Advertisement: He finally falls dead, and Randy and LaVerne are forced to watch the rest of his corpse dragged through the crack, slowly and laboriously. The Raft For anyone familiar with Creepshow 2 , there was probably little suspense as to which story would take this top spot. Later, her husband arrives home to find his wife's dead body in her car with the hitchiker's sign showing his targeted destination (reading DOVER). Ray resists, and as a result, the Spruces are then shot and killed by Sam. While Creepshow had five short stories, Creepshow features three. This segment of the movie was filmed at Granite Basin Lake in Prescott, Arizona. A group of kids (including Paige Hannah) go swimming out to a raft, which is floating in the centre. On his way back home from the post office, Billy is ambushed by a gang of neighborhood bullies, who harass him and take his package from him. She awakes a short while later, not seeing the hitchhiker anywhere in sight, believing it to be a bad dream. HBO must have bought the rights to Creepshow and did not keep to the original of Creepshow 1 and 2. Based on a Stephen King short that's also very good, " The Raft " is the main reason Creepshow 2 's reputation has improved, and is clearly the standout. Their only option is to wait and see if the thing leaves. They do manage to fall asleep and Randy is the first to wake up in the morning, relieved to find that Laverne and himself made it through the night. Creepshow is a trilogy of horror movies consisting over several intertwined stories, directed by George A. Romero and Stephen King. The truck's back shutter opens to reveal a sinister figure who drops off a package onto the sidewalk: the latest issue of Creepshow, much to Billy's delight. Randy finally breaks down and gives up, acknowledging the hopelessness of the situation. Similarly, King provided the stories for the movie's underrated first sequel, Creepshow 2, with standout segment, "The Raft", being adapted directly from a Skeleton Crew story of the same name. LaVerne faints, and Randy fights to maintain his sanity. An elderly couple named Ray and Martha Spruce in the southwest oversee a general goods store with a cigar store Indian named Old Chief Wooden Head who adorns the front porch and are humbled to see their old, run-down town coming to a bitter end. But before he can carry out his plan, the blob seeps through the raft's cracks and pulls Deke through the raft, killing him in the process. It was first published as a booklet included with Gallery in November 1982 and was collected in King's 1985 collection Skeleton Crew. The bulk of the story is faithful to the short story, but the ending was changed for the film. At night, LaVerne convinces Randy that they should sit and watch it together. Kinda. https://stephenking.fandom.com/wiki/Creepshow_2?oldid=78178. In retaliation, Billy kicks the Rhino in the groin and flees, with Rhino and his gang in hot pursuit. 2), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Raft_(short_story)&oldid=972340056, Works originally published in Gallery (magazine), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 August 2020, at 14:24. [2], For the Marvel comic book prison of the same name, see, Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman No. creepshow 2, the raft, old chief wooden head, indian, cigars, horror, 80s, king, hollywood, they eat meat, venus fly traps, thanks for the ride lady, hitch hiker, scary Creepshow 2 Classic T-Shirt By JTK667 With Laverne still sleeping, he begins caressing her body and fondling her breasts. Randy barely gets any sleep as night falls, since the creature flows under the raft every time Randy tries to sit down, forcing him to remain permanently standing. As she begins to step out of her car, the hitchhiker appears from under her car, completely mangled from the trip, still uttering "Thanks for the ride, lady." Randy notices a mysterious black substance floating on the surface that appears to chase the girls as they reach the raft. After LaVerne regains consciousness, she and Randy take turns sitting, standing, and watching the creature, allowing brief moments of rest for one while the other watches for when the black patch goes under the raft. The Raft is definitely the most memorable segment, but Lois Chiles is great in The Hitchhiker. Remember that amazing shirt that the one lady from The Raft in Creepshow 2 was wearing? Randy does not look away as the creature's colors shimmer at him. The Creep: There's a lesson for you kiddies. Billy, who was played by King's son Joe in the first film, is portrayed here by Domenick John. "The Raft" which is my personal favourite from Creepshow 2 is set in a deserted Arizona lake. She eventually loses control of her car drives off the road and down a hill, knocking herself out. As soon as the creature takes LaVerne, Randy makes a swim for shore and is quickly pursued. 1 Personality 2 Appearance 3 Biography 3.1 Creepshow 3.2 Creepshow 2 4 Quotes ??? The blob returns to the lake, with no evidence of the four students even visiting the lake other than their car which was left running the whole time. At last, Randy turns to the creature and contemplates if the creature's hypnotizing colors will take the pain out of being consumed. