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Creepshow 2 (1987)

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 ...
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The Creep (prologue)
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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")
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Frank Salsedo ...
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David Holbrook ...
Fatso Gribbens (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
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Andy Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
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Mr. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead") (as Deane Smith)
Shirley Sonderegger ...
Mrs. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,584,077, 3 May 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Cisco Kid episode everyone is watching in the first segment "Old Chief Wooden Head" was titled "Convict Story" See more »

Goofs

When "Old Chief Woodn'head" applies the war paint to his face, his fingers bend revealing that they are actually foam rubber. See more »

Quotes

Randy: [after making it ashore] I... beat... you. Whatever you are. I beat you!
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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 »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Summer Water Sports
18 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

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This movie shows you that you don't need a lot of money to make a quality scary movie. The movie's star always faded predicated on the weakest story coming first. While it features the best actors of the group, it is the least scary. The best story is in the middle, The Raft, which is downright creepy with pop out scares I will not ruin for you. If you put this on and think of turning it off, like many people did, you will miss two great stories. The Raft features a group of nameless young actors who do surprisingly well at making the gross out scares work. There is this thing that looks like an oil slick in the middle of the lake. This mistaken appearance leads to the first horrific death. Be warned, this one is much more gory than the original with the exception of that thing in the crate that rips Barbeau's face off. The Raft story works because the creature is so clever, it uses many tricks to feed upon these kids. You think it only has one means of attack, brace yourself, it is much smarter than these poor young people. It features popcorn erupting surprises including one, at the very end, that produced a rare theater wide scream in unison; this is always the mark of a great scare. The first story about a sweet old couple robbed by a gang of toughs headed by a Native American immensely proud of his long flowing hair discovers that the guardian Native American chief statue has a fondness for this couple which he demonstrates by hunting the gang down one by one.

For me, the last story is a close second, like the final story in the original Creepshow, "They Creep Up On You," it is filled with dark as pitch humor that still is, forgive me, drop dead funny. A philandering wife, played well by Lois Chiles, is on her way back from her rendezvous with her boy toy. She pays a little too much attention to her worries about being caught by hubby and rams a hitchhiker full speed. When she examines him, he appears quite dead, the rest of the segment is his haunting her with hilarious signs like: Thanks for the Ride Lady and, my personal favorite, You Killed Me. The story plays with the audience, is he really there? Is she going crazy? I won't spoil it for you, it does let you know at the very end. Again, like The Raft, it is full of pop out scares; please, don't eat during this one. Just when she thinks she is safe, he pops out on her, all smashed to crap, looking progressively worse and worse until she reaches her imagined safety of home. The second and third stories are why I own this movie. The first one is the weakest, which killed it at the box office. The weakest in the original Creepshow, the Stephen King comic farmer story, is second and was proceeded by the scary Father's Day.

What will surprise you is how a low budget movie, which spends all of its actor money on the first story, actually achieves the best scares with the young obscure actors in the second Raft story. Chiles was a bit actress in Moonraker and Death On The Nile; she is quite talented but hardly an A list actress. If you don't like the first story you can do what we couldn't, skip it. It has a couple of scares but we all know what is going to happen. It works like one of the popular Friday The 13th stories of the time; the chief is a stand in for Jason or Freddy. This movie is singular in showing you that writing, not budget, is what makes a good scary movie. The Raft was ripped off later in other movies but you will see that the original cannot be beaten. The young actors were the surprise along with Chiles who shows you the good actress she always was. Take my advice, turn off the lights when you come to the final two segments, and, trust me, finish eating before you get to these last two ones. A Surprisingly Good Low Budget Horror Movie. Q.E.D.


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