Creepshow 2
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

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"George Romero contributes the screenplay this time, basing it on some tastefully selected Stephen King morsels."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"The episodes are marginally interesting, but each is a little too long. And each could be fully explained in a one-sentence synopsis."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"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."
‑ Eric Henderson, House Next Door
"A satisfying follow-up that retains the same macabre yet spirited tone."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Ultimately, the hitchhiker's immortal catchphrase "thanks for the ride, lady" is just another way of saying "Yessuh, massuh.""
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Part of the problem is that King's short stories simply work better in print."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"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."
‑ , Film4
"It's filled out with a shoddy, animated wraparound sequence and it's all dropped in the hands of an inexperienced director, Michael Cornick."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"One of these was more than enough."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"In the realm of anthology horror, you could do a lot worse. I'm looking at you "Tales from the Hood.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you already know and love Creepshow, the sequel's something you'll probably a Jaws 2 or Halloween 2 kind of way."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Monsters At Play
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