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Creepshow 2 -- George Romero and Stephen King return to bring three stories 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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Director:
Writers:
Stephen King (stories)
George A. Romero (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 May 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When The Curtain Goes Up, The Terror Begins! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
A worthy but flawed sequel See more (110 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Domenick John ... Billy (prologue)

Tom Savini ... The Creep (prologue)

George Kennedy ... Ray Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Philip Dore ... Curly (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Kaltey Napoleon ... Indian #1 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Maltby Napoleon ... Indian #1 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Tyrone Tonto ... Indian #2 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")

Dorothy Lamour ... Martha Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Frank Salsedo ... Ben Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")

Holt McCallany ... Sam Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
David Holbrook ... Fatso Gribbens (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")

Don Harvey ... Andy Cavanaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Dan Kamin ... Old Chief Wood'nhead (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Dean Smith ... Mr. Cavanaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Shirley Sonderegger ... Mrs. Cavanaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Paul Satterfield ... Deke (segment "The Raft")
Jeremy Green ... Laverne (segment "The Raft")

Daniel Beer ... Randy (segment "The Raft")
Page Hannah ... Rachel (segment "The Raft")

Lois Chiles ... Annie Lansing (segment "The Hitchhiker")
David Beecroft ... Annie's lover (segment "The Hitchhiker")

Tom Wright ... The Hitchhiker (segment "The Hitchhiker")
Richard Parks ... George Lansing (segment "The Hitchhiker")

Stephen King ... Truck Driver (segment "The Hitchhiker")
Cheré Bryson ... Woman at accident (segment "The Hitchhiker")
Joe Silver ... The Creep (voice)
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Directed by
Michael Gornick 
 
Writing credits
Stephen King (stories)

George A. Romero (screenplay)

Lucille Fletcher  uncredited

Produced by
David Ball .... producer: Laurel Entertainment
Mitchell Galin .... associate producer: Laurel Entertainment
Richard P. Rubinstein .... executive producer: Laurel Entertainment
 
Original Music by
Les Reed 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Hart 
Tom Hurwitz 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Weatherley 
 
Casting by
Leonard Finger 
 
Production Design by
Bruce Alan Miller 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Bernard (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Eileen Sieff Stroup  (as Eileen Mae Sieff)
 
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... makeup effects
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist
Matt Marich .... lab assistant
Greg Nicotero .... makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Angela Nogaro .... makeup assistant (as Angela Nogarro)
Joanna Robinson .... makeup artist
Mike Trcic .... makeup effects
 
Production Management
Charles S. Carroll .... production manager
Ginger McGuire .... production executive
Debra Tanklow .... assistant production manager
Diane Vilagi .... production executive
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grace Prinzi .... second assistant director
Gina Randazzo .... second assistant director
Joseph Winogradoff .... first assistant director (as Joe Winogradoff)
Katarina Wittich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Steve Arnold .... assistant production designer
Lynn Berkshire .... head carpenter
Andrew Bernard .... set dresser (as Andy Bernard)
Lori Chontos .... ink and paint
Nigel Clinker .... set dresser
James C. Feng .... property master
Ed Fountain .... construction coordinator
Ron Frenz .... comic art
Eileen Garrigan .... charge scenic
Eileen Garrigan .... head scenic
Carlene Hirsch .... set dresser
Gary Kosko .... head carpenter
Beth Kuhn .... assistant production designer
Aaron Newton .... propmaker
Phil Wilson .... backgrounds
Tal Schneider .... set dresser/assistant props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Allan .... sound reader
John Stuart Bick .... assistant sound editor (as John Bick)
Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer
Glenn Freemantle .... sound effects editor
Tommy Louie .... boom operator
Jim Shields .... sound editor
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Brose .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects
Dan Frye .... lab technician
Greg Nicotero .... special effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Tom Savini .... makeup effects consultant
Chip Craig .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... opticals (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cheré Bryson .... stunts (as Chere Bryson)
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Taso N. Stavrakis .... stunt coordinator
Patricia Tallman .... stunts
Jérôme Henry Team .... stunt performer (as Jerome Henry)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Anderson .... camera operator
Peter Beal .... electrician
Peter Caslin .... generator operator
Tom Colston .... generator operator
Michael Conner .... assistant camera (as Mike Connor)
Doug Cragoe .... best boy electric
Ted Eachus .... electrician
Tom Feldman .... gaffer
Mike Frederickson .... grip
Bernie Glavin .... generator operator
Richard D. Greene .... still photographer
Michael Klimchak .... assistant camera (as Mike Klimchak)
David R. Kohn .... electrician
David R. Kohn .... lighting technician
Todd Liebler .... assistant camera
Henry Lynk .... camera operator
Nicholas Mastandrea .... key grip
Stan Obcamp .... still photographer
Frank Perl .... assistant camera
Ethan Phillips .... electrician
Scott Ramsey .... gaffer
Paul Reuter .... electrician
Kurt Rimmel .... dolly grip
Eric Swanek .... assistant camera
James B. Walsh .... grip
Peter Wiehl .... best boy
Brian Q. Kelley .... cinematography support (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Rick Catizone .... animator
Gary Hartle .... animator
Phil Wilson .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy A. Palmatier .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Peter Culverwell .... assistant editor
Cynthia Rogers .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies
Jeremiah O'Driscoll .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Harrison .... composer: original theme
Rick Wakeman .... composer: additional music "The Raft"
 
