Creepshow 2 Review
Synopsis: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.
Creepshow 2 (1987) is an American animated horror-comedy anthology that is a sequel to Creepshow (1982). Creepshow 2 contains humor, thrills, horror, violence, suspense, gore, frightening scenes, brief nudity, sexual content, bad language and deaths of all kind.
Billy (Domenick John) is anticipating a delivery truck to arrive at a newsstand to drop off the most recent issue of Creepshow. The movie quickly turns into an animation as the package opens up showing the cover of the comic. The comic cover is the same cover in the final scene of Creepshow.
Segment - Old Chief Wood’nhead
Ray (George Kennedy - Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)) and Martha Spruce are small business owners in southwestern town, Dead River. One of their store decorations is an Indian named "Old Chief Wood’nhead" that is placed on the front porch. Ray and Martha were ambushed and murdered after refusing to give up the turquoise jewelry Benjamin gave them. Old Chief Wood’nhead suddenly comes to life to seek revenge on the three thieves for murdering Ray and Martha. Will Old Chief Wood’nhead get the revenge he is seeking? This was a wonderful segment, and I recommend horror fans to give it a try. There was a lot of violence, gore, scalping and killing in this segment.
Segment - The Raft
Four college students decide to go on a trip, isolated from everyone. They went to a lake. On a wooden raft that could not save them from the monster in the lake. An enormous black blob grabbed Rachel (Page Hannah - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Shag (1989), My Man Adam (1985)) and swallowed her. Deke, Randy, and Laverne are let fending for their lives. Will they survive the night with the monster in the lake or will the monster get them? Great segment but I am a little too tired of seeing kids going to isolated places to have fun and ends up dying instead. The segment was an okay watch and would have been a new concept if I had not watched so many present day movies with the same concept.
Segment - The Hitch-hiker
Annie Lansing (Lois Chiles - Moonraker (1979), Death on the Nile (1978), The Way We Were (1973), Broadcast News (1987)) is an adulterous businesswoman that is married. She is married to a wealthy attorney and is rushing home to him when she accidently kills a hitchhiker. Annie flees the scene because there was no one there to pin her to the accident. The creepiness in this segment began when the dead hitchhiker told her "Thanks for the ride, lady," outside her window. Annie started seeing the hitch-hiker everywhere she goes, and his body gets bloodier every time she sees him. Annie’s husband saw the accident and called the police, but he did not know it was Annie. Annie did make it home before her husband, but you have to watch the segment, find out what happened to her in the process of returning home.
The ending was great, and I applaud Billy for his brave action although those bullying kids met a terrible end.
About Creepshow 2 (1987)
Original Title: Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2, Old Chief Wood'nhead, The Hitch-hiker, The Raft
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Total Avg. Votes: 38
Writers: Stephen King, George A. Romero, Lucille Fletcher
Director: Michael Gornick