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Film: Creepshow 2
The sequel to the classic 1982 horror anthology Creepshow is a bit of a mixed bag. A smaller budget lowered the number of stories from five to three, and they also couldn't afford to do as many of the "comic book effects" as they had on the first movie.

The aforementioned three stories are:

  1. Old Chief Wood'nhead - Ray and Martha Spruce run a general store in the town of Dead River, when a delinquent Navajo teen, Sam Whitemoon, and his hoodlum friends rob them and kill them. Sam and his buddies think they got away, but Old Chief Woodn'head, the cigar store Indian Ray has kept all these years, comes alive and decides to scalp himself some ornery teenagers.
  2. The Raft - College students Deke, Randy, Laverne and Rachel head to isolated Cascade Lake to smoke weed and get freaky on a wooden raft, only to find themselves preyed upon by a flesh-eating muck monster that covers the surface of the water like a malignant oil slick.
  3. The Hitchhiker - Wealthy and spoiled Anne Lansing is cheating on her husband, George, and in her effort to beat him home one night so he won't get suspicious, Anne speeds and winds up running down an innocent hitchhiker. Rather than stay and take responsibility for her actions, Anne chooses to flee the moment she sees other cars approaching. The other people (including, ironically, George) don't notice her because they stop to try and help the hitchhiker, who has unfortunately died. Anne is confident she got away undetected, but soon finds herself relentlessly pursued by the undead hitchhiker, who really, really wants a ride. Enough to kill for it.


Tropes used in this film:

  • Asshole Victim: But of course! Sam Whitemoon and his two goons in Old Chief Wood'nhead, arguably everyone except Rachel in The Raft, and Anne in The Hitchhiker.
  • Between My Legs: Used in a shot during the end of the movie, shortly before the flytraps appear.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts
  • Back from the Dead: The nameless hitchhiker.
  • Car Fu: How Annie tries to dispatch of the zombie hitchhiker, with the assistance of a tree.
  • Death by Irony: Sam Whitemoon really values his head of hair, and even says it's going to get him "paid and laid. He's scalped by Old Chief Wood'nhead.
  • Deranged Animation: All the characters in the animated bumper segments, especially the blond boy Billy.
  • Facial Horror: By the time the Hitchhiker finally settles the score with Anne, all that's left of his face is extremely bloody mulch with two eyeballs dangling down from their sockets.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The end of The Raft reveals that there was a No Swimming sign right next to their car. Somewhat justified, since said object was covered by bushes, but the audience could reasonably see it, so could the characters. Then again, it's doubtful they would have heeded it.
  • Groin Attack: Inflicted by Billy to the lead bully with a kick that most place-kickers would envy.
  • Idiot Ball: Randy in The Raft. For most of the segment, he's the only Genre Savvy person around, taking immediate alarm of the blob when it first appears. Then he inexplicably does some really stupid things that get both he and LaVerne killed.
  • Immune to Bullets: Old Chief Wood'nhead gets blasted at least once by Sam's shotgun; it doesn't even phase the chief.
    • The hitchhiker, being undead, has this too.
  • Karmic Death: Sam is very vain about his hair in Old Chief Wood'nhead. Care to guess how the titular chief kills him?
    • Randy in The Raft is fairly smart and likable up until he molests LaVerne in her sleep instead of waking her up so she can be on guard against the blob, which directly leads to her death and keeps us from feeling sorry for his dumb ass when the blob gets him, too.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The Chief vandalizes Andy's Cool Car before killing him.
  • Magical Native American: Benjamin Whitemoon.
  • Muck Monster
  • Mythology Gag: In The Raft, Laverne wears a Horlicks University t-shirt. Horlicks University was the college in The Crate in the first film.
  • Nice Hat: Ben Whitemoon sports one.
  • Outside Ride: Happens twice to the zombie hitchhiker: one ride on the roof with his hand pinned by the sunroof, the other a ride on the hood after he crawls up from underneath the undercarriage, leading to the Car Fu moment above.
  • Pungeon Master: The Creeper in the animated host segments.
    Creeper: It's amazing that you boors and ghouls keep coming back for more. You must be gluttons for pun-ishment!
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Old Chief Wood'nhead.
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: Andy's death by tomahawk in "Old Chief Wood'nhead."
  • Shout-Out: "Spruce" is Tabitha King's maiden name.
  • Slasher Smile: Billy, when the venus flytraps eat the bullies
    "They eat meat!"
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: 'The Hitchhiker's rampage is accompanied by music that's less 'scary' than 'completely rocking out'.
    • The final few minutes of the theme over the closing credits do not belong in a horror movie.
  • The Savage Indian: Old Chief Wood'nhead, and with good reason.
  • The Savage South: Where Old Chief Wood'nhead resides.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Sam Whitemoon and his buddies.
  • Tempting Fate: When you are only six inches out of the water, don't taunt the flesh-devouring abomination unless you are 100% sure it can't come on shore.
  • Vanity License Plate: Anne's Mercedes and George's BMW ('LANSING 1' and 'LANSING 2')
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The small, redheaded bully disappears at some point just before his buddies get themselves devoured by gigantic Venus Flytraps.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Part of what kickstarts the plot of "The Hitch-Hiker" is Annie's race to get home from her lover's house before her husband does, leading to the death of the hitchhiker.

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alternative title(s): Creepshow 2
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