DescriptionThis book consists of 5 stories comprising a total of 424 individual comic strip panels.
- The Crate
- Father's Day
- The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
- Something to Tide You Over
- They're Creeping Up On You
DescriptionThere is something alive after 134 years in The Crate from an Arctic expedition. It's really a monster of such ferocity that it's just like a cartoon... A cartoon with a deadly appetite! Well it's widely known that "Tasmanian devil's" can not take a joke, especially when they were captured and locked away since June 19, 1834. Mike Latimer, and Charlie Gereson both found out the hard way and were killed and eaten by the creature.
Henry Northrup decides to use the creature to get rid of his meddling wife, so leaves a note asking for her to come to the University, then leads her to the crate where she is devoured by the creature. Henry cleans up and disposes of the crate and creature into Ryder's Quarry
Published1979, Jul - Gallery (Text version of the story)
1981 - Fantasy Annual III
1981 - The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural. King also wrote the introduction to this anthology.
1982 - Creepshow (Cartoon version of the story)
1985 - Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural
|Carpenter, Julia||A name of the side of the Crate|
|Gereson, Charlie||He was told about the crate by Dexter Stanley, and when he went to investigate it he was killed by the creature|
|Latimer, Mike||A janitor at Horlocks University. He found the crate, aand told Dexter Stanley about it. Killed by the creature when the crate was opened|
|Northrup, Henry||Husband of Wilma and friend of Dexter Stanley. When he realised what the creature in the crate could do, he wrote a letter and got his wife to come to the crate, where she was murdered by the creature. He cleaned up the area and disposed of the crate and its contents in Ryders Quarry|
|Northrup, Wilma (Billie)||Wife of Henry. She drinks too much, and makes a real pest of herself. She is sent a note by Henry that leads her to the crate where the hungry creature is waiting to kill her|
|Stanley, Dexter||He was a good friend of Henry Northrup, and was told about the crate and it''s contents by Mike Latimer. He told Henry Northrup about the creature and was drugged while Henry used it to dispose of his wife|
DescriptionNathan Grantham arranged for his daughter Bedelia's fiancee to meet with an unfortunate accident. After he suffered a stroke, Bedelia was left to care for him, but his constant demanding ways soon caused Bedelia to crack and kill him with an ashtray.
One fathers day Nathan returned from the dead to join his family, and murdered Bedelia.
Published1982 - Creepshow
|?, Hank||Husband of Cassandra. Killed when the grave of Nathan Grantham falls on him|
|?, Henry||Aunt Sylvia calls Hank, husband of Cassandra, Henry all the time|
|Danvers, Mrs||The cook in the Grantham house. Killed by Nathan Grantham when he came back from the dead|
|God||Mentioned in passing|
|Grantham, Bedelia||She killed her demanding father on Fathers day, but was found not guilty. She comes to visit his grave each year on fathers day. This year she is in for a surprise when she is killed by the corpse of her father who has returned from the dead|
|Grantham, Cassandra||Wife of Hank, sister of Richard Grantham|
|Grantham, Miriam Ann||Name on a family grave|
|Grantham, Nathan||Father of Bedelia and Richard. Evil and demanding man who is killed by Bedelia, but gets his revenge on fathers day when he returns from the dead and kills a number of people, including Bedelia|
|Grantham, Richard||Brother of Cassandra and son of Nathan. He was at the Grantham house when his father returned from the dead|
|Grantham, Sylvia||She told the story about Bedelia killing her father. She was killed by Nathan Grantham when her head was ripped from her body and served to Richard and Cassandra on a plate|
|Yarbro, Peter Richard||Fiancee of Bedelia that was shot and killed on orders of Nathan Grantham while on a hunting trip|
The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
DescriptionJordy is a simple minded man who's life is changed for the worse when he touches a meteor that lands on his farm outside Castle Rock. He slowly turns into a walking weed.
Published1976, May - Cavailer (as "Weeds")
1979, April - Nugget (as "Weeds")
1982 - Creepshow (as the comic strip "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
|Bilkmore, Mr||Jordy''s Banker|
|Brother Melvin||Helper of the Reverend White on the TV show Jordy Watched|
|Geeson, Dr. Richard||Doctor of Jordy Verrill - came from Castle Rock. He was on holidays when Jordy called|
|Higgins, Dr. Peter V||Took Dr Geeson''s calls while he was on holidays. Came from Castle Rock|
|Verrill, Anita||Mother of Jordy|
|Verrill, Jordy||Unfortunate simple minded man who touches a strange meteor that lands on his farm, and turns into a walking weed! Kills himself|
|White, Reverend Fleece U||A TV evangelist from the church of the Holy Shrinking Purse on the TV show Jordy Watched|
Something to Tide You Over
DescriptionRichard Vickers finds out that his wife Becky is having an affair with Harry Wentworth. He decided to kill them both by burying them up to their neck in sand, below the high water mark. Alas nothing is as it seems and the 2 lovers die, but come back to get their revenge.
Harry and Becky return from the sea and bury Richard in the sand below the waterline, then return to the water, leaving him to die as they did.
Published1982 - Creepshow
|Vickers, Becky||Lover of Harry Wentworth and wife of Richard Vickers. Murdered by Richard|
|Vickers, Richard||Husband of Becky Vickers. He found out that his wife was cheating, then murdered her|
|Wentworth, Harry||Lover of Betty Vickers. Murdered by her husband Richard, but comes back from the dead to get revenge|
They're Creeping Up On You
DescriptionEveryone hates bugs, especially cockroaches, but Upson Pratt hates them more than almost anything. Living in his germproof apartment he tries to get away from them, but the cockroaches are after him this time, and they are serious.
Published1982 - Creepshow
|Castonmeyer, Lenore||Wife of Norman Castonmeyer|
|Castonmeyer, Norman||Husband of Lenore. He killed himself after business dealings with Upson Pratt|
|Gendron, George||Works for Upson Pratt|
|Meggs, Sergeant||Took the phone call from Upson Pratt about the bugs in his apartment|
|Parelli, ?||Brothers that are exterminators|
|Pratt, Upson||Rich man that hates bugs and germs. His apartment is taken over by cockroaches that eventually kill him|
|Reynolds, Carl||Works for Upson Pratt|
|Reynolds, Mrs||Wife of Carl|
|White, ?||Works for Upson Pratt|