Creepshow 2

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"When the curtain goes up, the terror begins."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.0  (28,088)
  • 39

Creepshow 2 is a horror anthology film from 1987 that follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, the original Creepshow from 1982. The film consists of three short stories, all written by horror legend Stephen King and directed by Michael Gornick. George A. Romero, who directed the first Creepshow film, serves as executive producer for this entry in the series.

The movie begins with a wraparound story called "Old Chief Wood'nhead." It takes place in a small town in the southwestern United States where a general store owned by Ray and Martha Spruce has fallen on hard times. The Spruces are visited by a local Native American tribe who offer them a gift to repay a debt. The gift is a wooden statue of an Indian chief, and the Spruces place it outside their store.

Things take a dark turn when a group of thieves from the nearby town of Dead River decide to rob the Spruces' store. The thieves, led by a man named Sam Whitemoon, shoot and kill the elderly couple before robbing the store. However, they soon discover that the wooden statue outside has come to life, and it seeks revenge on anyone who has wronged the Spruces.

The second story is called "The Raft," and it follows four college students who decide to take a swim in a secluded lake. They find a wooden raft in the middle of the lake and decide to swim out to it. However, they soon discover that there is a mysterious creature lurking in the water, and it has its sights set on them.

The final story is called "The Hitchhiker," and it tells the story of a wealthy and unfaithful woman named Annie Lansing. After a night with her lover, Annie is driving home in the dark when she accidentally hits and kills a hitchhiker. In a panic, she drives away from the scene of the accident, but she soon realizes that the hitchhiker is somehow still alive and is now stalking her.

Overall, Creepshow 2 is a solid horror anthology film that should satisfy fans of the genre. While it may not be as strong as the original Creepshow, it still features some memorable moments and plenty of scares. The wraparound story is particularly effective, thanks in large part to a strong performance by actor George Kennedy as the voice of the titular wooden chief.

The special effects in the film are mostly practical and hold up fairly well, even after more than 30 years. The creature in "The Raft" is particularly impressive, and the Hitchhiker's repeated appearances have a haunting quality to them.

The film also has a strong sense of atmosphere, particularly in the "Old Chief Wood'nhead" and "The Hitchhiker" segments. The southwestern setting of the former is particularly effective, and the film uses its location to great effect in establishing a sense of isolation and dread.

However, the film does have some flaws. The pacing can be uneven at times, particularly in the "The Raft" segment, which takes a long time to get going. Additionally, the characters in the stories can be somewhat one-dimensional, which can make it difficult to care about their fates.

Despite these flaws, Creepshow 2 is a fun and creepy horror anthology that should satisfy fans of the genre. With Stephen King's signature macabre storytelling and some strong performances and special effects, this film is a worthy successor to the original Creepshow.

Creepshow 2 is a 1987 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    6.0  (28,088)
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