Creepshow 2 (1987) Movie Review

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Creepshow 2 (1987)

1987 | R | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
92 minutes / 1h 32min

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Creepshow 2 Plot Synopsis:

"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 Satterfield) and Randy (Daniel Beer) travel with Laverne (Jeremy Green) and Rachel (Page Hannah) to a lake expecting to smoke weed, swim and get laid. They swim to a raft that is floating in the middle of the lake, but they discover a carnivorous blob in the lake that is hungry. (3) "The Hitchhiker" - In Maine, the unfaithful Annie Lansing (Lois Chiles) stays too long having sex with her escort and is late to meet her husband in the airport. She drives her Mercedes Benz in a hurry and loses control on the road. Annie runs over a hitchhiker, but she does not help the man and hit-and-run, questioning whether she can live with the situation. She discovers that the hitchhiker will not leave her.

Creepshow 2 (1987) Review

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.

Prologue

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.

Epilogue

The ending was great, and I applaud Billy for his brave action although those bullying kids met a terrible end.

  • Creepshow 2 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.98
  • IMDB: 6.1
  • MetaCritic: 3.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.3

About Creepshow 2 1987

Title: Creepshow 2
Year: 1987
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.49/5 stars from 18,826 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18,826
MPAA Rating: R
Creepshow 2 Cast Starring: Tom Savini, Stephen King, Tom Wright, David Holbrook, Don Harvey, Holt McCallany, Page Hannah, George Kennedy, David Beecroft, Jeremy Green, Daniel Beer, Domenick John, Lois Chiles, Philip Dore, Kaltey Napoleon, Maltby Napoleon, Richard Parks, Tyrone Tonto, Dorothy Lamour, Cheré Bryson, Frank Salsedo, Joe Silver, Cheré Bryson, Dan Kamin, Dean Smith, Shirley Sonderegger, Paul Satterfield
Creepshow 2 Writers: Stephen King, George A. Romero, Lucille Fletcher
Creepshow 2 Director: Michael Gornick
Production: New World Video
Language: English
Country: USA