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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 (George Kennedy) and Martha Spruce (Dorothy Lamour, in her final film appearance) are the elderly owners and operators of a general store in the dying town of Dead River, Arizona. Part of the store's decor includes Old Chief Wood'nhead, a cigar store Indian that Ray has owned for at least 30 years, who he treats like he would an old friend. The Spruces debate on whether or not to close their store upon observing the deteriorating state of their town, when Benjamin Whitemoon (Frank Salsedo) an elder from a local Native American tribe, offers them a bag of turquoise jewelry, his people's sacred treasures, as collateral for the debt the tribe has incurred. That night, Benjamin's ne'er-do-well delinquent nephew, Sam Whitemoon (Holt McCallany), along with his hoodlum friends, the wealthy Andy "Rich Boy" Cavanaugh (Don Harvey) and the gluttonous Vince "Fat Stuff" Gribbens (David Holbrook) rob the Spruces' store. After looting the register for what little money it has, Sam forces Ray and Martha at gunpoint to give him the sacred jewelry. The Spruces refuse and are tragically killed by Sam, who plans to run away to Hollywood, hoping to become famous thanks to his long, dark hair. After the delinquents leave, Old Chief Woodn'head comes to life, going on a bloody rampage to avenge the Spruces.
  2. "The Raft" — Deke (Paul Satterfield), Randy (Daniel Beer), Laverne (Jeremy Green), and Rachel (Page Hannah) are four fun-loving, pot-smoking college kids who are driving out to Cascade Beach, a hotspot far from civilization, for a dip in the lake. They also hope that a leftover from the summer, a wooden raft, will still be out on the lake at this time of year. After discovering that the raft is indeed out on the lake, the kids attempt to swim out to it so they can keep smoking weed and get freaky on it. While swimming to the raft, Randy notices a duck getting dragged under the water by an unseen force, and urges his friends to swim to the raft faster. Once all four kids are on the raft, they manage to get a look at what it was that Randy's been worrying about: a large black blob reminiscent of an oil slick floating on the surface of the water. They also find out that the blob's hunger isn't limited to ducks when it latches onto Rachel, pulls her into the lake, and digests her alive. Now frightened out of their minds, and realizing that there's a very low chance they'll be rescued anytime soon, the remaining three kids are forced to stay on the raft, unless they want to be the blob's next meal. Adapted from a short story of the same name from Skeleton Crew.
  3. "The Hitchhiker" — Annie Lansing (Lois Chiles) is a wealthy and spoiled woman who is cheating on her attorney husband George (Richard Park) with a gigolo. After a power outage resets the gigolo's alarm clock, Annie discovers that she has only 15 minutes until George gets home, and ends up in a race to beat him there so he won't get suspicious. After an ember from the cigarette she was smoking falls onto her lap, Annie loses control of her car and winds up running down an innocent hitchhiker (Tom Wright). Rather than stay and take responsibility for her act, Annie chooses to flee the scene the moment she sees other cars approaching. The other people who try to help the hitchhiker, including a couple, a trucker (Stephen King), and George (who reports the incident to the police) don't notice her as they try to help the hitchhiker, who has unfortunately died. After rationalizing her options, Annie is confident she got away undetected, but soon finds the hitchhiker she killed standing outside her car window, the undead man thanking her for the ride. Annie spends a good chunk of time navigating her car through the woods, being relentlessly pursued by the reanimated hitchhiker, who clings to the car whenever he can. She also tries to kill the hitchhiker herself, shooting him, running him over, and repeatedly slamming him into a tree. Unfortunately, while all of these tactics only cause him to become more and more mangled, they don't end up killing the hitchhiker, who really wants his ride.

    The film also has a partly-animated Framing Device featuring the Creep and a boy named Billy (whose shares a name with the boy in the first film) who has a run in with some bullies.

Tropes used in this film:

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  • Asshole Victim: Continuing from the first film, there are certainly quite a few victims worthy of supernatural vengeance. Sam and his goons in "Old Chief Wood'nhead", everyone except Rachel in "The Raft", and Annie in "The Hitchhiker", not to mention the bullies from the Framing Device. Really, the only people who ''don't count would be Ray and Martha, the kindly elderly couple who get murdered in the first segment.
