“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.

Also Known As: Old Chief Wood'nhead, Κριπ Σόου 2, Dead and Undead: Creepshow 2, Creepshow: Contos de Terror 2, Creepshow 2: Show de Horrores, The Hitch-hiker, Creepshow 2 - Kleine Horrorgeschichten West, Шоу на ужаса 2, Калейдоскоп ужасов II Soviet, Creepshow II, Escenas del terror, The Raft, Siaubo kaleidoskopas 2, Cuentos de terror, Creepshow 2 - Kleine Horrorgeschichten, Creepshow 2

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  • eric

    Not as good as the original, but it’s still quite a trilogy of terror. 3 spine-tingling, supernatural nightmares are presented: Old Chief Woodn’head, The Raft, and The Hitchhhiker, which, to me, is the best story. For fans who like reading Stephen King’s short stories, The Raft can be found in his collection, Skeleton Crew. Don’t know about the other 2, since I’ve never read all of his short story collections, only a few. The 2 coolest, most noteworthy things about this movie: 1. The Creep himself introduces the stories in a manner remniscent of the tv show Tales from the Crypt, indicating that part of the series’ inspiration may have come from this film. 2. The “wraparound story” is animated, making this the first horror movie I ever saw to try this. Highly recommended to horror fans who love Stephen King and his short stories– like me!

  • patriot

    ..natural for american females to act this way, that is. they’re born with the bitch in them.

  • patriot

    Stories were ok i guess, but the acting sucked big time. The bitch in the last one acted well, but that’s natural for american females.

  • eric

    Fun sequel to 1 of my favorite Stephen King movies! It features 3 tales of terror, all very enjoyable. Old Chief Wood’nhead is a revenge story involving a wooden indian, The Raft is about the ravenous evil teens find at a lake, The Hitchhiker features a vengeful hit and run victim who refuses to stay dead. I especially love that this particular sequel is based on ACTUAL Stephen King stories! And the fun way the Creep was presented in this film suggests this could’ve been a direct inspiration for the tv show Tales from the Crypt!

  • daniel-noriega-melendez
    daniel noriega melendez

    Creepshow 2 is the sequel to the popular Creepshow anthology movie released in 1982. It’s directed by Michael Gornick, with a screenplay written by George A. Romero (who directed the original movie) that is based on stories written by Stephen King. The film features 3 stories: Old Chief Wooden Head , The Raft & The Hitchhiker. Starring are George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Holt McCallany, Don Harvey & Lois Chiles.The horror anthology movie is notoriously hard to get right. Quite simply it’s impossible to appease all horror fans given the wide number of sub-genres linked to horror. There’s also the question of time afforded to each segment, consequently most “sections” of such film’s are short sharp shockers without much character detail to get involved with; well that’s what the makers intend them to be. Creepshow 2 is not a good film, and not because of the problems that come with horror anthology based movies.The first film was backed by a Warner Brothers budget and had the considerable talent of Romero in the director’s chair. A cult hit, that film didn’t make enough money to get Warner’s interested in a sequel. In came New World Pictures with a low budget that saw the film cut from 5 stories to three. What remains are three decent enough tales that carry the EC Comics charm, but production is sloppy and the scares are few and far between. There’s some nice gore in there, with The Raft particularly coming up with some fun slimy deaths. And with The Hitchhiker segment dealing in acerbic wit as the excellent Lois Chiles battles conscience and the undead, it’s an easy enough film to enjoy for the horror faithful. But all told none of it’s memorable enough to warrant a revisit some where down the line. 4/10

  • karklins-silvija
    karklins silvija

    Hello kiddies…Stephen King and George A. Romero continue the tradition of celebrating E.C. comics with another entry in the Creepshow series. In this sequel, longtime Romero collaborator Michael Gornick steps in as director and Tom Savini stars as the Creep, cracking morbid jokes at the end of each terror tale (much like the Cryptkeeper). I enjoyed the original Creepshow quite a bit, and it may be a better film, but I absolutely love this one. It reminds me of childhood. I can remember the first time watching it (before I saw the original, which probably explains why I like it better). We ran around quoting it for weeks (“Loco! Loco!”). It has a certain feel to it that some movies lack. It’s a great anthology and more should be made. All three yarns are very comical and equally dark. They all succeed in creating tense moments but the second story, “The Raft”, is the strongest. Most people refer to Romero as the king of the zombies. Well, I think he deserves another title as well: king of the anthology, with Creepshow 1 and 2 as well as Tales From the Darkside under his belt. Creepshow 2 is an excellent trio of unapologetic campiness. So, to Stephen King, George Romero, and Michael Gornick, I would like to say “thanks for the ride.”Note for genre buffs: King himself cameos as a truck driver. Also, stay tuned after the credits for an important message.

  • angela-de-marques
    angela de marques

    Creepshow 2 is a good multi segment horror movie that is a sequel to Creepshow!I don’t want to spoil any thing for you but My favorite story of the film is The Hitchhiker.It really is a good story and I even found it funny!If you like horror films especially ones with several stories then you’ll love the horror fest that is known as Creepshow 2!!

