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Creepshow 2 (1987)

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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.

Director:

Michael Gornick

Writers:

Stephen King (stories), George A. Romero (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domenick John Domenick John ... Billy (prologue)
Tom Savini ... The Creep (prologue)
George Kennedy ... Ray Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Philip Dore Philip Dore ... Curly (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Maltby Napoleon Maltby Napoleon ... Indian #1 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Tyrone Tonto Tyrone Tonto ... Indian #2 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Dorothy Lamour ... Martha Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... Ben Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Holt McCallany ... Sam Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
David Holbrook 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 Shirley Sonderegger ... Mrs. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Paul Satterfield ... Deke (segment "The Raft")
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2 See more »

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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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Runtime:

| (UK video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Make-up Artist Ed French was originally supposed to play the role of The Creep, but when he left the project, Tom Savini stepped in to play the small prosthetic laden role. See more »

Goofs

When "Old Chief Woodn'head" comes to life, his bow string can be seen pushing into his arm revealing that the "wood" is made of foam rubber. See more »

Quotes

Sam Whitemoon: [stroking his long hair and smiling] This hair's gonna get me paid 'n laid!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

When initially released to Blu-ray in Germany, it was heavily cut down by almost 10 minutes. See more »

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Not as good as the original, but a treat and fun entertainment for any horror anthology fan!
3 November 2007 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Once again the two legendary masters teamed up again that being Stephen King and George A. Romero for another edition of Creepshow, rightfully titled "Creepshow 2". The sequel isn't as good as the 1982 original, because it's made cheaper you can tell that by the cinematography, and the film is shorter only three segments instead of five and star power is missing. Yet still the film thrills, chills, and brings justice and revenge style terror that any horror fan will cherish and consider a classic to watch over and over.

First story is a good old western justice tale of revenge titled "Old Chief WoodenHead" which is set in a rural desert small Arizona town. And the theme centered around the town is it's dealing with hard times a bad socially depressed economy and George Kennedy("Airplane" and "Cool Hand Luke") stars as a generous and do easy storekeeper who's too generous to customers by letting them have items on credit. And yet the only hope that he puts in return and what he lives for is a stature of a wooden Indian outside his store. One day he receives a gift of worthy stone from an Indian man named Ben Whitemoon who says this is payback for his people's debts. Only the episode turns to a violent and tragic end with the store getting robbed and destroyed by modern day punks in search of money so they can flee to Los Angeles to start a new life. After the tragic end, it's payback time and justice Indian style with warpaint and all! Overall good segment that was well done and I love the justice and revenge it shows.

Next tale is "The Raft" about a group of weed smoking and sex driven teens that being two males and two females who take a trip to a lake to do some supposed harmless swimming. Only the plans turn to a sinking river type nightmare. Upon entering the lake one by one they notice a slime like chemical spill or substance of some type that seems to travel and move around the lake fast and at ease. One by one each discover the blood sucking nightmare is a sinking reality. Watch as the segment ends it's slick and clever as a no swimming sign is shown hidden behind trees and brush! Last but not least a classic tale "The Hitchhiker" staring beauty queen Lois Chiles as Annie Lansing a wealthy and attractive and elegant woman who's living in upstate Maine and she's having her fun and entertainment from the services of a male escort. After getting up one night from her affair she finds she's gonna be late and she doesn't want to end up in divorce court! So while speeding back on the interstate when exited onto the I-395 Maine ramp she hits a hitchhiker. And it shocks her, now it's hit and run. And it's a reality nightmare that will not end, as Annie finds this is a highway of terror! Just like in the horror film the villain never dies no matter how many times you kill them. Also look for Stephen King who has a small cameo as a truck driver in this one. Really a good way to end the film.

Sure it lacks the star power and budget and length of the original yet the stories are entertaining, fun, and revenge filled enough for any horror buff to cherish as a classic especially due to the work of King and Romero and the geography settings for this film was nice.


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