  • Author Appeal: Keeping in touch with King's works, the frame story and "The Hitchhiker" are set in Maine, whereas the previous film had no stories set there.
  • Horror Host: The Creep, who is a more active and visible character than in the first movie.
  • Immune to Bullets:
    • Old Chief Wood'nhead gets blasted by Sam's shotgun. The shot doesn't even faze him.
    • The undead hitchhiker shrugs off all six shots from Annie's magnum.
  • Karmic Death:
    • Sam is very vain about his hair in "Old Chief Wood'nhead". Care to guess how the 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 him when the blob gets him, too.
  • Pungeon Master: The Creep loves peppering his speech with horror-related puns throughout the film.
    The Creep: It's amazing that you boors and ghouls keep coming back for more. You must be gluttons for pun-ishment!
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Spruce", Martha and Ray's last name, is Tabitha King's maiden name.
    • If you look closely at the headboard of the bed at the start of "the Hitchhiker", you can see a couple of Stephen King's novels, particularly a copy of IT.
    • Throughout "Old Chief Wood'nhead", the Cisco Kid episode "Convict Story" can be seen playing on various televisions. In "The Raft", Deke and Randy similarly call each other "Cisco" and "Pancho".
  • 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 credits do not belong in a horror movie.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Happens in two of the three segments:
    • Fat Stuff in "Old Chief Wood'nhead" when Sam murders Ray and Martha.
    • Randy in "The Raft" when the blob digests Rachel.

    The framing story 
  • Ambiguously Evil: The Creep. He looks like a warlock, lives in an ominous castle, cackles incessantly, and the comic book he distributes doubles as a catalogue for selling dangerous magical items to children. However, he doesn't do anything particularly evil himself, acts cordial to the audience when he addresses them between stories, and appears to show delight out of watching kids use the items his comic sells to get back at the people who wrong them.
  • All There in the Manual: The lead bully is identified as "Rhino". His name can be seen carved into the wooden fence when his gang first appears in the film.
  • Between My Legs: Used in a shot at the end, shortly before the flytraps appear.
  • Framing Story: Naturally, featuring Billy ordering a product from his copy of Creepshow and using it to outwit a gang of bullies.
  • Gang of Bullies: Such a gang, led by a particularly burly kid named "Rhino", tear open Billy's package and crush the Venus Flytrap bulb within.
  • Groin Attack: Inflicted by Billy to Rhino after the latter crushes his flytrap bulb, with a kick that most place-kickers would envy.
  • Oh, Crap!: The bullies, when they find out Billy wasn't fleeing to the abandoned lot; he was luring them there to be devoured.
  • Palate Propping: As his lackeys are devoured by the Giant Venus Flytraps, Rhino manages to hold the maw of one of them open to prevent it from swallowing him, but only for a few seconds.
  • Slasher Smile: Billy, when the Giant Venus flytraps he grew eat the bullies.
    "They eat meat!"
  • Vanity License Plate: The Creep's delivery truck has a plate that reads "CREEP".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The small, redheaded member of Rhino's gang disappears just before his buddies get themselves devoured by the giant Venus Flytraps.

    Old Chief Wood'nhead 
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: Sam tries to escape Old Chief Wood'nhead by locking himself in his bathroom. Old Chief Wood'nhead simply smashes his hand through the wall and pulls Sam through the hole.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Ray and Martha's store, which the former notes allowed them to get married, send their daughters to college, and give them enough savings to leave their grandchildren. Apart from his compulsion to help the local popluace, the sentimental value it gives him is the main reason why he wants to keep the store open.
  • Big Eater: Vince "Fat Stuff" Gribbens, who is almost always shown stuffing his face with junk food. Case in point, he's shoving all sorts of candy into his face while Sam and Andy rob the Spruces' store, and is killed while snacking on chicken wings and beer.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Spruces are viciously killed, but the titular statue avenges them and returns the stolen turquoise jewelery to Benjamin.