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. After the elder departs, the couple are then subject to a vicious robbery by the elder's nephew, Sam (armed with a shotgun) and his two friends. So cause of this it ruined the effect of the movie. Four teenagers (two girls, two boys) are out in the middle of nowhere, they swim out to a raft where something slimy is waiting for them. Lastly is The Hitchhiker. "The Raft" is a horror short story by Stephen King. Deke and LaVerne ridicule Randy's suspicions until Rachel remarks on the beautiful bands of colors on the patch's oily surface and touches it. It was once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three more horror segments consisting of "Old Chief Wood'nhead", "The Raft" and "The Hitchhiker". Miles away from the scene, Annie stops along the road and begins thinking about what she has done and the consequences involved, but she ultimately concludes that no one has anything on her and thinks everything will be fine. Its a nearly identical design, with lots of little Stephen King references in latin. I absolutely love Creepshow 2 and part of me actually prefers it to the first. Despite receiving payment, King has never located a copy of the magazine with the published story in it. As the blob pulls her off the raft and begins consuming her, Randy sees the opportunity to jump off the raft and swim to shore. Creepshow 2 is a 1987 comedy-horror anthology film sequel to Creepshow.It was directed by Creepshow cinematographer Michael Gornick with the screenplay written by George Romero and based on stories by Stephen King. Poncho's Last Ride (15 min. As Deke prepares to make a desperate jump into the lake to swim to the shore, the creature oozes up through two boards and grabs him by his foot, pulling his leg through the crack in the boards. I recently rewatched Creepshow 2 with my friends a while back and forgot how good the movie was. Romero.[1]. She gets back on the road and drives home, succeeding in getting there before her husband. Sam attempts to lock himself in his bathroom and escape through a window but Old Chief Wooden Head breaks through the wall grabs Sam by his hair, pulls him through the wall and scalps Sam as he screams in terror. The second segment is based on the Stephen King short story "The Raft.". Youre now The horrified trio helplessly watch her be devoured, expanding the size of the black shape. Shop Creepshow 2 [DVD] [1987] at Best Buy. When Andy Cavanaugh, one of the three young punks in the first segment, "Old Chief Wood'nhead", is checking out the comic book and magazine rack at Spruce's General Store, several issues of "Creepshow" can be seen with the same cover as the graphic novel adaptation of Creepshow (1982). The middle segment, "The Raft," features a group of obnoxious teenagers stranded on a raft in the middle of a lake at the mercy of a murderous oil slick which looks like a bunch of plastic garbage bags … A page for describing NightmareFuel: Creepshow 2. King appears as a dimwitted truck driver--a … ... Rachel's death in "The Raft". It features three horror segments: "Old Chief Wood'nhead", "The Raft" and "The Hitch-hiker". Romero adapted the King stories but emphatically did not direct, which accounts for the drop-off from the kicky fun of the first Creepshow. There's something about that cheesy/creepy 80s synth score along with the animation and title cards that gets me every time. The death of Sam and his cronies, while well-deserved, is pretty damn brutal. as he only gets more and more battered and bloody without dying. The screenplay was written by Romero, the director of the original film. Deke then contemplates quickly swimming to shore so he can bring back help as he is a fast swimmer. Seeing that no one witnessed the incident, Annie takes off without much thought. After ransacking the store, Sam demands that Ray hand over the turquoise. The raft seems to manifest itself via a black ooze and set out to take kill the group one by one. artist, Jack Kamen. ", but the creature becomes a wave, throwing itself up on the shore, and engulfs him. Creepshow 2 Photos. Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American comedy horror anthology film directed by Michael Gornick, and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was previously the cinematographer of the first film, and the screenplay was written by Romero who was director of the original film. As they make their way to a wooden raft in the middle of the lake, they realize that they are being terrorized by floating black blob when it grabs a hold of Rachel and consumes her whole. High quality Creepshow gifts and merchandise. The Spruces are then visited by a Native American elder from a local tribe who gives them turquoise jewellery called the "Illinea" as collateral for the debt the tribe has incurred. There's a black oil slick type of creature waiting in the water that wants to devour the kids. Never pick up hitch-hikers...On the hood of your car - (chuckles). The film is a sequel to the 1982 film Creepshow, and was followed by the spiritual successors Tales From the Darkside and Tales From the Darkside: the Movie as well as the unofficial sequel Creepshow III. The three thugs then leave in their car and begin preparations to run away to Hollywood, California. The shot of her rising out of the blob in slow motion, only to be dragged back down, screaming and begging for help, will stick with you long after the movie is over. An utterly weird and bizarre episode that seems to be right up Creepshows lane. View All Photos (4) Creepshow 2 Quotes. Randy contemplates swimming to shore while the creature eats Deke but realizes that means he would have to leave the unconscious LaVerne behind. The black patch pulls her into the water, coats her, and rips her to shreds. The Raft is full of tension, great music and some gruesome deaths. The Native American elder then visits the Spruce's general store to find Old Chief Wooden Head on his pedestal, holding his nephew's scalp, aware of what has happened. "The Raft" was adapted to film as a segment of the 1987 horror anthology movie Creepshow 2, directed by Michael Gornick from a screenplay by George A. Romero. As the creature quietly slides back down into the lake, the screen pans over a no-swimming sign that also features a warning, which was hidden in overgrown reeds, near the now-abandoned Camaro. A delivery truck pulls up to a newsstand in a small town where a young boy named Billy arrives eagerly waiting for it. The Creepshow Creep is the host of and one of the primary antagonists in the 1982 EC horror film Creepshow and its sequel. "The Raft" was adapted to film as a segment of the 1987 horror anthology movie Creepshow 2, directed by Michael Gornick from a screenplay by George A. The Creep takes on many different forms through the course of the two films he appears in, as well as the Television show appearing on Shudder. Gazing at the creature's beautifully iridescent surface entrances and disorients the onlookers, nearly causing them to fall off the raft, but they can avoid this by quickly looking away. As the package opens of its own accord, Billy begins to read and the delivery man reveals his true identity as the Creepshow Creep. