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