  • Brownface: While Benjamin Whitemoon's actor Frank Salsedo actually was Native American, Holt McCallany, who played Whitemoon's nephew Sam, is not, and was clearly wearing makeup to make him look Native American. It isn't very convincing.
  • Companion Cube: Ray treats the titular statue like a close friend. Benjamin Whitemoon thinks fondly of the Chief as well, seeing him as a fellow Native American instead of a racially-insensitive piece of decor.
  • Cool Car: Ben Whitemoon's 1952 Pontiac Chieftain.
    • Andy, true to his nickname "Rich Boy", had his dad buy him a slick-looking Firebird. Old Chief Wood'nhead hacks it to pieces with his tomahawk just before he goes in to kill Andy.
  • Cool Old Guy: Ray, Old Chief Wood'nhead's owner for the last 30 years, as detailed below.
    • Benjamin Whitemoon, the Native American elder who visits the Spruces, counts too. He shows no offense towards the Chief, seeing him as a member of his tribe, and selflessly offers his peoples' most cherished treasures as a means to pay off their debts.
  • Death by Irony: Sam really values his head of long, dark hair, saying that it's going to get him "paid and laid" in Hollywood. He's scalped by Old Chief Wood'nhead.
  • Dying Town: Dead River, Arizona, unsuprisingly. Martha even makes a crack about how the town's living up to its name.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Benjamin refuses to have Ray return the treasured jewelery to him so his people can still have honor even in their poor state.
    Benjamin: It is a bad thing to borrow. It is a worse thing to beg. While you hold the illinea, we are borrowers. We can still have pride. If you give the treasure back to us, you make us beggars again. Such insult could never be forgiven.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Fat Stuff is sickened to the point of vomiting when Sam shoots Martha and Ray. Sam himself had a brief My God, What Have I Done? reaction when Martha dies, but he quickly shrugs it off when he goes in to finish off Ray.
  • Foreshadowing: When Benjamin leaves the Spruces' store, he says goodbye to Old Chief Wood'nhead. The statue nods to Benjamin, briefly startling him, in a manner meant to convey that the Chief is alive.
    • Once the Spruces are killed, a menacing scowl comes across his face as their murderers flee the scene. Soon after, by the next morning, all three punks are dead.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Look carefully at Sam after he accidentally kills Martha. There's a look of horror on his face, but it's not clear whether he is shocked at actually killing someone, or if he's feeling momentary remorse for the murder. Any remorse vanishes instantly when he murders Ray and shoots up the store.
  • Good Samaritan: Ray, who always puts everyone else's needs before his own, even though he hardly ever gets anything in return. It's deconstructed a little when Martha reminds Ray that he continues to let people take advantage of his generosity even when they're nearly broke and their town is on its last legs, and urges him to consider closing the store and collecting whatever money they have left, so they'll have something to leave to their grandchildren.
  • Hate Sink: Sam Whitemoon, who robs the Spruces' store, holds them at gunpoint so he can nab the tribal jewelery his uncle gave them, and ultimately shoots them when they engage in a struggle. For his crimes, he's killed via a murder method that was common for his people to perform hundreds of years ago.
  • Horrifying Hero: Old Chief Wood'nhead may be a living statue that brutally slaughters Sam Whitemoon and his cronies, but he is the hero of the story, and is dishing out justice to the punks responsible for killing his owners.
  • Implacable Man: Old Chief Wood'nhead might as well be a wooden Terminator, because not even bullets will stop him from hunting down and killing Sam and his posse. When Sam locks himself in his bathroom, his gun pointed at the door, the Chief proceeds to just go through the wall.
  • Magical Native American: The Chief, in spite of (or perhaps because of) the fact that he's a wooden statue.
  • Mook Horror Show: Old Chief Wood'nhead's rampage is shown from the perspective of his victims, like a traditional slasher movie. The big difference here is that the "slasher" is the good guy.
  • Mythology Gag: A magazine rack in the Spruces' store can be seen full of copies of the first film's comic book adaptation.
