“Creepshow,” Season 2’s “Model Kid”

Creepshow, a horror anthology series that premiered on Shudder, may now be viewed on AMC, UTube, On Demand, and probably other venues. Now in its second season that began in April 2021, the Creepshow series may be considered an extension of the 1982 movie, and blends retro horror, animation, and live action, with each installment having two separate segments.

Plastic models of classic Universal monsters were big decades ago, and the Model Kid segment of S2/Ep1 pays tribute to this tradition with the tale of Joe, a 12-year-old boy in 1972 who is obsessed with horror monsters, building models of them and watching cheesy but wonderful flicks with titles like Gillman Meets the Mummy. I watched such titles in my day, and would still if given half a chance…

Well, it turns out that following the sad death of his indulgent mother, young Joe falls under the abusive thumb of his uncle, who trashes Joe’s monster collection…but a contact with his late mother from the great beyond prompts the boy to add to his collection with the purchase of “the Victim,” which functions as a voodoo doll for him, and enables Joe to summon monsters into reality. Karma ensues for his uncle…

Ahh yes! Horror has a sublime effect on its viewers, and is well said to be the most fun you can have being scared.” And do check out the Creepshow series, won’t you? The Creeper will be waiting for you… 🙀

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5 Comments on ““Creepshow,” Season 2’s “Model Kid””

  1. carycomic Says:

    If memory serves, that was, more or less, the subplot of the wrap-around segment in the original movie, too.

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    • carycomic Says:

      P.S.—have you seen that latest insurance ad featuring everyone’s favorite drum-playing orangutan-looking Muppet (voiced by Frank Oz)?

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      • vulpesffb Says:

        Now see what you’ve made me do! “Animal” according to fans of “The Who” was inspired by Keith Moon, who was known for his antics. “Dr. Teeth” was a mixture of Dr. John and Elton John, while “Janice” the singer reflected a bit of Mick Jagger…


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