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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Domenick John ... Billy (prologue)
... The Creep (prologue)
... Ray Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Philip Dore ... Curly (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Maltby Napoleon ... Indian #1 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Tyrone Tonto ... Indian #2 (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... Martha Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
Frank Salsedo ... Ben Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... Sam Whitemoon (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
David Holbrook ... Fatso Gribbens (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... Andy Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... Old Chief Wood'nhead (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... Mr. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead") (as Deane Smith)
Shirley Sonderegger ... Mrs. Cavenaugh (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
... 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

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Eden was originally cast as the hit-and-run driver Annie Lansing during the last segment, "The Hitch-Hiker"; but had to drop out prior to filming, due to her mother falling ill. See more »

Goofs

In "Old Chief Wood'nhead", Ray and Martha Spruce watch as Ben Whitemoon drives off in his limo and there is still bright daylight overhead. In the next shot of them re-entering the general store, you can see through the door that it is suddenly night outside. See more »

Quotes

Ben Whitemoon: It is a bad thing to borrow, it is a worse thing to beg.
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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 See 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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