  • Nice Guy: Ray is a pleasant, well-meaning, charitable, and ever-generous Good Samaratin who is always willing to put the needs of others before his own, and he gives the titular statue regular touch ups while making friendly conversation with it, treating the Chief like an old friend. His wife Martha is introduced as a pessimist who's a little rougher around the edges, but she eventually opens up and shares her husband's mindset once Benjamin gives them his peoples' treasured jewels as collateral. It's a real punch to the gut when Sam murders both of them in cold blood, but it also gives plenty of incentive for Old Chief Wood'nhead to go after the punks.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Sam and his goons robbing his store and displaying vulgar and profane behavior in the process causes Ray, who has been nothing but gentle and considerate throughout the segment, to show genuine anger for the first time.
  • Reality Has No Subtitles: There are a few instances where Benjamin speaks to the Spruces in Navajo, but there are no subtitles to explain what he says to them for the audiences' benefit.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Old Chief Wood'nhead goes on the warpath against Sam, after he kills Ray and Martha.
  • Rustproof Blood: The blood on the jewelry bag and on Sam's scalp is still deep red, in spite of being exposed to the air all night.
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: Andy's death by tomahawk, with the requisite blood splatters.
  • Show Within a Show: The Cisco Kid is playing on TV in each of the victims' houses, right before Old Chief Wood'nhead shows up to exact his vengeance on them.
  • Stealth Pun: Native American Benjamin Whitemoon drives a Pontiac Chieftain. Chieftain is a title associated with Native Americans, and Pontiac himself was a Native American Chief.
  • The Savage Indian: Old Chief Wood'nhead, with good reason.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Sam Whitemoon and his buddies. During their robbery of the Spruce's store, Ray rebukes Sam as a disgrace to his people, finding it unbelievable that the blood of someone as honorable and polite as his uncle Benjamin flows through his veins.
  • This Means Warpaint: Old Chief Wood'nhead's first action upon coming to life is to apply the red warpaint Ray had been touching him up with to his face, before letting out a battle cry and beginning his hunt.
  • We Sell Everything: The Spruces' general store, which sells canned food, candy, produce, keys, hardware, beer, etc.

    The Raft 
  • Adaptational Dumbass: All of the teens get this. They apparently miss the sign warning them to keep out of the lake, which wasn't there in the original short story. The story somewhat justifies it when Randy points out that it's the off-season and there's no caretaker on duty, and only a very small amount of people have summer homes on the lake, so no one is going to find them. In the film, Randy thinks it's a good idea to taunt the blob when he seems to have escaped it. In the book, he was reduced to begging when it swam under the raft to prevent him from sitting down.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Randy. While he and Laverne started fondling each other in the short story, it was consensual and more a brief moment of stupidity when Laverne's hair got in the water. In the movie, he molests her while she's asleep, which leads to her getting killed.
  • Agony of the Feet: The blob grabs Deke by the foot when it squeezes itself through the cracks of the raft, dissolving it in the process.
  • Artistic License – Cars: At the end of the segment, we see the teens' car with its radio still playing. After a whole day and night of continuous music without running the alternator, the car's battery should have given out.
  • Blob Monster: The carnivorous "oil slick" that harasses the teens.
  • Bookends: The rock song that opens the segment is repeated at the end, with lyrics included the second time.
  • Brains Versus Brawn: Pre-med student Randy decides to take evasive action against the blob and work out how to avoid it. Deke, the football jock, opts to make a break for it and swim to the shore as fast as he can, but the blob cuts his plan short.
  • Burp of Finality: The blob monster burps after it has devoured all four protagonists.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: If the teens saw the "No Swimming" sign right next to their car, they wouldn't gone swimming at the lake and get eaten by the blob.
  • Dead Hat Shot: The blob eating Deke is capped off with a scene of his class ring slipping off his hand.
  • Domestic Abuse: Deke, raising his fist to Laverne's face, threatens to "smoke" her when she gets hysterical about Rachel's death.
  • Downer Ending: All four teens are eaten by the blob, and other than their abandoned clothes and car, no one will ever know where they went.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: In spite of being trapped on a raft and stuck in a life-or-death situation all night, Randy suddenly gets horny after waking up with a sleeping Laverne in his arms. He molests her in her sleep until she wakes up, the blob having started eating her.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The ending reveals that there was a "No Swimming" sign right next to the teens' car. It's somewhat justified since it was covered by bushes, but if the audience could reasonably see it, so could the teens. Then again, it's doubtful they would have heeded the warning.
