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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:

3 blood curdling tales of horror! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (UK video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film consists of only three short horror stories, and the wrap-around animation story, there were, just like in Creepshow (1982), 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 (1990), and directed by John Harrison. The other story originally intended to be in this movie was the Stephen King short story, "Pinfall", about ghostly rival bowling teams. 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

Mr. Haig: Here's your package, Billy. COD, nine dollars and ninety-nine cents. Mighty expensive for a toy ordered out of a funny paper.
Billy: Creepshow is not a funny paper. And this is no toy.
Mr. Haig: Well, what is it then?
Billy: It's a Venus flytrap bulb!
Mr. Haig: A Venus what-bulb?
Billy: Venus flytrap. It's a plant that eats MEAT!
[makes chomping-mouth gestures with his hands]
Billy: GRRRAAARRRRR!
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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 »

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Not as good as the first one...
3 April 2003 | by Nuclear-AtomSee all my reviews

Creepshow 2 isn't as great as the first one. Fans of the first one will probably have the sense of "have I just been ripped off here?". In the shortest terms, yes you have.

Instead of 5 short stories, you're introduced with three not-so-short stories. Yet, it's still a good movie. The stories are worth watching it especially The Raft and The Hitchhiker which were the reasons why I bought the movie.

And it's not just two missing stories, but you're also missing the wonderful direction from George A Romero. Instead of directing, George co-wrote Creepshow 2. So your missing that comic book-like direction. Too bad. I loved George's direction in the first film. It made me feel like I was watching an interactive Tales from the Crypt comic book.

An ok sequel. Creepshow fans might be disappointed with this sequel because of the lack of 5 short stories in total and George Romero not directing this time around. Other than that, it's a fairly descent sequel.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

I would like to see George Romero and Stephen King sit together once again for another Creepshow movie. At least, one last time.


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