Creepshow 2
Creepshow 2 (1987)

Horror writer, Stephen King was behind some of the terror in this horror anthology comprised of three not-very-creepy-but-kind-of-fun-anyway supernatural tales. In the first story, "Old Chief Wood'nhead" a cigar-store Indian… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

George Romero contributes the screenplay this time, basing it on some tastefully selected Stephen King morsels.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The episodes are marginally interesting, but each is a little too long. And each could be fully explained in a one-sentence synopsis.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

In the realm of anthology horror, you could do a lot worse. I'm looking at you "Tales from the Hood."

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Variety Staff

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.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Part of the problem is that King's short stories simply work better in print.

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Eric Henderson
House Next Door

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Jonathan Hatfull

1987's Creepshow 2 never matches the heights of its predecessor, but those looking for more of the original's blend of throwback comic book chills and gory shocks should give this loving restoration from 88 Films a look.

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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Stephen King and Romero are back for more tales of terror hosted by 'The Creep', again the film is bookended by a short story that starts off as live… More
Dean King
A really poor collection of 3 short horror stories. All looking very outdated and silly, the acting is terrible apart from George Kennedy in the first story.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Despite the cheap production values and the subpar animation that serves as the comics-come-to-life wrap-around thread, this is a very amusing collection of… More
Gregory Dark
The segment with the lake partying teens is a favorite of mine. I watched it as a child and it left an impression. As an adult Ive re-watched it and found it… More
Jason Owens
Loved the first, and loved this one too. Not sure which I like better, considering I saw the original over a decade ago. I believe through the years, this one… More
Alex roy
I had heard terrible things about this film and that it didn't hold a candle to the original. Many people said the film was lame and not worth watching. I… More