"'Is to the original Creepshow what CRACKED is to MAD magazine"
Even when I saw this for the first time as a kid, I knew it was a dud. This is inferior to its predecessor in almost every way. Should be referred to as 'Weakshow'.I'm hoping you've seen the original CREEPSHOW, right? Well, go watch it again, because this one never happened, ok? Where Creepshow was a clever little homage to the old E.C. Tales from the Crypt/Vault of Horror comics, Creepshow 2 is just an homage to...fromage. The only thing that I can think happened is that someone said "Hey, Creepshow did pretty well and scored a devoted audience, since we have some money left over from our last film's catering budget, let's make another one and rake it in!"
I can't even remember anything worthwhile about this flick. Effects artist Tom Savini plays a nice little cameo as the Cryptmasteresque "Creep", but it's nowhere near as interesting a story lead-in as the evil little boy from the original Creepshow.
It seems that not only did they skimp on the writing, but on the actual amount of stories this time around. Creepshow had 5 little morbid morsels to chew on...this one has like 3, and morsels they ain't, boils and ghouls. A killer cigarshop Indian (and I'm not talking about Apu), the BLOB's country cousin, and a hitch-hiker that won't stay dead. That's about it. Actually, the Blob inspired story isn't so bad, probably the best of the bunch being as it was based on a Stephen King short story (I always thought his short stories were better than his books). But I'm being kind here.Instead of renting this, just go buy a reprint of "Vault of Horror" or "Haunt of Fear". You'll get way more hollers for your dollars, kiddies.