It’s been a while since I’ve
checked out the original “Creepshow”, so I won't be able to compare the
two flicks but I do remember digging it though. As for this sequel? Well,
I’m stuck in the middle with it. Let me break this bitch down.
The story that plays out in between the horror tales isn’t all that. The
live action sequences with The Creep (played by Tom Savini having a
blast!) are amusing enough but the animated segments are guilty of three of
the heaviest charges: they aren’t interesting, they aren’t funny and
they aren’t gross. The animated bits feel rushed and more thought should
have been put into them. I dub the wraparound segments: Zzzzzz
OLD CHIEF WOODN’HEAD:
In a way, it's way kool that this is the first story to hit the screen, because
it's freaking boring and once done, it's out of the way. This
predictable tale of revenge via an Indian statue that comes to life is
half set up (with putrid dialogue and very BAD acting) and half piss poor
payoff (plays out like a slasher film but with sloppy gore and
unfulfilling kills). When all was said and done, I was happy to see the
story come to an end. Man, was that hard to sit through! NOTE: I’m so
thrilled that the 80’s trend of slapping in the token fat guy is gone.
In this story, there’s this dude affectionately called “Fat Fuck” by
his peers and he got on my freaking nerves! A bad actor and a disgusting
character. I dub this story: POOR
This is the film’s sucker punch. I remember reading the story in
King’s "Night Shift" and being horrified; and this adaptation does it justice.
The tale follows four horny teens that go swimming in a lake where a man-eating “garbage bag” looking creature is chilling out.
has genuine tension, hilarious characters (the muscle head in his
“Speedo” wuz dope), some harsh kills (I won't say a thing), a tight
pace and a satisfying ending. The story balances horror and humor
perfectly and even manages to slap in a gratuitous tit scene just for the
heck of it. I do have one plot hole for which I need an answer though: How the
fuck did muscle boy get that joint on the raft? Where did he put it for it
not to get wet when he swam there? Up his corn-hole? I have to know!
Jokes aside, this segment is the best of the lot and definitely woke me up! I dub this story:
THE HITCHHIKER: This last
segment falls somewhere in the middle. The story is about some greedy, adulteress broad who hits a
hitchhiker on her drive home and then gets hunted by his ghost/zombie or
whatever the hell he is. On the plus side, Lois Chiles (Annie) delivers a
funny, engaging performance and her dialogue had me smirking. This tale
also had the most gore and had this one witty one-liner that is repeated over
and over again by the un-dead dude. I guess the story’s biggest flaw is
its redundancy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed seeing that dead hitcher
get all kinds of beatings but at a certain point, it felt like the same
thing being done over and over again. Yes, the levels of the situation do
escalate but it's still the same damn thing for 20 minutes. I dub this
So what’s the verdict? "Creepshow 2" is okay but considering the talent behind the film, it’s
somewhat disappointing. They could’ve done much, much better! Let's give
The Creep a beating!