  • blake-clark
    blake clark

    In 1982, legendary director George Romero directed a horror anthology of short stories based on tales by Stephen King; the result was “Creepshow”, and it gave Romero another success among horror fans. Five years later both minds teamed up again, with the difference that Romero limited his participation to adapt King’s stories, leaving the director’s chair to fellow Michael Gornick.”Creepshow 2″ features three stories by Lucille Fletcher and Stephen King, in a manner similar to its predecessor. While the result is inferior to the first one, it still packs good entertainment and surely will please horror fans due to it’s 80s vibe and imaginative stories. With the comic book style so characteristic of its predecessor, “Creepshow 2” keeps the tone of the previous movie and the “host”, the aptly named Creep, is as funny as creepy.The first segment deals with the ancient spirit of an Indian Chief looking for revenge. It has very good special effects but the story is quite typical. The sub-par acting doesn’t help but it is lovely the rusty old western look it has. A huge improvement is the second segment, named “The Raft”, which revolves around a group of friends trapped in a raft by a mysterious creature who lives in a lake. Suspense and horror are the main characteristics of this tale and it easily is the best of the three.However, the third segment, “The Hitchhiker” has quickly become a fan favorite due to it’s imaginative and unpredictable nature. A woman runs over a hitchhiker in the middle of the night; after she runs away from the accident, she begins to loose her mind as the killed man seems to return to haunt her. While not as scary as “The Raft”, this segment is very entertaining and really funny.Director Michael Gornick had mastered the genre with his TV series “Tales from the Darkside”, so he was not a bad choice for this film and does the job very well. The three segments are very well constructed, particularly the second one, which despite being set in a limited space manage to keep the suspense and the tension to the max. “The Raft” is an amazing display of how the only thing needed for a good movie is imagination.The acting is quite average for the most part, but I was really surprised by the cast of “The Raft”, who put out truly believable performances that really transmit the horror of the tale. The special effects are quite good too, specially in the last segment. Gerg Nicotero shows why he is now one of the most recognizable names in the make-up department and one of the founders of KNB. His work in the movie is remarkably good.While definitely not a great movie, “Creepshow 2” is a very entertaining flick that is great to watch with friends. Despite its comic book style, it’s not a horror movie for kids, as it contains a good amount of gore. This is a fine collection of stories that any horror fan would enjoy. 6/10

  • trinidad-castello-rojas
    trinidad castello rojas

    It’s extremely apparent as soon as those distinctly revolting eighties tunes are heard that, Creepshow the first, this freakin’ ain’t! Very cheesy and in-your-face music.. Something that greatly lowers the quality for me is the fairly weak calibre of the first two stories. I’ve always felt that there should have been at least one more. The other main problem is the unbearably corny and irritating animated wraparound “story”. The hideously poor animation feels completely out of place and just plain deters from the fun and brings the whole concept down. Things generally come off as being on the cheap side compared to before. Like it’s Creepshow lite. I got the strong impression that there weren’t nearly as many resources available. The first story comes off more as a melancholy drama with tinges of horror. It’s a bit of a depressing lacklustre start with the dusty dead town, and the prolonged demise of the kindly old couple is unpleasant, but I suppose the slow build-up and seeing what they’re going through does serve the purpose of making you feel worse when they’re done in, and in turn enjoy it all the more when justice is served. Frank Salsedo gives a sweet old performance as Chief Whitemoon. I liked his use of the Native American dialect. It gave me such a chill as a kid, the barely perceptible nod Chief Woodenhead gives him as he leaves the store. And his reaction is interesting, like he may have his suspicions about the statue’s secret. I love the poignant end scene with him, but is it the right kind of ending for what’s supposed to be a terror tale? People complain there’s not enough action from the Chief, but he’s supposed to be made of ancient wood! How much could he be moving without spoiling the illusion? Holt Mccallany as the psycho narcissist was great and is the most memorable thing about the story. Nice bit of poetic horror irony how he pays for his evil deed with the hair that was his crowning glory. They skimped on his death scene – if anybody’s end deserved to be relished it was that guy’s! ::: The second tale is good because you can imagine the horror of the predicament of the icy lake-hell in which the hapless young souls are entrapped. You get the idea that the thing can wait forever if it has to. I like the “monster”, reminds me of The Blob, which I love. (eighties one only!) Yeah it looks a little crummy, but then again it doesn’t exactly look like anything, just good old-fashioned mysterious killer sea-squirm… To me Stephen King’s short story isn’t his best, although he’s generally a genius when it comes to that. Anyone reading it hoping to learn more will likely be disappointed. A novella called “Slime”, by Joseph Payne Brennan is much better. The most gruesomely effective scene is when Randy’s feeling up the sleeping Laverne and it gives the impression that she’s moaning in pleasure, but it’s soon revealed that it’s because the sneaky ooze is eating into her face as the gentle scene switches to full-blown horror and things get really nasty as she tries to get it off, but only smears it around like some kind of nightmare mascara! It goes to show that no matter the situation libido will always win out over all reason and fear! The ending is such a bummer… Poor dumb-ass Randy would have gotten away if he hadn’t stopped to rub it in! I don’t need to know exactly what it is. The “No Swimming” sign pretty much sums it up. Was it contained, or placed there “on purpose” to guard something? It must have been there a very long time for all the plant life to cover the sign. I do love that sign, it’s very E.C. Too late… ::: To me they saved the best till last in what I think is at the end of the day a fun but rather lame sequel to the masterful original. It’s a classic, with great suspense all the way through. The open road is such a prime setting for all kinds of horror. The idea of being alone in the dead of night on an unknown deserted highway is already pretty surreal and eerie without the supernatural thrown in. Lois Chiles is brilliant as a cheater/hit-and-run perpetrator who eventually gets her comeuppance. She stars out looking fairly attractive, but ends up a bit of a monster herself as she gets all banged up. I love her cool classy voice when she’s trying to rationalise everything to herself. I also dig the rocking music that sounds like it came straight out of some old 70s exploitation movie! Tom Wright’s performance and progressively gross makeup effects are fantastic. No matter how mangled he becomes, he keeps coming back. He’s both funny and frightening. Not a solemn kind of ghost with any special powers, more just a terminally f****d-up guy who slowly grinds her down with his relentless pursuit. And the car is no protection or escape at all, he is everywhere… A damn chilling moments to me is when she spots him comically hobbling towards her in the rear-view mirror – still creeps me out to this day! :::It has its problems, but it’s a faithful enough sequel that entertains. Give it a go and have yourself some creeptacular twisted fun!

