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Influences for CREEPSHOW’s “Pipe Screams” episode

While “The Right Snuff” was a bit of a big swing for the series, going outside it’s usual realm of settings and into (cue Theremin) “Outer...SPAAACE!”, Dan Kraus’s script for PIPE SCREAMS was definitely the more traditional CREEPSHOW type storyline I grew up loving and still do to this day: those wonderfully morbid morality tales that push the limits of TWILIGHT ZONE-type anthology into a grander Guignol style and feel but never forgetting that unmissable mix of horror and dark comedy. 

Considering this was dealing with the rusty, rotting world of a dilapidated apartment building and its inhabitants with a location drearier and more rotten than the peeling wallpaper in BARTON FINK, my main visual inspiration on PIPE was Jeunet/Caro’s…

  • Creepshow
  • Creepshow 2
  • Delicatessen
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Blob
  • The Hand
  • Barton Fink