Watching: Creepshow

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Watching this King/Romero production for the umpteenth time and never noticed before how heavily they depend on Mario Bava style lighting.  It’s kind of clever, I’ll have to ask King or Romero someday, but I suspect it was an ode to classic horror and a desire to make the move seem comic-booky, which usually fails, but works really well with Creepshow.  Ang Lee attempted this same comic style format with Hulk, but it didn’t work nearly as well.