Synopsis: Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father's Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in a crate under the steps of a college. The final story is about an ultra-rich businessman who gets his comeuppance from cockroaches.
Director(s): George A. Romero
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

I've told you before,

I don't want you to read this crap!

I never saw such rotten crap in my life!

Where do you get this shit?

Who sells it to you?

I am talking to you, young man!

Answer me when I talk to you!

You remember who puts the bread

on the damn table around here!

Don't be too hard on him.

All the kids read them.

My boy isn't all the kids!

Do you want to know where this is going?

Right into the garbage!

You got any smart mouth about that?

I don't see how it's any worse

than the books you keep in your dresser!

The ones under your underwear.

Those sex books!

You didn't have to--

Hit him? Not only do l find out

he's reading this crap...

...but he's a little snoop as well!

lt wasn't like that!

You asked me to get your cufflinks!

lt was on Sunday!

l'll go down and close the windows

before the rain gets in.

l'll do it. l got some garbage

l want to throw away.

Daddy, please, don't throw it away.

l'm sorry.

Next time l find you with a worthless

piece of shit like this again... won't sit down for a week!

You remember that!

Tuck in.

That takes care of that.

Stan, don't you think you were

a little hard on him?

Did you see that crap?

All that horror crap. Things coming out

of crates and eating people?

Dead people coming back to life?

People turning into weeds?

-Yes, l did, but--

-Do you want him reading that stuff?

-Well, no, but--

-All right, then.

l took care of it.

That's why God made fathers, babe.

That's why God made fathers.

l hope you rot in hell!

Do you really think she'll be out?

Of course she will, Richard.

You know that.

You can set your watch by her.

Pass those scones, Cass.

You're such a hog.

You married a great hog, Henry.

But then, l suppose you know that,

don't you?

Our Cass has always had

such an extremely healthy appetite.

Who is coming out, Cass?

You mean Cass hasn't told you

about dotty old great Aunt Bedelia?

The patriarch of our clan?

lsn't she the one

who was supposed to have...?

Supposed to have murdered her father?


Bedelia is my aunt.

Which means that she is

Richard and Cass's great aunt.

Which also means

that she's older than God.

But her father, Nathan,

was even older and meaner than that.

You're all a bunch of dirty vultures...

...just waiting to get your hands

on my money!

He was hysterically jealous

of Bedelia all his life.

A complete Freudian relationship.

Then when he was about 184,

he had a stroke.

And lucky Bedelia,

she got to nurse him full-time.

Then she met a fella.

Yes, sir, a real September courtship.

September courtship!

This was October or November,

at the very latest.

He was 75!

Aunt Bedelia is...?

Never mind, my dears.

The point is Bedelia loved

her rather elderly beau...

...and her own father had him murdered!

Yarbro was the guy's name

and he supposedly died... a "hunting accident."

That's what's on the books, anyway.

For Bedelia, it was the last straw.

She bashed her father's head in

with a marble ashtray.

So rumor has it.

Well, however it happened... was good riddance

to some extremely bad rubbish.

And my lovely niece

and my handsome nephew...

...have very good reasons

for being pleased... old Nathan's death.

There was no trouble about the will.

Share and share alike.

And now...

...every Father's Day,

every single Father's Day since his death...

...for seven long years,

she returns to this house.

The "scene of the crime. "

-ls that--

-Oh, yes.

You can almost set your watch by her.

"Screech to a halt," as they say.

Do you think she really did it?

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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. more…

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