Creepshow 2

Creepshow 2

Lois Chiles
Director: Michael Gornick Cast: Lois Chiles
Lois Chiles
, George Kennedy
George Kennedy
, Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
Michael Gornick


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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 life to avenge the murders of the elderly couple (George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour) who owned it. The middle segment, "The Raft," features a group of obnoxious teenagers stranded on a raft in the middle of a lake at the mercy of a murderous oil slick which looks like a bunch of plastic garbage bags stitched together. Both of these suffer in comparison to the closing segment, "The Hitchhiker," in which a bored, promiscuous socialite (Lois Chiles) mows down a hitchhiker who refuses to stay dead, returning again and again to torment her at every turn, rasping "Thanks for the ride, lady!" Despite its strengths -- a livelier pace, some creatively gory set pieces -- this is a much cheaper-looking effort than its predecessor, with the deft guidance of Romero conspicuously absent (long-time collaborator Michael Gornick took up the directorial reins); as a result, King's gross-out sensibilities don't come off as well. Makeup maestro Tom Savini appears in heavy makeup as a live-action version of The Creep, and King pops in for a bit part as a redneck trucker.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2016
UPC: 0760137960485
Original Release: 1987
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 13,121

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Michael Gornick Poncho's Last Ride - a brand new interview with actor Daniel Beer The Road to Dover - a brand new interview with actor Tom Wright Screenplay for a Sequel - an interview with screenwriter George A. Romero Tales from the Creep - an interview with actor and make-up artist Tom Savini Nightmares in Foam Rubber - archive featurette on the special effects of Creepshow 2, including interviews with FX artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero My Friend Rick - Berger on his special effects mentor Rick Baker Behind-the-scenes footage Image gallery Trailers & TV spots Original screenplay (BD-ROM content)

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