  • mati-mandel
    mati mandel

    I’d have to say one of the first mistakes of Creepshow 2 is that there are only 3 stories. What was Romero & King thinking? After being served up 5 wholesome stories in the first Creepshow, I was excepting a lot more from the sequel. At least 5 or 6 stories would have been perfect. Of course this would have made the budget a little bigger and we can’t have that, now can we? In any case, Creepshow 2 offers 3 stories named “Old Chief Woodenhead”, “The Hitchhiker” & “The Raft”. We start with Old Chief Woodenhead which centers around some punk Indian boys who rob a convenience store owner and kills him. What the boys aren’t aware of is the wooden Indian statue outside the store. This thing comes to life to take revenge for the old man. The story is pretty lame. Yes, this is fictional horror, but this is ridiculous. There’s nothing in the story that tells us WHY or HOW this statue comes to life. Did someone sprinkle pixie dust on it? Was it possessed by the old man? What gives?The second story, which seems to be everyones favorite, is “The Raft”.This was one of the creepiest tales I’ve ever seen. Even both versions of the Blob didn’t creep me out as much. I think the key element that makes this story work in the music and sound effects. It’s extremely creepy and keeps you senses on the edge as you wait to see what happens next. The story focuses on four teenagers who travel way, way out to a secluded lake to take a swim onto a bolted raft. The story never says WHY they would travel this far just for a swim in this lake. Apparently is was a favorite place of choice at one time. In the opening scene you seen them driving along a deserted road, so you know they aren’t no where near any civilization. Once they get there, they strip down to their swim suits and head out to the raft, unaware of the black, stringy oil slick that’s moving slowing toward them. This thing is HUGE, and I’m curious as to how deep the oil slick travels downward, as we are only shown the top of the water. As you can guess, this thing is alive and hungry. What happens next is pretty gruesome. Nuff said.The final story is called, “The Hitchhiker” and it’s about a prostitute that cheats on her boyfriend and then travels home, but accidently hits a Hitchhiker on the way. Not wanting to stop because the boyfriend may find out she’s been cheating or she may end up in jail for murder, she flees the scene only to encounter the Hitchhiker again and again and again. This story is pretty gruesome as you watch her run the Hitchhiker over and over again. Each times she sees him again, all the blood, broken bones, and disfigurement can be seen It’s a bit funny at times as he continues to ask her for a ride every time she drives into him. The story isn’t bad, but it’s nothing special either. The ending it pretty much what you would expect. Overall, Creepshow 2 is a good rental. I’d say rent Creepshow and Creepshow 2, but watch the second one first and then view the much better first one. Will there every be a Creepshow 3? At this point it doesn’t look good. Steven King looks like a sick man these days and Romero is working on other projects. Maybe someone else will take the reigns and run with this one. We can only hope.

  • anne-marie-svensson
    anne marie svensson

    “Creepshow 2” is an outstanding horror film. I seen this on Pay Per View when I was either 8 or 9 years old. It is an anthology film with three short stories. The first tale, “Old Chief Woodenhead”, is about three trouble makers that commit a horrible crime against a store owner and his wife, then pay the price for it from a wooden Indian. This story gave me several nightmares, and I even imagined seeing the wooden Indian while I was awake. So for me, this was the scariest story of the bunch. The second story, “The Raft”, centers around four teenagers who drive out to a lake in the country, only to discover that they are NOT alone. Their companion wants to make a meal of them and they must survive its wrath. The third and last segment “The Hitchhiker”, is about a woman who cheats on her husband by sleeping with some guy to get higher up in the work field, maybe her boss? I can’t remember. She is in bed with him, and she is late for work, so she drives to work, and THIS is where the horror begins: She accidentally hits a man who was hitching a ride. Soon after this, you will see a guest appearance by Stephen King. Be sure to look out for this. Not only is the woman all shooken up with killing a man, not only does she worry about not getting arrested for it, but the hitchhiker WILL NOT STAY DOWN. Furthermore, he delivers sarcasm with probably the only line quoted from the movie “THANKS FOR THE RIDE, LADY!” as if to say “Thanks for the ride, lady! Gee, all I wanted was a simple ride and you kill me!”. The overall movie is wrapped around by a story involving Billy, a boy wants the new “Creepshow” comic very much. He buys Venus Fly Trap seeds, which come in handy for the bullies that keep following him around. 😉 Definitely check out this movie. I strongly recommend you buy it. Its a MUST OWN. 🙂

