Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day 30: Creepshow 2 (1987)



Creepshow 2 is the often overlooked sequel to the 1982 anthology horror film.  This film once again brings together masters of horror Stephen King, George Romero and Tom Savini to give us 3 horror shorts of creeptacular fun.  While not overall as strong as the original, this one still packs a punch.  "The Raft" is the strongest of the 3 shorts and showcases a horrible oil monster that eats some rowdy teens.  "Old Chief Wood'nhead" is a story that deals with the ramifications of when some hoodlums decide to rob a kindly old store owner.  "The Hitchhiker" is a cautionary tale about what happens if you're involved in a hit and run.  Pro tip...never run.  The gore effects in this one are quite good and generally anthology films are pretty fun.  These 3 shorts are bookended by a story about our friend Billy and told in animation to match the old pulp comic vibe.  It's wonderfully done and really a lot of fun.  If you've seen the original Creepshow and for some reason haven't taken the time to check this one, watch it.  It's a fun time with just the right amount of creeps!

Our Rating:  3/5


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