Creepshow 2 (1987)

Creepshow 2 (1987, USA) C-89m. ** D: Michael Gornick. Starring Lois Chiles, George Kennedy, Tom Savini, Dorothy Lamour, David Holbrook, Stephen King. Barely okay sequel to the 1982 movie features more of the same, three horror tales, framed by story of a young boy who has bought a Creepshow comic book. In the first tale, elderly shop owner Kennedy gets help from a wooden Indian come-to-life, in the second, four young vacationers are under attack by a strange water creature/amoeba, and in the last, a hit-and-run accident turns a hitchhiker into a zombie. First and last stories are labored but okay, the second one is outright stupid. The special effects are the only reason to watch this film - so it's strictly for genre fans. Scripted by George A. Romero (director Gornick was his cinematographer for DAWN OF THE DEAD) and Stephen King.


© Ron Altman