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Posted on June 21, 2015

Creepshow (1982) and “Father’s Day” Celebrate Patriarchy


In celebration of Father’s Day I thought it best to take a look at the horror film that canonized the day best. “Father’s Day” is one of five short stories included in in the film Creepshow (1982). From the minds of George A. Romero and Stephen King, Creepshow pays homage to the EC horror comics of the 1950s while working out the 1980s challenges to patriarchy. Due to the primacy of the father and obviously the name of the story I will focus on “Father’s Day” and then critique the film’s treatment of the leading representations of patriarchy.

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