  • cecile-le-gonzalez
    cecile le gonzalez

    This is a weak sequel to the early 1980s minor classic, “Creepshow.” Unlike the original, it features no direct input from Stephen King (with the one notable exception of his story, “The Raft,” taken from 1982’s “Skeleton Crew” collection). The original “Creepshow” was directed by George Romero, and the script was authored by Stephen King, so its perhaps no surprise that the only truly good (great, actually) segment in this three-part film, is the one based on a King story, with a script authored by George Romero.In any event, the first segment, “Old Chief Woodenhead,” is just plain stupid, and arguably even a little offensive (and I’m no PC monger, to be sure). Its just kinda…unpleasant. It isn’t scary, and it isn’t interesting. On a ten-scale, I give it a 3.The second segment, “The Raft,” is the only reason to see this movie, frankly. “The Raft” is an AMAZING short story, and this cinematic adaptation is really quite good. I give it a 9.The third segment, which I believe is entitled “The Hitchhiker,” or something very similar, is OK. I mean, it doesn’t suck or anything, but it feels VERY derivative of some 1960s episode(s) of “The Twilight Zone,” and otherwise just isn’t very memorable (or original, needless to say). Its…mediocre. I give it a 6, which is somewhat generous, and enables me to average out the three ratings as a 6 overall, for the film in its entirety.Really, the only reason to see this is in order to view “The Raft.” If you’re feeling bored, what the Hell, watch “The Hitchhiker” too. I adamantly recommend skipping “Old Chief Woodenhead,” unless you’re one of those people who likes bad cinema in and of itself…and I am not such a person. I prefer quality to crap.

  • laura-oun
    laura oun

    Three stories are featured this time, two down from the original which might have been one too long. A cheap animated wraparound surrounds the stories and is a far cry from the original. ‘Old Chief Wood’nhead’ has an elderly couple (Kennedy & Dorothy Lamour) running a small town grocery store that is nearly bankrupt like the town. Outside the store is a life-size wooden Indian statue that comes to life to seek revenge on a gang of idiots who kill the old couple. The second story is ‘The Raft’ that tells of four teenagers who swim out to a barge in the middle of a lake and get trapped on it because of a black ooze floating in the water. The ooze graphically swallows and devours the group one by one. The final story is ‘The Hitchhiker’ which features cheating wife Anne Lansing (Chiles) returning home one night where she runs over a derelict (Wright) in the road killing him. She panics and leaves the scene battling with her conscience. Soon the dead hitchhiker begins appearing on the road and then everywhere she looks. This terror filled ride home has the hitchhiker attempting revenge on Anne until the very end. The stories are from Stephen King again and George A. Romero wrote the screenplays but directing chores went to Michael Gornick Romero’s cinematographer on the original and other Romero films. Gornick does a decent job but the stories just aren’t as good this time around. Where the original could have lost a story, this one could have added one. The three stories seem one shy of a full load. The cheap wraparound animation and simple sets make you wonder if there were budget issues because the production is surly lacking a big feel. The gore is decent and the stories are certainly watchable if not entirely compelling. As an anthology movie, Creepshow 2 can hold its own, but compared to the original it is a bit of a letdown.

  • meghan-gonzalez
    meghan gonzalez

    This is among the best of classic movies that are light and fun to watch. This movie shouldn’t be taken too seriously by our modern standards since it lacks the graphic qualities of modern movies.But that alone takes nothing away from this movie at all. Although its made of only 3 films, the plots are simple, direct and appealing. The humor is spot on coupled with a few gore here and there.I personally does not see any difference between this one and the part 1, I thought they were both okay. You can watch this one even if you have not yet seen the first one.Like i said earlier this is a light movie which shouldn’t be taken too seriously, and anyone trying to watch it should just relax keep an open mind and just enjoy the ride.

  • laura-elvia-carbajal-patino
    laura elvia carbajal patino

    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.

  • pawel-wita
    pawel wita

    Nevermind what the guy above me wrote… after all, he did actually complain that leslie nielsen wasn’t in it. Makes me wonder if he thought he was commenting on Spaceballs.The original Creepshow was a landmark in horror film history, and the second installment only adds to the glory of the first. It had 3 stories instead of 5 like the first one, but that’s probably because they are longer tales. When I look back at the history of horror films, this one is always one of the first that I think of. This is a must have for any collector or film lover.One last thing… Thanks for the ride, lady!

