Up 1,006 this week

Creepshow 2 (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  1 May 1987 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 14,725 users  
Reviews: 117 user | 92 critic

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.



(stories), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 10 May 2011
a list of 48 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
a list of 25 titles
created 14 Oct 2011
a list of 38 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
a list of 31 titles
created 09 Aug 2013

Related Items

Search for "Creepshow 2" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Creepshow 2 (1987)

Creepshow 2 (1987) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Creepshow 2.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Creepshow (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau
Creepshow 3 (Video 2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

This follow-up to Stephen King and George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology features five new tales of horror: "Alice", "The Radio", "Call Girl", "The Professor's Wife" & "Haunted Dog".

Directors: Ana Clavell, James Glenn Dudelson
Stars: Stephanie Pettee, Roy Abramsohn, Susan Schramm
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Cat's Eye (1985)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King
Silver Bullet (1985)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

Director: Daniel Attias
Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim
Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events.

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli
Pet Sematary (1989)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Director: Mary Lambert
Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
Cujo (1983)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Director: Lewis Teague
Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong
Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton
Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When The Curtain Goes Up, The Terror Begins! See more »


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)


$14,000,000 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (UK video)

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the segment 'Old Chief Wooden'head', the cover of the Iron Maiden's song The Trooper appears when Fatstuff is killed. See more »


When Fatso is eating chicken from his seat in his caravan, Old Chief Woodn'head shoots 3 arrows, (one into his chest, one into his left hand, and one into his head). In the head shot, the cap he is wearing is raised, making it clearly visible that the arrow head shot did not go through his head, but above it, therefore exposing the bloody makeup effect. See more »


Voice of The Creep: Well, kiddies, that was quite a price for young Sam Whitemoon to pay... eh, toupee, ehh, heh!
See more »

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 There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Creepy, But Lacking The Quality Of The First
6 October 2001 | by (Glendale, AZ) – See all my reviews

I'd have to say one of the first mistakes of Creepshow 2 is that there are only 3 stories. What was Romero & King thinking? After being served up 5 wholesome stories in the first Creepshow, I was excepting a lot more from the sequel. At least 5 or 6 stories would have been perfect. Of course this would have made the budget a little bigger and we can't have that, now can we?

In any case, Creepshow 2 offers 3 stories named "Old Chief Woodenhead", "The Hitchhiker" & "The Raft". We start with Old Chief Woodenhead which centers around some punk Indian boys who rob a convenience store owner and kills him. What the boys aren't aware of is the wooden Indian statue outside the store. This thing comes to life to take revenge for the old man. The story is pretty lame. Yes, this is fictional horror, but this is ridiculous. There's nothing in the story that tells us WHY or HOW this statue comes to life. Did someone sprinkle pixie dust on it? Was it possessed by the old man? What gives?

The second story, which seems to be everyones favorite, is "The Raft".

This was one of the creepiest tales I've ever seen. Even both versions of the Blob didn't creep me out as much. I think the key element that makes this story work in the music and sound effects. It's extremely creepy and keeps you senses on the edge as you wait to see what happens next. The story focuses on four teenagers who travel way, way out to a secluded lake to take a swim onto a bolted raft. The story never says WHY they would travel this far just for a swim in this lake. Apparently is was a favorite place of choice at one time. In the opening scene you seen them driving along a deserted road, so you know they aren't no where near any civilization. Once they get there, they strip down to their swim suits and head out to the raft, unaware of the black, stringy oil slick that's moving slowing toward them. This thing is HUGE, and I'm curious as to how deep the oil slick travels downward, as we are only shown the top of the water. As you can guess, this thing is alive and hungry. What happens next is pretty gruesome. Nuff said.

The final story is called, "The Hitchhiker" and it's about a prostitute that cheats on her boyfriend and then travels home, but accidently hits a Hitchhiker on the way. Not wanting to stop because the boyfriend may find out she's been cheating or she may end up in jail for murder, she flees the scene only to encounter the Hitchhiker again and again and again. This story is pretty gruesome as you watch her run the Hitchhiker over and over again. Each times she sees him again, all the blood, broken bones, and disfigurement can be seen It's a bit funny at times as he continues to ask her for a ride every time she drives into him. The story isn't bad, but it's nothing special either. The ending it pretty much what you would expect.

Overall, Creepshow 2 is a good rental. I'd say rent Creepshow and Creepshow 2, but watch the second one first and then view the much better first one. Will there every be a Creepshow 3? At this point it doesn't look good. Steven King looks like a sick man these days and Romero is working on other projects. Maybe someone else will take the reigns and run with this one. We can only hope.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Foreshadowing, Easter Eggs and possible story explanations. michaeljamesanthony83
Pinfall - The Lost Creepshow Story ivj8585
The raft zyggums
Yup, it's me Poncho aka Randy. hhammer93
Where did the oil slick come from? Any fan theories? bossdog677
Old Chief Wood'nhead Question Wolfgirl333
Discuss Creepshow 2 (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: