain uncollected.
Originally written as a screenplay by King in 1982, the film was originally considered a sleeper hit at the box office bringing in over $21 million domestically and has grown with a cult following. Directed by George A. Romero (of "Night of the Living Dead" fame) and starring a high-powered ensemble cast, including Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall, Fritz Weaver, Carrie Nye, and Ed Harris. King himself also has a cameo appearance, as does his son, Joe Hill, as the boy being punished by his parents for reading horror comic books on Halloween night.
Immediately following the film, King developed the graphic novel version of "Creepshow," which contained the five stories illustrated in comic book form by legendary artist, Bernie Wrightson.