  • tsovinar-showk-owryan
    tsovinar showk owryan

    Once again the two legendary masters teamed up again that being Stephen King and George A. Romero for another edition of Creepshow, rightfully titled “Creepshow 2”. The sequel isn’t as good as the 1982 original, because it’s made cheaper you can tell that by the cinematography, and the film is shorter only three segments instead of five and star power is missing. Yet still the film thrills, chills, and brings justice and revenge style terror that any horror fan will cherish and consider a classic to watch over and over.First story is a good old western justice tale of revenge titled “Old Chief WoodenHead” which is set in a rural desert small Arizona town. And the theme centered around the town is it’s dealing with hard times a bad socially depressed economy and George Kennedy(“Airplane” and “Cool Hand Luke”) stars as a generous and do easy storekeeper who’s too generous to customers by letting them have items on credit. And yet the only hope that he puts in return and what he lives for is a stature of a wooden Indian outside his store. One day he receives a gift of worthy stone from an Indian man named Ben Whitemoon who says this is payback for his people’s debts. Only the episode turns to a violent and tragic end with the store getting robbed and destroyed by modern day punks in search of money so they can flee to Los Angeles to start a new life. After the tragic end, it’s payback time and justice Indian style with warpaint and all! Overall good segment that was well done and I love the justice and revenge it shows.Next tale is “The Raft” about a group of weed smoking and sex driven teens that being two males and two females who take a trip to a lake to do some supposed harmless swimming. Only the plans turn to a sinking river type nightmare. Upon entering the lake one by one they notice a slime like chemical spill or substance of some type that seems to travel and move around the lake fast and at ease. One by one each discover the blood sucking nightmare is a sinking reality. Watch as the segment ends it’s slick and clever as a no swimming sign is shown hidden behind trees and brush! Last but not least a classic tale “The Hitchhiker” staring beauty queen Lois Chiles as Annie Lansing a wealthy and attractive and elegant woman who’s living in upstate Maine and she’s having her fun and entertainment from the services of a male escort. After getting up one night from her affair she finds she’s gonna be late and she doesn’t want to end up in divorce court! So while speeding back on the interstate when exited onto the I-395 Maine ramp she hits a hitchhiker. And it shocks her, now it’s hit and run. And it’s a reality nightmare that will not end, as Annie finds this is a highway of terror! Just like in the horror film the villain never dies no matter how many times you kill them. Also look for Stephen King who has a small cameo as a truck driver in this one. Really a good way to end the film.Sure it lacks the star power and budget and length of the original yet the stories are entertaining, fun, and revenge filled enough for any horror buff to cherish as a classic especially due to the work of King and Romero and the geography settings for this film was nice.

  • anu-pettai
    anu pettai

    When I was little, I used to get up super early and watch television. Back in the day there was a channel in Norway that only sent movies. And the good thing was that they often sent R-rated goodness in the mornings. (don’t ask me how this could be) Anyway, one time I remember there was a movie that really scared me. I was a tiny little kid at the time, and I actually turned the TV off. (this is probably the only time I have done that, for that reason)Years and years I wondered what kind of movie this could have been. For all I knew, it could have been a television show, a short, anything. A dream? Endless possibilities.Then some time in the future (seen from my younger self) I would get the answer. It was Creepshow 2, and the segment in question was “The Hitchhiker”.Plus, I think I must have seen The Raft at some point in my life too, because I get that nostalgic, strange feeling you get when you see something again, that fascinated you a long time ago.So, the movie. I can’t anything but love it, because of the reasons I just mentioned. But the real winner here, for me, is The Raft. It has this incredible eerie Stephen King feel to it, that I just absolutely love. It is such an awesome little tale, and this atmosphere, I can’t really explain it, it gets under my skin.Yes, it can be argued that Creepshow 2 is weaker than Creepshow, and yes, the first two segments aren’t super great, but something about it just appeals to me, nonetheless.

  • bayan-gulselin-beray-yilmaz
    bayan gulselin beray yilmaz

    “Creepshow 2,” in the tradition of its predecessor, frames a series of shorts as a part of a horror comic book. This offering features three stories: one about a wooden Native American statue that comes to life, another about a mysterious entity devouring swimmers in a lake, and the last about a woman stalked by a hitchhiker she’s killed on a lone country road.The original “Creepshow” was a part of my childhood, and a semi-classic of the genre. This followup historically seems to have gotten short shrift in some regards, though it’s far from a great film, and in many ways is an obviously weaker production. The writing of the segments themselves feel less developed and considerably more gimmicky, and they are marred by some weak dialogue (this is particularly true of the last two). That said, each of the three segments do attain a considerable sense of atmosphere that is admirable; the first has a well-established dusty desert setting; the second utilizes an ominous lake to claustrophobic extremes; and the last plays on the utter creepiness of driving alone in the country at night. The special effects are also a strong suit here, which, though dated in some respects, are still very elaborate and well-done. The performances are a mixed bunch given the size of the cast, ranging from good to very bad, but in context, the acting is not a major problem.Overall, “Creepshow 2” is a fun but flawed sequel. Where it fails most is in its individual segments which, though they have well-developed atmospheres and aesthetics, feel conceptually underdeveloped and gimmicky at times. It is not a bad sequel, but it does feel considerably less toned than its predecessor; however, even in spite of this, there is undeniable fun to be had. 6/10.

  • anne-dahl
    anne dahl

    Definitely creepy and morbid! I don’t think it’s funny though, nice classic bad things seem to gravitate towards people in it. It’s hard to watch a movie like this. It’s not like most horror, especially with the amount of deaths of people that you’d hope to survive instead ,I won’t say who. Trying to decide if I enjoy it, it is really perplexing, I was expecting to love it!

