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Creepshow 2 (1987)



Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

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This less-satisfying sequel to the 1982 George A. Romero/Stephen King anthology presents a new trio of King stories, framed in a similar EC Comics-style format -- this time featuring some rather lackluster animated segments involving horror-host "The Creep," who introduces each chapter with pun-heavy gallows humor. The stories vary widely in quality: first there's "Old Chief Wood'nhead," involving a cigar-store Indian who quite literally guards the entrance to an old general store and comes to



George A. Romero

Mar 26, 2001

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George Romero contributes the screenplay this time, basing it on some tastefully selected Stephen King morsels.

July 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Tied together with some humdrum animated sequences, three vignettes on offer obviously were produced on the absolute cheap, and are deficient in imagination and scare quotient.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Just as you can't judge a '50s comic book by its lurid cover, so you can't judge a cheapo, three-part film by its sources.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The episodes are marginally interesting, but each is a little too long. And each could be fully explained in a one-sentence synopsis.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Part of the problem is that King's short stories simply work better in print.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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In the realm of anthology horror, you could do a lot worse. I'm looking at you "Tales from the Hood."

October 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Aims to recapture the original's seamless pastiche (it's an imitation of an imitation) and fails. But it has an easily digestible, junky sense of humor about it.

July 17, 2012 Full Review Source: House Next Door
House Next Door

The film does at least have a rich visual palette and some well drawn (if distinctly unfunny) animated sequences that play in between each segment. These factors are small compensation for everything else, however.

July 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Film4

Whereas Romero's approach to this material is distinctly tongue-in-cheek, Gornick makes the mistake of giving the stories a straightforward treatment that merely heightens their inherent weakness.

July 12, 2010 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A satisfying follow-up that retains the same macabre yet spirited tone.

October 30, 2008 Full Review Source:

It's filled out with a shoddy, animated wraparound sequence and it's all dropped in the hands of an inexperienced director, Michael Cornick.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Comment (1)
Combustible Celluloid

If you already know and love Creepshow, the sequel's something you'll probably a Jaws 2 or Halloween 2 kind of way.

October 21, 2004 Full Review Source: Monsters At Play
Monsters At Play

Ultimately, the hitchhiker's immortal catchphrase "thanks for the ride, lady" is just another way of saying "Yessuh, massuh."

September 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Comments (3)
Slant Magazine

One of these was more than enough.

April 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Creepshow 2

Despite the cheap production values and the subpar animation that serves as the comics-come-to-life wrap-around thread, this is a very amusing collection of three competent stories, with the first one being only average and the following two more interesting and entertaining.
July 21, 2014

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Stephen King and Romero are back for more tales of terror hosted by 'The Creep', again the film is bookended by a short story that starts off as live action but then transforms into that eerie cartoon style that looks so good in the Creepshow films.

The stories again are a mixed bag this time not with quite as great a cast line up as before but we do have George Kennedy this time.

First up is a story of an old wooden Indian Chief statue coming to life to get revenge on the youths who killed the old owners of a general store where the Indian is on display. Kennedy is in this story and it is a good one with a nice revenge plot but it is predictable, nice effects on the wooden Chief though.

Second story is slightly better than the first with a group of teens stuck on a raft in the middle of a lake because an oil slick type monster that is devouring them one by one. Nice spooky idea that, despite the monster looking like a flat pancake floating on the water, works well especially effects wise when the teens are sucked under by the creature.

Last story is the weakest and simply involves a woman hitting a hitchhiker with her car and the hitcher coming back to haunt her for the rest of her journey. Pretty lame predictable plot which must have inspired 'I What You Did Last Summer'.

A slightly better selection of short stories over the original minus the good cast but still nothing really outstanding or as memorable as 'Twilight' or 'Darkside', still I must admit I like this old Creepshow flicks very much, love that 80's US halloween style.
April 5, 2014

Super Reviewer

A really poor collection of 3 short horror stories. All looking very outdated and silly, the acting is terrible apart from George Kennedy in the first story. The 2nd and 3rd stories barely have a plot to mention. The animation inbetween is rather poor as well, should have stuck with Tom Savini in the mask, rather than the cartoon. There are much better horror anthologies out there!
October 12, 2011

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    1. The Creep: There's a lesson for you kiddies. Never pick up hitch-hikers, on the hood of your car (chuckles).
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Annie Lansing: (talking to herself again) What happened, Mrs. Lansing?Oh, I ran over some guy and over and over and over and over and...
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. The Hitchhiker: (as a zombie) How are you doing lady? Thanks, thanks for the ride!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Annie Lansing: (after thinking she saw the guy she killed on the road) You're seeing things, bitch. You can't live with it.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Annie's Lover: I do my job well. I expect to be paid well. Now, come on. I counted six orgasms. And you probably had others, silently, so I wouldn't get a swelled head.
    2. Annie Lansing: You charge by the orgasm?
    3. Annie's Lover: Good idea. Maybe I should. Then I'd have something to work for.
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Deke: (after the blob goes underneath the raft) Hey! What is this sh*t, Poncho? It looks like it's going under the raft.
    2. Laverne: Did it go under us? Did it go under the raft? Is it under us?
    3. Deke: Yeah, and I'm gonna swim for it. Right now!
    4. Laverne: No! Don't leave us here! Don't!
    5. Deke: I'm fast and I can make it. You've gotta go while it's under the raft. (The blob eats his foot) AAaaaahhhhhhh!
    – Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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