Creepshow [In-Person Only]

This event took place May 1 - May 5, 2024

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 NWFF Member

George A. Romero


Join horror historian, former NWFF Publicity Director, and now published Romero researcher Adam Hart for a brief talk on Romero’s work before the May 4 at 7pm show!

After the presentation and film, we invite the die-hard Romero-heads to stick around with us for a further Q&A, check out Adam’s new book Raising the Dead: The Work of George A. Romero, and hang out. (If you miss him, he’ll be at Grand Illusion the following night for another Romero screening!)


(George A. Romero, US, 1982, 120 min, in English)

Creatures! Corpses!! Comic books!!!

In 1982, two horror legends joined forces to make an endlessly entertaining tribute to the horror comics of their youth. Written by Stephen King (his first screenplay!) and directed by George A. Romero (fresh off of Dawn of the Dead and Knightriders), Creepshow assembles five shorts into a splashily colorful, hugely stylish package in which petulant cadavers DEMAND revenge on the living, ancient Arctic monsters terrorize the hallowed halls of academia, and meteors unleash mossy plagues. A cult classic that only grows more beloved by the year, Creepshow is truly the most fun you’ll ever have BEING SCARED!

Synopsis: Adam Hart. Stills ©WBEI.

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!

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NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

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Adam will also be speaking at the Grand Illusion Cinema's screening of THE CRAZIES, Sunday, May 5th! Here's a roundup of regional Romero events:

April 26–27 | DAWN OF THE DEAD at Tacoma's Grand Cinema

Long heralded as one of the greatest, most influential horror films of all time, the classic cinematic shocker has been one of the most requested theatrical revival titles from fright fans the world over for the last 30+ years. Unlike other cinematic favorites, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978) is still not available on any streaming platform, nor on cable, and has been out-of-print on DVD and BluRay in the U.S. for over a decade, so the hunger to watch it just keeps growing among its ravenous fans. Furthermore, the cult following for the film has grown exponentially since its release and is so large now it is estimated that over 80% of Dawn of the Dead‘s fans have never experienced this legendary epic in a theatre.

A comic apocalypse that has come to maul the becalmed ’70s. I think it’s going to be the biggest cult blockbuster of all time.” – Tom Allen, Village Voice

May 5 at 7pm | THE CRAZIES at Grand Illusion with Adam Hart

Join us as we welcome horror historian, former Northwest Film Forum Publicity Director, and published Romero researcher Adam Hart for a special screening of George A. Romero’s The Crazies!

When a military plane crashes in Evans City, Pennsylvania, a mysterious toxin seeps into the water supply, turning the small-town residents into big-time killers. The biological weapon, codenamed “Trixie,” leaves its victims either dead or psychologically deranged. Vietnam vet David and his pregnant girlfriend Judy must escape the military-enforced quarantine, the crazed townsfolk and a band of rednecks to get to safety. Five years after Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero crafted another powerful allegory about government cover-ups and conspiracies in the shadow of Watergate and several high-profile environmental disasters.

Adam Hart will provide a brief intro before the film and a Q&A after. You will also be able to check out his new book Raising the Dead: The Work of George A. Romero and hang out and chat about all things Romero following the presentation. (Mr. Hart will also be at NWFF the night before for a screening of Creepshow.)

Essentially a dry-run for his masterpiece Dawn of the Dead, George Romero’s The Crazies shows the same horrified nihilism and superb filmmaking skills that he seemed to have to burn in the ’70s.Empire

May 10–12 | DAWN OF THE DEAD at Grand Illusion

A restoration of George A. Romero’s masterpiece for the 45th anniversary of its North American premiere!

As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead. In Pennsylvania, radio station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend Francine (Gaylen Ross) escape in the station helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members (Ken Foree & Scott H. Reiniger). The group retreats to the haven of an enclosed shopping mall to make what could be humanity’s last stand. Featuring groundbreaking special effects by Tom Savini and music by Goblin. Part of the G.I.’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Series!

Please note: Per the booking agreement with the distributor, free admission and guest passes aren’t accepted for these screenings.

Undoubtedly the zombie movie to end ’em all.” David Pirie, Time Out

One of the best horror films ever made.” Roger Ebert

As a blend of horror, action, tension, and humour, it stands in a class of its own.” Almar Haflidason, BBC

About the book:

Raising the Dead, published earlier this year, is a dive into Romero’s extraordinary body of work and the personal history preserved in University of Pittsburgh’s George A. Romero Archival Collection. While he may have been pigeonholed by the success of his iconic zombie movies, Romero continued to write prolifically in whatever mode he pleased; he refused to let the caprice of the film industry dictate where he should direct his imaginative energy. This book celebrates the remarkable range of Romero’s interests, as it moves between unfilmed scripts – an all-Black sequel to Night of the Living Dead, sasquatch sagas, more Stephen King collabs, and a “space rock sci-fi musical,” for starters – and familiar classics.

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