Movie Review: CREEPSHOW 2

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The rotting Creep himself is back with three new gruesome tales of horror that will make your skin crawl: a cigar store wooden Indian comes to life to avenge the store owner’s brutal murder at the hands of three punks in “Ol’ Chief Woodenhead.” Then four teenagers become the target of a terrifying, man-eating oil slick in “The Raft.” The chills continue with “The Hitchhiker,” the chilling tale of a woman who keeps running into, and over, the same mutilated man on a lonely road. Prepare for a terrifying roller coaster ride from the masters of horror!

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Director: Michael Gornick
Writers: Stephen King, George A. Romero, Lucille Fletcher
Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Domenick John, Tom Savini, George Kennedy, Philip Dore, Maltby Napoleon, Tyrone Tonto, Dorothy Lamour, Frank Salsedo, Holt McCallany, David Holbrook, Don Harvey, Dan Kamin, Dean Smith, Shirley Sonderegger, Paul Satterfield, Jeremy Green, Daniel Beer, Page Hannah, Lois Chiles, David Beecroft, Tom Wright, Richard Parks, Stephen King, Chere Rae, Joe Silver

Rating: 8 / 10 Stars

Rating: 8 out of 10.

REVIEW – CREEPSHOW 2 was my first introduction to the direct-to-DVD sequel craze. I remember seeing the trailer on a New World Pictures film and scratching my head, wondering why the movie theater never had it. Now, this is the part where I am supposed to tear this film apart like every other critic and fan seems to. But I did not hate this film, and now, watching it on Blu-ray, I have grown even fonder of it. I mean, it is in no way close to the original, but darn it, it is a million times better than the third one.

This anthology starts off with the story of “Old Chief Woodn’head,” where a cigar store Indian statue comes to life when the owners of the store that has taken care of both the statue and the people in this town for so long are killed by some punks who think they are going to Hollywood to become stars. I feel this story is very well told, and when the Indian comes to life and kicks their butts and shows them who’s boss, it makes this short so much fun and a blast. While the acting leaves a lot to be desired, I felt the revenge aspect alone was worth the 20-plus minutes.

The second story is called “The Raft,” and it is my personal favorite CREEPSHOW story in all three films. Two couples go swimming to this little dock in the middle of the lake but notice this black sludge in the water, and soon they are trapped on this wooden raft while the sludge circles them. This one is just so edge-of-your-seat exciting and watching them try to escape their fate is really fun to see how it all plays out.

The final story, as you can guess, is called “The Hitchhiker” and involves a zombie/undead entity. Like the first CREEPSHOW, this is the basic premise of rich people being attacked by the result of their actions. In this case, it’s a rich woman who does a hit and run on an innocent hitchhiker. I mean, let’s be honest, this was a smaller budget film funded by Roger Corman’s old studio, and you know it cannot be as great or as good as the original. But, for what it is, this is not as bad as people make it out to be. It has three decent stories that will keep your attention, and while the acting is not Oscar-worthy (I mean, this is horror and on a budget), I feel this is a very good film and well worth the Blu-ray love it got. I wish someone would have added some new features to it, but I am just glad I got to see this again, and on Blu-ray to boot.

Jeremy Green in CREEPSHOW 2 (1987)

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