29 July 2014

Creepshow 2 (1987)
89 min.
Directed by Michael Gornick.
With Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour, Tom Savini, Tom Wright, Daniel Beer, Stephen King.
Rather underrated sequel to Creepshow (1982) holds its own in our esteem.

In Old Chief Wooden Head, a quaint general goods store in the southwest is robbed, and its ma and pa owners brutally massacred. No problem. The carved-wooden Indian standing guard outside the store comes to life (in true Ray Harryhausen-style) and goes on the warpath to avenge his dead "parents"! An excellent segment.

The second story - The Raft - tells what should have been a peaceful, sunny afternoon for four teens who camp out on a raft in a tranquil lake: until a strange 1950s -style oil slick monster traps them on the water.

The final segment - The Hitchhiker - has Lois Chiles tormented by a hitchhiker she accidently slaughtered, an undead lowlife intent on making her feel guilty...at any cost.

Not a bad horror trilogy by any means, and a decent followup to the original 1982 installment.

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