  • Fold-Spindle Mutilation: When the Blob Monster pulls Deke through the floor of the raft, one of his legs breaks and is pushed up to his face.
  • Foreshadowing: Randy telling Laverne that he's a pre-med student, and urging her to swim to the raft more than he does Rachel, hints that he's attracted to her and will later molest her while asleep.
  • It Can Think: The Blob Monster seems to have enough presence of mind to set ambushes for its victims, settling underneath the raft and squeezing itself between the logs, keeping said victims alert and wearing them down mentally and physically to make them easier to catch.
  • Idiot Ball: For most of the segment, Randy is the only intelligent person around, taking immediate alarm of the blob when it first appears. Then he inexplicably turns into a rapist, groping Laverne as she sleeps and neglecting to look out for the blob. As a result of this action, Laverne is killed, and he follows suit a minute later.
  • Instant Turn-Off: Near the end, Randy and Laverne are stuck on the raft in the dead of night, falling asleep in each other's arms. The next morning, Randy wakes up first, and suddenly begins groping Laverne in her sleep. Laverne then turns over, revealing that the blob has seeped through the raft and dissolved half of her face, terrifying Randy.
  • Kick the Dog: Randy molests the sleeping Laverne and inadvertently gets her killed, instantly demoting him to a rapist Asshole Victim.
  • Muck Monster: The antagonist is some formless blob that looks like an oil slick and has a hunger for flesh.
  • Mythology Gag: Laverne wears a Horlicks University t-shirt, and it's hinted that the quartet are students there. Horlicks University was the college featured in "The Crate" in the first film.
  • Ominous Obsidian Ooze: The blob resembles an oil slick. And is also a man-eating menace.
  • Only Sane Man: Randy, for most of the story. He's alarmed by the blob when it first appears and is immediately on guard against it. Sadly, he picks up the Idiot Ball near the end.
  • Rule of Scary: We know next to nothing about the blob. We especially don't know if it was something manmade, something from another planet, or some sort of supernatural creature. All we know is that it's a man-eating predator that wont stop until its hunger is sated.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Rachel. Being the first to go, she isn't around long enough to show any of the Jerkass qualities of her friends. The source material also makes her out to be the most likable of the students.
  • Shout-Out: The first spoken line in the segment.
  • Tempting Fate: Randy, only six inches out of the water, taunts the flesh-devouring blob, not knowing it was able to come on shore.
  • Third Act Stupidity: Randy. For most of the segment, he's the only intelligent person around, taking immediate alarm of the blob when it first appears. Near the end, he decides to molest Laverne in her sleep rather than wake her up so she can be on guard, leading to the blob getting her. Even when he manages to swim to the shore, he sits only six inches out of the water and taunts the blob, even though he's watched it reach out to kill all the other teens.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Randy should have waited until he made it to the car and drove off before taunting the blob.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: For obvious reasons, the teens spend most of the story in their swimsuits and/or skivvies.

    The Hitchhiker 
  • All Just a Dream: When she wakes up after ramming the hitchhiker into a tree, Annie doesn't see him anywhere and guesses that she dreamed the whole thing. Guess who crawls out from under the car when Annie finally gets home?
  • Back from the Dead: The hitchhiker, the victim of a hit-and-run.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: Or zombies, in this case.
  • Break the Haughty: Annie starts off as snarky and condescending while cheating on her husband. Once the hitchhiker begins stalking her, she quickly loses her mind and is left an emotional wreck in a similarly wrecked car.
  • Broken Record: The hitchhiker constantly repeats "Thanks for the ride, lady!" as he harasses Annie.
  • Call-Back: Much like the final story of the previous film, a power outage is what ultimately causes the main character's death.
  • Car Fu: Annie tries to dispatch of the hitchhiker this way, with the assistance of a tree.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The motorist who first stops to check on the hitchhiker's body and reports his death to the police turns out to be Annie's husband George, which is why he has a car phone and why he's late to get home for the first time in his life.
