Thursday, December 20, 2007

Creepshow 2

Creepshow 2 (1987)

Directed by: Michael Gornick
Written by: George Romero, based on short stories by Stephen King
Starring: George Kennedy, Daniel Beer, Lois Chiles, Dorothy Lamour, Jeremy Green, Tom Wright, Holt McCallany, Paul Satterfield, Frank Salsedo, Page Hannah, Tom Savini, Stephen King

Okay, been busy with holiday stuff, but I'm near finished (hopefully) now, and I can get back to writing about crap. Ahhh. Thank God. Anyway, haven't been online in a long time, so I probably missed some stuff, but I'll try to catch up.

Anyway, this would be the sequel to the anthology Creepshow, featuring only three stories this time (rip off). Whereas the first one was pretty lame but somewhat amusing, this one was just kinda sad.

Not only were the stories dorky and moralistic, the acting wasn't great (this may have been due to the script as well) and the music was ear-bustingly awful.

Okay, the first story "Old Chief Woodenhead" concerns an old couple running a convenience store in a dead town. Nobody is coming to the store anymore. Aw man. But the American spirit perseveres and they try to power through no matter what happens. Anyway, they get murdered by the badass of the Reservation. And then the wooden statue outside the store comes to life and gets revenge. Cool.

Okay, second one is called "The Raft" and is about a bunch of teens who go out to have sex and smoke pot on a raft in the middle of the lake, but get attacked by some kind of sea blob. Actually, I think it was a tarp. Creeped me out a little bit only because I've been in that situation (not the smoking pot/having sex part, but the being trapped on an island by a flesh eating sea monster).

"The Hitchhiker" is about a woman who runs over a hitcher in her haste to get home (she's having an affair and doesn't want her husband to find out). Anyway, the dead hitchhiker, naturally, comes after her for revenge.

Yeah, that one was okay too. They just put the crappy one at the beginning. And the music... man it sucked. And the animated segments were lame. And Tom Savini looked like an asshole in that big rubber mask. The mock-cryptkeeper banter was also annoying. And half of it made no sense at all.

So yeah, pretty much sucked


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