Transportation Department
P.D. Levy .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Rosemary Badgett .... production assistant
Kurt Cardello .... production assistant
Gordon Connell .... additional voice
Edward O. Darling .... supplier: BMW
Jane Davis .... production assistant
Marc Stephan Delgatto .... additional voice
Priscilla Dougherty .... assistant auditor
George Dreisch .... mechanic
Janet Elsasser .... production assistant
David Greenham .... production assistant
Gary Greer .... production assistant
Gretta Grotton .... production assistant
Sandi Kaufman .... production assistant
William Kosko .... production assistant
Jane Krive .... assistant to executive producer
Jason Late .... additional voice
Ken Marker .... production assistant
Alex Matcham .... production accountant
Rebecca Mayo .... production secretary
Charles Miller .... location manager (uncredited)
M.D. Morgan .... location manager
P.J. Morrison .... additional voice
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production secretary
Edith Nevison .... production assistant
Henry Nevison .... location manager
Ebby Nilsson .... production assistant
Brian Noody .... additional voice
William Paine .... production assistant (as Wm. 'Bud' Paine)
Rachel Rodriguez .... production assistant
Clark Ross .... coordinator
Andy Sands .... production assistant
Bruce Schonfelder .... production assistant
Loring Snyder .... production assistant
Franz Spiegel .... production assistant
Tom Spruce .... production assistant
Sherry Sullivan .... production assistant
Jeanne Talbot .... script supervisor
Christine Trcic .... production assistant
Clark Utterback .... additional voice
Mary Ann Volvonas .... assistant to producer
Rusty Warren .... production accountant
Donna Weir .... production assistant
Dean Wiseman .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Michael Berner .... special thanks
Don Buffington .... special thanks
Patrick Farrelly .... special thanks
Jack Kamen .... special thanks
Tabitha King .... special thanks
Stephanie Leonard .... special thanks
Kirby McCauley .... special thanks
Larry Mehaney .... special thanks
Art Rooney .... special thanks
Irvin Shapiro .... special thanks
Vincent D. Survinski .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2" - USA (alternative title)
"Old Chief Wood'nhead" - USA (segment title)
"The Hitch-hiker" - USA (segment title)
"The Raft" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
92 min | UK:85 min (UK video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
An early "Currently in Production" trailer re-uses the theme music from Halloween.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A display rack which Sam knocks to the floor in "Old Chief Woodn'head" keeps changing position on the floor.See more »
Quotes:
Annie Lansing:You're seeing things, BITCH!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Cisco Kid" (1950)See more »

FAQ

Why doesn't "Creepshow 2" have five stories like the original film?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A worthy but flawed sequel, 14 June 2007
Author: liveronastick from United Kingdom

Creepshow 2 was released in 1987 and was directed by George Romero's regular cinematographer Michael Gornick. Gornick, who was a late replacement for the original director FX maestro Tiom Savini, cut his directorial teeth on several episodes of Laurel's Tales From The Darkside and was a natural choice to make the film. He does a commendable job with what is clearly a modest budget and three stories that are not as engaging, gripping and frightening as those available to Romero in his original 1982 film.

Only one of the three stories has been previously published, the other two being originals devised for the film by Stephen King and scripted by Romero. The first story is called Old Chief Woodenhead and stars Hollywood veterans George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour. It concerns a wooden storefront statue of an old Indian chief that comes to life to avenge the death of two elderly people by a gang of youths. It is the least impressive of the three tales but retains a certain ghoulish charm.

The second story is The Raft. Originally published in King's 1985 short story collection Skeleton Crew (with a slightly different ending). The segment is about four scantily-clad teenagers who arrive at a deserted lake, late one summer, for an afternoon swim but find that something thoroughly unpleasant is waiting for them. The special effects are well below par with King himself commenting that the monster in the lake looks something like "a dirty old man's raincoat". However, this episodes's grim punchline would make The Cryptkeeper himself chuckle with approval.

The third and probably best story is The Hitchhiker and stars Louis (Moonraker) Chiles as a bored, rich housewife who regularly enjoys the services of a handsome gigolo. On her way home from such an encounter she accidentally runs over a young Hitchhiker (played by stuntman Tom Wright) killing him instantly. Terrrified by the consequences of her actions she quickly leaves the scene of the accident. However, a few miles down the road she sees the Hitchhiker, bloodied and amazingly returned to life, limping towards her. To reveal any more would be to dampen this segment's sick delights but I will say that it features a neat cameo by King himself as a foul-mouthed truck driver.

A fourth story called Pinfall was planned for the movie but later dropped due to the faltering budget. It concerned an overweight band of beer-chugging bowlers that are murdered by a rival bowling team and come back from the dead for revenge in true EC style. Its a shame we will never get to see this story but it is very close in theme and structure to both Oldf Chief Woodenhead and The Hitchhiker.

All in all, Creepshow 2 is worth a look and remains a guilty pleasure of mine that I have enjoyed with alarming regularity over the years. It may not be up to the standards set by the first Creepshow but there are more painful ways to spend an evening. Ask The Hitchhiker...

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