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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

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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.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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Middling but fun trio of tales
19 February 2017 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

"Creepshow 2," in the tradition of its predecessor, frames a series of shorts as a part of a horror comic book. This offering features three stories: one about a wooden Native American statue that comes to life, another about a mysterious entity devouring swimmers in a lake, and the last about a woman stalked by a hitchhiker she's killed on a lone country road.

The original "Creepshow" was a part of my childhood, and a semi-classic of the genre. This followup historically seems to have gotten short shrift in some regards, though it's far from a great film, and in many ways is an obviously weaker production. The writing of the segments themselves feel less developed and considerably more gimmicky, and they are marred by some weak dialogue (this is particularly true of the last two).

That said, each of the three segments do attain a considerable sense of atmosphere that is admirable; the first has a well-established dusty desert setting; the second utilizes an ominous lake to claustrophobic extremes; and the last plays on the utter creepiness of driving alone in the country at night. The special effects are also a strong suit here, which, though dated in some respects, are still very elaborate and well-done. The performances are a mixed bunch given the size of the cast, ranging from good to very bad, but in context, the acting is not a major problem.

Overall, "Creepshow 2" is a fun but flawed sequel. Where it fails most is in its individual segments which, though they have well-developed atmospheres and aesthetics, feel conceptually underdeveloped and gimmicky at times. It is not a bad sequel, but it does feel considerably less toned than its predecessor; however, even in spite of this, there is undeniable fun to be had. 6/10.


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