  • univ-prof-gitte-thorsen
    univ prof gitte thorsen

    “Creepshow 2” is divided in 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.This segment is the best one, with a heartbreaking and gore tale of justice and revenge. My vote is eight.(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.This segment is silly but the conclusion is very funny. Daryl Hannah’s red haired sister is gorgeous but has a minor participation in the story. My vote is six.(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 Bens 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.This is the creepiest segment, with a cameo of Stephen King in the role of a truck driver. Would Annie’s conscience or the hitchhiker haunting Annie? My vote is seven. I regret that only three films have been released for this entertaining series. My vote is seven.Title (Brazil): “Creepshow 2”

  • evija-lacis
    evija lacis

    As good as the first Creepshow – almost. These three twisted tales are fun but scary too. If you enjoyed the first film then you should enjoy Creepshow II as well.”Chief Wooden Head” is by far a more of a drama or serious story to me. It’s just a good horror story. “The Raft” is good but my least favorite of the trilogy. It’s good, but typical young kids out for a good time that end up dead – the twist is it’s not a slasher. “The Hitchhiker” is my favorite as far as comedy goes. This one had me laughing very hard. “Thanks for the ride lady” still rings in my head and I laugh every time.Anyway, Creepshow II is worth watching if you like a bit of comedy with your horror.9/10

  • colin-clarke
    colin clarke

    You have to be in the mood to watch this sort of thing late at night and I was definitely in the mood although I was about to turn the film off after the first story about the wooden Indian. I just wanted to watch that to see what DOROTHY LAMOUR was doing in a horror film. I notice she won a Saturn award for the role but I was underwhelmed by her performance.However, if you stay with it, CREEPSHOW 2 improves with each story. There are no real touches of originality in any of them except for the clever use of animation used quite extensively and very effectively to bridge the gap between stories.CHIEF WOODEN HEAD gets the film off to a start about a couple running a store in the middle of the desert without paying customers who are left some valuables by an Indian who owes them a debt. What they don’t know is that their store is about to be invaded by a trio of ruthless thugs led by an Indian lad who is willing to kill in order to grab whatever loot he can. Their death is avenged by–well, guess who? Some clever touches here, but nothing that really stands out. Nice performance by GEORGE KENNEDY gives the whole tale some much needed class.THE RAFT is compulsively watchable once you see the set-up wherein four attractive young couples decide to swim out to a raft where they are all about to meet their grisly deaths. PAUL SATTERFIELD in his yellow speedos is the standout among these and his demise is particularly chilling. It’s got all the requisite suspense and horror you’d expect from King and the special effects are particularly gruesome. DANIEL BEER as Satterfield’s worried pal does a nice job, especially in the scene where he almost takes advantage of the sleeping gal.THE HITCHHIKER could easily have been the one that steals the show, but it becomes a little too repetitious and fond of its own dark sense of humor to be taken seriously. Howevere, LOIS CHILES is very convincing as the distraught woman at the wheel who does everything she can to get rid of a dead man who keeps coming back for more.Summing up: Give it a chance and it becomes compulsively watchable in the old tradition of horror king Stephen.

  • joshua-aeije-bosch
    joshua aeije bosch

    “Creepshow 2” is a pretty enjoyable horror anthology that features some gruesome surprises.The first tale “Old Chief Woodenhead” is about a wooden Indian statue outside a small general store which comes to life when some local youths kill the elderly couple during the robbery. This story plays like a routine slasher flick with the statue as the killer.The special effects are excellent and there is a good amount of gore.Unfortunately the script is predictable and the acting from the younger cast is unconvincing.The second tale “The Raft” is about some teenagers who,whilst hanging out on the raft,are slowly eaten by a blob-like creature which lives in the lake.This story is fast-paced and appropriately gruesome with truly satisfying climax.The third tale “The Hitchhiker” is about a woman who does a hit-and-run on a hitchhiker and thinks she’s got away with it,only to be confronted with the dead hitchhiker numerous times down the road.This story offers plenty of scares and the hitchhiker is hilarious with his incredibly funny line ‘thanks for a ride,lady’.All in all if you enjoyed the first “Creepshow” give its sequel a look.8 out of 10.

  • pan-valentin-ivanenko
    pan valentin ivanenko

    Masters of Horror Stephen King and George A. Romero return to deliver more comic book style thrills in “Creepshow 2.” With original “Creepshow” cinematographer Michael Gornick stepping in as director, the film is not only slimmer on content (three stories instead of five) but on budget and star-power as well. That doesn’t mean that horror fans aren’t in for a heaping serving of campy carnage candy, though. In tradition with the original, “Creepshow” is hellbent on making its viewers laugh and squirm in their seats simultaneously.While Gornick is no George A. Romero, he certainly brings a touch of style to the film that serves it well. Animated segments aside, the look and tone of the original is carried over into its sequel, with some surprisingly flashy moments that make one wonder why the director fell off the face of the Earth (you know, aside from the fact that this flick flopped). The script, penned by Romero, has its ups and downs, with some stories being more effective and more competent than others. Variety, however, is the key to the film’s success. If one thing can be said about this affair, it is that it never bores and it certainly goes by quickly enough. In fact, some would say the fun ends far too early.The three stories are a mixed bag of creepy and goofy, with the first concerning a wooden Indian propped outside of a small-town general store. When local punks rob its kindly owners, the statue comes to life seeking revenge. This bit is rather slow moving and sets the movie off on the wrong foot. Although not terrible by any means, it is in sharp contrast to the two that follow. Next up, we follow a foursome of guys and gals going for a swim in a secluded lake. Soon they find themselves being feasted upon by what can only be described as an oil slick surrounded by a Hefty bag. Of the three, this is probably the strongest, with some genuinely creepy moments and terrific special effects. Then, to wrap things up, we find a woman of questionable morals being stalked on the highway by a drifter she accidentally hit. While his insistence on thanking her for the ride makes him seem harmless enough, the woman quickly slips into madness as she tries to rid herself of the passenger to no avail. This is the one segment most likely to induce a few unintentional chuckles for its ridiculously over-the-top premise and execution.Overall, there’s a noticeable drop in quality from the first, but the sense of dread and humor is still intact. “Creepshow 2” is certainly a worthy sequel with a few moments of brilliance that may have panned out better in feature length films. “The Raft,” in particular, would have been a great 80’s teen monster movie in the vein of the remake of “The Blob” that would roll into theaters a year later. Taken for what it is, though, this sequel is like a bag of Halloween candy — some hits, some misses, but certainly worth the time regardless.

