Creepshow 2 (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  1 May 1987 (USA)
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Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Domenick John ...
Billy (prologue)
Philip Dore ...
Curly (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Maltby Napoleon ...
Indian #1 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Tyrone Tonto ...
Indian #2 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Frank Salsedo ...
David Holbrook ...
Dan Kamin ...
Dean Smith ...
Mr. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead") (as Deane Smith)
Shirley Sonderegger ...
Mrs. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Paul Satterfield ...


"Creepshow 2" is divided into three stories, conducted by a leading segment where a boy that loves the horror comic book Creepshow buys seeds of carnivorous plant and is bullied by four teenagers. Meanwhile the Creep tells the tales of Creepshow: (1) "Old Chief Wood'nhead" - The elders Ray (George Kennedy) and Martha Spruce (Dorothy Lamour) have lived their whole life and raised their family with their small store in an Arizona town. Now the town is economically decadent and Ray gives credit to his costumers including the Indians of Ben Whitemoon's tribe. When Ray is repairing the wooden statue of an old chief in the front door, Ben (Frank Salsedo) arrives and asks him to keep the jewels of his tribe as a guarantee for their debts. However, Ben's nephew Sam (Holt McCallany) unexpectedly arrives with two other punks to steal Ray, and he kills the elders. They expect to travel to Hollywood, but the Old Chief Wood'nhead will not let them go. (2) "The Raft" - The teenagers Deke (Paul ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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3 blood curdling tales of horror! See more »


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Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)


$14,000,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Actor David Holbrook appears in the segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead". His father, Hal Holbrook starred in the original feature film, Creepshow (1982) (segment "The Crate"). See more »


When the 'oil slick monster' just misses Laverne, you can see a crew member under the raft (probably operating the mechanical special effect) See more »


Sam Whitemoon: [to Martha Spruce at gunpoint] His old man bought my buddy here a Firebird man. A fuckin' Firebird that's gonna fly us all to Hollywood, USA!
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Crazy Credits

.After the credits are over the following text appears: "Juvinile delinquency is the product of pent up frustrations, stored up resentments and bottled up fears, it is not the product of cartoons and captions, but the comics are a handy, obvious, and uncomplicated scapegoat. If the adults who crusade against them would only get steamed up over much basic causes of delinquency as parental ignorance, indifference, and cruelty. they might discover that comic books are no more then a menace than "Treasure Island" or "Jack the giant killer" Colliers magazine 1949 See more »


Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #5-6 (2015) See more »

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User Reviews

Creepshow 2 takes the scary route, instead of the first one's tongue-in-cheek tone. Not a mistake.
2 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As sequels go, quite good. The three (Not five, budgetary reason) tales are fun (and surprisingly scary). The acting is okay, including a few good performances. The tales, which I will now rate, all have gore, fun, and scares. The first segment: "Old Chief Wooden-head" is an old-fashion revenge story. It has a slow and mysterious build, but with enough action to keep things interesting. Acting-wise this episode does okay, nothing too great, but pretty good. The effects in this episode are a little wooden (no pun intended) but capture the essence of the menacing but slow-moving monsters of 50s media. The second episode, "The Raft" Again, okay acting but nothing great. But the blob monster ranges from looking real enough to looking kinda horrible (mostly in the earlier shots). Stephen King was at least somewhat right when he described the monster as an "old rug". Despite that, this episode still dishes out some good scares and creepy gore. The third installment is the scariest one. Good acting, scary scenes, and scary gore. In all Creepshow 2 is worthy (but not equal to) the original.

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