  • Contrived Coincidence: If the power hadn't gone out, Annie would have likely made it home before George did and never run down the hitchhiker.
    • Similarly, she could've avoided the whole incident if she wasn't smoking and driving at the same time, as a cigarrette ember on her lap is what made her lose control of the car in the first place.
  • Cool Car: Annie's Mercedes. It quickly ends up as The Alleged Car after Annie turns it into a smoking, battered wreck trying to get rid of the hitchhiker.
  • Creator Cameo: Stephen King plays the slightly-goofy trucker who checks out the scene of Annie's accident.
  • The Determinator: The titular hitchhiker is pretty damn persistent in getting his ride.
  • Downer Ending: The hitchhiker gets his revenge on Annie for killing him, setting the scene so it appears she died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Facial Horror: By the time the hitchhiker finally gets his revenge on Annie, all that's left of his face is bloody mulch with two eyeballs dangling from their sockets.
  • For the Evulz: Annie cheats on her husband George with a gigolo for no discernable reason, other than the fact she's a gold digger who leeches off his wealth and luxury.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The titular hitchhiker was just some random guy on the street who wanted a ride to Dover. After he's run down by Annie, he comes back from the grave to torment the woman by never leaving her alone.
  • Ghostly Goals: The undead hitchhiker won't rest until Annie gives him his ride to Dover.
  • Gold Digger: Annie, who cheats on her wealthy attorney husband and doesn't want a divorce to lose her easy access to wealth and luxury.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Annie, at one point, tells her gigolo lover that he has no shame in suggesting that he get "paid by the orgasm", despite the fact that she herself is cheating on her husband just for the hell of it.
  • It's All About Me: Annie cares more about not ending up in divorce court (and therefore lose her luxury) than taking responsibility when she accidentally kills someone and tries to cover it up. She pays dearly for her selfishness.
  • Made of Iron: While the hitchhiker is killed via a hit-and-run, he becomes a lot more durable when undead, withstanding being run over again and again, getting shot several times, and getting rammed into a tree.
  • Madness Mantra: The hitchhiker's catchphrase "Thanks for the ride, lady!"
  • The Modest Orgasm: Annie's lover, after being paid "a special introductory rate" for his services, demands a little extra cash by counting Annie's orgasms (6 in total), and suggesting that she could've had more, but silently so he "wouldn't get a swelled head".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Annie is overcome with shock and fear when she runs down the hitchhiker, but she quickly flees before other motorists arrive.
  • Never Suicide: Annie's final fate is set up to look like she died from carbon monoxide poisoning, although the hitchhiker's bloody sign sits in her lap.
  • No Name Given: The titular hitchhiker.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Annie deliriously says "That'll cost you, Mrs. Lansing." when she finishes ramming the hitchhiker into a tree and smacks her head on the steering wheel, just before she passes out.
  • Outside Ride: Happens twice to the zombified hitchhiker. His first ride is on the roof, with his hand trapped in the sunroof, while his second is on the hood after he crawls up from the undercarriage, leading to the Car Fu moment above.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Stephen King's trucker, who adds a pinch of humor to George and a pair of passersby examing the hitchhiker's body and reporting the incident to the cops.
  • Redemption Rejection: While evaluating her options after killing the hitchhiker, Annie muses that she could possibly turn herself in. She snaps out of it pretty quickly after deciding that no one witnessed the accident.
  • Rustproof Blood: The blood covering the outside of Annie's car is still red, even though it should have dried quickly due to the wind.
  • Sarcasm Mode: While debating on what to tell George, Annie hypothetically, albiet sarcastically, pretends to admit that she was out having sex for money.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Being married to a wealthy attorney means that Annie has strong shades of the trope, hence why she cheats on him and believes that all her problems can be solved by just throwing cash at them.
  • Talking to Themself: Annie keeps on monologging to herself as she drives home and avoids the hitchhiker, going from sarcastic to terrified to drained in her tone of voice.
  • Vanity License Plate: Annie's Mercedes and George's BMW ("LANSING 1" and "LANSING 2", respectively).
  • Voice of the Legion: The hitchhiker gains one when his face is reduced to bloody mulch.