  • adriana-albu
    adriana albu

    Creepshow 2 was released in 1987 and was directed by George Romero’s regular cinematographer Michael Gornick. Gornick, who was a late replacement for the original director FX maestro Tiom Savini, cut his directorial teeth on several episodes of Laurel’s Tales From The Darkside and was a natural choice to make the film. He does a commendable job with what is clearly a modest budget and three stories that are not as engaging, gripping and frightening as those available to Romero in his original 1982 film.Only one of the three stories has been previously published, the other two being originals devised for the film by Stephen King and scripted by Romero. The first story is called Old Chief Woodenhead and stars Hollywood veterans George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour. It concerns a wooden storefront statue of an old Indian chief that comes to life to avenge the death of two elderly people by a gang of youths. It is the least impressive of the three tales but retains a certain ghoulish charm.The second story is The Raft. Originally published in King’s 1985 short story collection Skeleton Crew (with a slightly different ending). The segment is about four scantily-clad teenagers who arrive at a deserted lake, late one summer, for an afternoon swim but find that something thoroughly unpleasant is waiting for them. The special effects are well below par with King himself commenting that the monster in the lake looks something like “a dirty old man’s raincoat”. However, this episodes’s grim punchline would make The Cryptkeeper himself chuckle with approval.The third and probably best story is The Hitchhiker and stars Louis (Moonraker) Chiles as a bored, rich housewife who regularly enjoys the services of a handsome gigolo. On her way home from such an encounter she accidentally runs over a young Hitchhiker (played by stuntman Tom Wright) killing him instantly. Terrrified by the consequences of her actions she quickly leaves the scene of the accident. However, a few miles down the road she sees the Hitchhiker, bloodied and amazingly returned to life, limping towards her. To reveal any more would be to dampen this segment’s sick delights but I will say that it features a neat cameo by King himself as a foul-mouthed truck driver.A fourth story called Pinfall was planned for the movie but later dropped due to the faltering budget. It concerned an overweight band of beer-chugging bowlers that are murdered by a rival bowling team and come back from the dead for revenge in true EC style. Its a shame we will never get to see this story but it is very close in theme and structure to both Oldf Chief Woodenhead and The Hitchhiker.All in all, Creepshow 2 is worth a look and remains a guilty pleasure of mine that I have enjoyed with alarming regularity over the years. It may not be up to the standards set by the first Creepshow but there are more painful ways to spend an evening. Ask The Hitchhiker…

