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Creepshow 21987

Creepshow 2 (1987)



Critic Consensus: Not even the melding of Stephen King and George A. Romero's writing sensibilities can elevate this spineless anthology, which is too simple in its storytelling and too skimpy on the genuine scares.

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Horror writer, Stephen King was behind some of the terror in this horror anthology comprised of three not-very-creepy-but-kind-of-fun-anyway supernatural tales. In the first story, "Old Chief Wood'nhead" a cigar-store Indian gets bloody revenge upon the rednecks who killed the gentle old couple who took care of him and the store he stood in front of for many years. In the second tale, "The Raft" four college students learn a deadly lesson about reading signs when they head up to a remote lake to smoke a little dope and go for a swim. In the final episode, a philandering wife hits a hitcher and speeds off only to hit him again and again as she travels further down the road.

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George Kennedy
as Ray Spruce
Dorothy Lamour
as Martha Spruce
Lois Chiles
as Annie Lansing
Tom Savini
as The Creep
Domenick John
as Boy Billy
Frank S. Salsedo
as Ben Whitemoon
Holt McCallany
as Sam Whitemoon
David Holbrook
as Fatso Gribbens
Don Harvey
as Andy Cavenaugh
Jeremy Green
as Laverne
David Beecroft
as Annie's Lover
Tom Wright
as The Hitchhiker
Richard Parks
as George Lansing
Stephen King
as Truck Driver
Dan Kamin
as Indian
Dean Smith
as Mr. Cavenaugh
Shirley Sonderegger
as Mrs. Cavenaugh
Chere Bryson
as Woman at Accident
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Critic Reviews for Creepshow 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

George Romero contributes the screenplay this time, basing it on some tastefully selected Stephen King morsels.

July 12, 2010 | Full Review…

Tied together with some humdrum animated sequences, three vignettes on offer obviously were produced on the absolute cheap, and are deficient in imagination and scare quotient.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Just as you can't judge a '50s comic book by its lurid cover, so you can't judge a cheapo, three-part film by its sources.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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Ultimately, the hitchhiker's immortal catchphrase "thanks for the ride, lady" is just another way of saying "Yessuh, massuh."

September 26, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The episodes are marginally interesting, but each is a little too long. And each could be fully explained in a one-sentence synopsis.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is that King's short stories simply work better in print.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Creepshow 2

Stephen King and Romero are back for more tales of terror hosted by 'The Creep', again the film is bookended by a short story that starts off as live action but then transforms into that eerie cartoon style that looks so good in the Creepshow films. The stories again are a mixed bag this time not with quite as great a cast line up as before but we do have George Kennedy this time. First up is a story of an old wooden Indian Chief statue coming to life to get revenge on the youths who killed the old owners of a general store where the Indian is on display. Kennedy is in this story and it is a good one with a nice revenge plot but it is predictable, nice effects on the wooden Chief though. Second story is slightly better than the first with a group of teens stuck on a raft in the middle of a lake because an oil slick type monster that is devouring them one by one. Nice spooky idea that, despite the monster looking like a flat pancake floating on the water, works well especially effects wise when the teens are sucked under by the creature. Last story is the weakest and simply involves a woman hitting a hitchhiker with her car and the hitcher coming back to haunt her for the rest of her journey. Pretty lame predictable plot which must have inspired 'I What You Did Last Summer'. A slightly better selection of short stories over the original minus the good cast but still nothing really outstanding or as memorable as 'Twilight' or 'Darkside', still I must admit I like this old Creepshow flicks very much, love that 80's US Halloween style.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Despite the cheap production values and the subpar animation that serves as the comics-come-to-life wrap-around thread, this is a very amusing collection of three competent stories, with the first one being only average and the following two more interesting and entertaining.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Loved the first, and loved this one too. Not sure which I like better, considering I saw the original over a decade ago. I believe through the years, this one will be more memorable to me though, with the blob-like water creature and the hilarious sequences of "Thanks for the ride, lady!" followed by a scream several times.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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