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Creepshow 2 -- The rotting Creep himself is back with three new gruesome tales of horror that will make your skin crawl: a cigar store wooden Indian comes to life to avenge the store owner's brutal murder at the hands of three punks in "Ol' Chief Woodenhead." Prepare for a terrifying roller coaster ride from the masters of horror!
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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1 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Dan Kamin ... Old Chief Wood'nhead (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Dean Smith ... Mr. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead") (as Deane Smith)
Shirley Sonderegger ... Mrs. Cavenaugh (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)

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 (director of photography)
Tom Hurwitz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Weatherley 
Casting by
Leonard Finger 
Production Design by
Bruce Alan Miller  (as Bruce Miller)
Set Decoration by
Andrew Bernard (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Eileen Sieff Stroup  (as Eileen Sieff)
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... makeup effects created by
Everett Burrell .... makeup effects
Ed French .... makeup effects created by
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: Laurel Entertainment
Debra Tanklow .... assistant production manager
Diane Vilagi .... production executive: Laurel Entertainment
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)
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 .... animation design
Rick Catizone .... animation supervisor
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 .... additional music by
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 .... animation voice
Edward O. Darling .... supplier: BMW
Jane Davis .... production assistant
Marc Stephan Delgatto .... animation 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 .... animation 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 .... animation voice
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production secretary
Edith Nevison .... production assistant
Henry Nevison .... location manager
Ebby Nilsson .... production assistant
Brian Noodt .... additional voice (as Brian Noody)
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 .... animation voice
Mary Ann Volvonas .... assistant to producer
Rusty Warren .... production accountant
Donna Weir .... production assistant
Dean Wiseman .... production assistant
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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92 min | UK:85 min (UK video version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Although the film consists of only three short horror stories - and the wrap-around animation story, there were, just like in the original 'Creepshow', originally five stories written. One of these, "The Cat From Hell", was later used in the the similar anthology film "Tales From The Darkside: The Movie", released in 1990, and directed by the original Creepshow's composer, John Harrison. The other story originally intended to be in Creepshow 2 was the Stephen King short story, "Pinfall", about ghostly rival bowling teams.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When "Old Chief Woodn'head" applies the war paint to his face, his fingers bend revealing that they are actually foam rubber.See more »
Deke:Ooooh, mucho ecological, Poncho! Mucho ecological!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Cisco Kid" (1950)See more »


Why doesn't "Creepshow 2" have five stories like the original film?
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, But Lacking The Quality Of The First, 6 October 2001
Author: Perry Mercer (Blackace) from Glendale, AZ

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.

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