  • samantha-williams
    samantha williams

    While, ‘Creepshow 2’ directed by Michael Gornick is not the scariest movie out there, based upon the short stories by author Stephen King. I do have to say, this American live-action/animated horror taken from tales from King’s 1985’s collection book, ‘Skeleton Crew’ ,can still give you, goosebumps, while watching it. Without spoiling, too much of the scares, like the original horror movie, ‘Creepshow 2’, was supposed to have, five short stories adapted from author Stephen King, being told, during the course of the film. However, due to budgetary reasons, two of the stories, ‘Pinfall’ & “Cat from Hell’, were scrapped; with the latter, being filmed for 1990’s ‘Tales from the Darkside: The Movie’. Instead, the movie went with three stories structure with “Old Chief Wooden Head’ on the helm, ‘The Raft’ as the meat of the story, and ‘The Hitchhiker’ being the climax. While, this story structure might sound right to some critics, since the first tale is most developed of all the three stories, had the longest sequence in the film and on the surface level, the most controversial story facade of the three, since it deals with Native Americans. I still believe, there is still a problem with having it, display in the forefront. First off, the story about a wooden Indian decor, taking revenge on some unlikeable robbers for killing his cigar store, owner, Mr. Ray Spruce (George Kennedy) was pretty bland and somewhat boring. It’s no 1980 ‘Shining’. It’s just another simple minded revenge story. Nothing really smart or scary about it. I was really hoping for a Golem like, complexity feel to the story, but it just felt safe & disappointing with the sequence being not really gory with most of the kills being off-screen, and the visuals, not being challenging. Still, I do have to say, the acting throughout it, was good, and the story does leave the audience with a feel good moment, even if the action is somewhat cheesy and silly. However, it wasn’t nothing worth, putting as the first sequence in the film. I thought, the story would makes more sense for it to be the climax, as it allows the audience to leave, with a somewhat cheering moment, seeing how the other two stories have, very obnoxious protagonists. Since the movie didn’t do that, the rest of the film really leaves a sour taste in the audience mouth. That brings us to ‘the Raft’, a story about a group of very unlikeable teenagers, getting trapped on a floating raft, when they discover a carnivorous mysterious blob that looks like an oil slick in the lake, surrounding them. Unlike the first story, I kinda dig this concept. It reminds me of the isolation horrors genre films like 2016’s ‘the Shallows’ mixed with the style of 1990’s ‘Tremors’. Just wish, it expanded the story, not by exposing the origins of the creature, but showing the madness of the characters slowly developing, while being trapped on the raft, like the source material. It really could been, a strong environmental & psychological message if it wanted to. Still, it not, a big deal. The only problem with this sequence story, I really had, against it, was how dumb-down & awful, the characters, were. Why would one of the character accept to grope, another character, during a tense moment, while being trapped on the raft!? It makes no sense. Another problem with this sequence is the acting. Daniel Beer as Randy AKA Poncho is one of the worst actors, I have, ever witness in a horror movie. He really does destroy, the tone of this sequence. I can’t help, laughing, how bad, his reactions were. Yet, unlike ‘Old Chief Wooden Head’, I was not disappointing with the visuals here. While, the creature look like, a rain-out, trash bag. It still look somewhat scary. Also, the oily deaths were very gruesome and the suspense was equally, worth the punch. Even the ending was somewhat clever with the sign and the creature being able to go onto land was a lot better, than the generic and clichés story ending, we got, with ‘the Hitchhiker’. This story was, by far, the most, bland of all of the three, with the protagonist, Annie Lansing (Lois Chiles), accidentally kills a hitchhiker with her car, only to be haunted later, by him, on her way home. It was hardly scary. The only scary part of the sequence, was seeing Stephen King cameo as a truck driver. It’s very surreal to see, seeing him, here, seeing how he would end up, get run over, in 1999 in similar fashion. It almost seem like he wrote his own prophecy of attempted demise with stories such as this, and other novels like 1987’s ‘misery’ & 1983’s ‘Christine’. Sadly it was ruin, by how silly & unrealistic, the driving scenes were, and how cheesy, the one liners, was being spoken. Sadly, this sequence was lot more cartoony, than the animation sequences, featuring a kid fighting off, bullies with giant Venus flytraps that were intermixed as prologue, interlude, & epilogue. Despite that, at least, the animation sequences were well-drawn. I just wish, the post-credit scene wasn’t there, as it kinda ruins the illusion of the comic book movie with its preachy, safe message about not blaming comic books for juvenile delinquency. I guess, this was added, after parents complain about the first movie, being too violent and gory. It just didn’t fit. Nevertheless, ‘Creepshow 2’ just didn’t performed as well, as the first movie. There were far too little thrills, and even fewer appeal to intelligence to be a great film. At least, it was better than the unofficial sequel, ‘Creepshow 3’ in 2006, which had no involvement from Stephen King or producer, George Romero. That film was horrible. In the end, while, this movie might be below average. I still think it’s worth checking out, at least, once. After all, there is no business, like show business.

  • susan-perry
    susan perry

    Hate to say it guys, but I liked this one better. One was good, but this one is so silly, so comical at times, that I just loved it. If you’re unfamiliar with the format, there are 3 short stories featured here. Up first is a wooden indian that adorns the front of a general store, coming to life to kill the goons who gunned down his owners. Holt McCallany is very strong as the foul mouthed leader of the gang. And the way he gets his…hoo boy. Number two has a man-eating oil slick(?) snacking on teens on a wooden raft. And most people are right when they say it looks like a big hefty bag. And a moment that will have you rolling, and that will give teenage boys ideas and have men remembering fondly when they may have done it, is where the surviving guy takes a peek under the surviving girls sweater. Good to see where this dudes priorities are; two of his friends are dead, he’s nearly been killed, and he decides its a good time to look at boobies. I loved it. But my absolute favorite of both Creepshow films is the hitchhiker story. It’s so hysterically unrealistic that it still makes me laugh all these years later. With Lois Chiles mind-losing dialogue, and the dead guys constant “thanks for the ride, lady!” I can’t imagine a funnier, more exciting short story than that. In a perfect world Tom Wright, who played the hitchhiker, wouldda been nominated for an Oscar. Also a high five to the campy look of the film, with all three films set in the middle of nowhere, one at sea, one (mostly) in the woods. A lot of fun I say, though most hated this one.

  • aleksandrs-eglitis
    aleksandrs eglitis

    As sequels go, quite good. The three (Not five, budgetary reason) tales are fun (and surprisingly scary). The acting is okay, including a few good performances. The tales, which I will now rate, all have gore, fun, and scares. The first segment: “Old Chief Wooden-head” is an old-fashion revenge story. It has a slow and mysterious build, but with enough action to keep things interesting. Acting-wise this episode does okay, nothing too great, but pretty good. The effects in this episode are a little wooden (no pun intended) but capture the essence of the menacing but slow-moving monsters of 50s media. The second episode, “The Raft” Again, okay acting but nothing great. But the blob monster ranges from looking real enough to looking kinda horrible (mostly in the earlier shots). Stephen King was at least somewhat right when he described the monster as an “old rug”. Despite that, this episode still dishes out some good scares and creepy gore. The third installment is the scariest one. Good acting, scary scenes, and scary gore. In all Creepshow 2 is worthy (but not equal to) the original.