Welcome to 31 Days of ’80s Horror boys and ghouls! Each day in October I’ll be posting about a horror film from the 1980s, some of which you may have heard of, others may be a little more obscure. This is the month to celebrate all things spooky so I wanted to present some films from my favorite era of the horror genre. I hope you enjoy the column and discover some new ’80s horror flicks to watch, or rewatch, whatever the case may be. I know I’ll be checking out some of these ghastly tales myself since I’ve come across a few that even I’ve never heard of! So on with the horror! On with the terror! On with the ’80s!
The Creep introduces this horror anthology which presents gruesome looks at three tales of horror: a hit-and-run driver in The Hitchhiker, a wooden Indian on the warpath in Ol’ Chief Woodenhead, and four friends whose vacation on a secluded lake turns into a nightmare in The Raft.
This sequel was directed by Michael Gornick from stories by Stephen King, George Romero and Lucille Fletcher. Cast members include George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour and Tom Savini as The Creep. While the first Creepshow is definitely the better film, there is still plenty of fun to be had with the sequel. Gornick doesn’t have the same flair that Romero has but he does a capable job in bringing the stories to life. If you are looking for some good horror anthology stories in the vein of Tales from the Crypt, Creepshow 2 will make for an easy recommendation (though you should probably watch the original AND the sequel, if you know what’s best for you).
How to watch Creepshow 2
The movie is also available on Netflix Instant streaming service.
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by Ben McBride
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