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Not to mention, it's got a great sense of humour. He wishes the dead Spruces a peaceful afterlife and drives away. After brutally killing Sam's two friends (first Fatstuff Gribbens, and then Andy Cavanaugh), Old Chief Wooden Head corners Sam in his home, with Sam being unable to fight back as the shells from his shotgun have no effect on the wooden Indian. The spectacle is witnessed by the Creep himself, who cackles in glee as he drives off in his delivery truck to deliver the latest issue of Creepshow to another town. As the temperature drops, the two slowly embrace for warmth and gradually begin to have sex, Randy assuring her that he will keep an eye on the creature. The frightened Annie then speeds off in terror, but everywhere she goes, the hitchhiker always reappears and becomes her tormentor throughout the trip as she repeatedly runs him over, hurls off the top of her car, slams his body into trees, etc. However, he is distracted by pleasure and, when LaVerne's hair falls over the side of the raft, the creature tangles itself in her hair and flows over her face. She soon awakes screaming in agony as the creature has seeped through the cracks and has a hold of her face, much to Randy's horror. Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American Horror comedy anthology film, directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow. While the other 2 tales are ok, it's the 2nd story; The Raft; that is the film's true highlight. Stephen King Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. The artwork is by famed E.C. And I forgot how horrifying the 2nd story was in that horror anthology film. However, the creature rises up from the water like a wave and engulfs Randy. ; HD): For my money, "The Raft" is the most memorable segment in Creepshow 2, and I guess someone else agrees since this interview with Daniel Beer is … He was unable to pay the fine and was about to be jailed when the payment check for "The Float" arrived, an event King referred to as asking to "have someone send you a real Get Out of Jail Free card." The gang's leader Rhino then smashes and opens the package, finding the Venus Flytrap bulb, and throws it on the ground, crushing it with his foot. Best couples costume: One wears this with no pants, and the other wears a black trash bag. In the intro to the story in The Twilight Zone Magazine and in afterword to the book Skeleton Crew, King relates an anecdote about the story's possible 1969 publication in Adam magazine in different form, under the title "The Float". A short time after the story was accepted, King was arrested in the town of Orono, Maine, for removing traffic cones from the street after one of them had damaged his car. The Raft was adapted to film as a segment of the 1987 horror anthology movie Creepshow 2, directed by Michael Gornick with a screenplay by George A. Romero. Four college students head to a lake for the weekend and begin spending time on a raft. I can see why Creepshow 3 wasn’t put on Blu-ray cause HBO didn’t keep the same aspects of the original. Old Chief Wood'nhead, The Raft and The Hitchhiker as well as a wrap around story. Creepshow 2 is a 1987 anthology film directed by Mike Gornick from a screenplay written by George W. Romero. Randy and Laverne spend the entire night on the raft, afraid to fall asleep in fear that the creature will attack them while they sleep. On the way, she accidentally kills an innocent hitchhiker as a result of her speeding down the road, eager to beat her husband to the house. Knowing he will be unable to save her, he kicks her over the side of the raft in a panic, quickening her death. Creepshow 2 is a 1987 anthology film directed by Mike Gornick from a screenplay written by George W. Romero. As he rides into what seems to be a dead end, the bullies move in to pummel him only to learn that the bulb they smashed wasn't the first one Billy had ordered, as a quintet of Giant Flytraps emerge from the surrounding weeds and devour the thugs one by one. Incensed by the skeptical clerk's dismissal of paying $9.99 for a toy from the "funny papers," Billy reveals that the package actually contains the bulb for a carnivorous Venus Flytrap. The second segment is based on the Stephen King short story " The Raft." The frightened students begin to panic and mourn the loss of Rachel. Still being chased by the bullies, Billy leads his pursuers into a vacant lot swarming with out of control plant growth. Shortly after Annie takes off, the area of the incident is crowded by passersby, with many reporting the hit-and-run to the police. Directed by Michael Gornick. However, it is unknown if it is the same Billy or not. Gornick was George A. Romero's cinematographer on the original Creepshow. Old Chief Wooden Head then comes to life and goes out on a vicious warpath to kill Sam and his friends and avenge the murdered Spruces. Well, this is it. After the initial panic, the three contemplate their next action, realizing they are trapped, since swimming past the black substance is impossible, as it moves too fast. An unfaithful businesswoman named Annie Lansing gets up from bed after sleeping with her extramarital lover, realizing that she has to get home before her wealthy attorney husband to avoid suspicion. Randy and Laverne manage to evade the creature long enough to where it gives up trying to grab them from under the raft as well. Five were originally planned, but Pinfall and Cat From Hell were ultimately scrapped due to budgetary reasons. The hitchhiker begins attacking her as she vainly attempts to fight him off. He fantasizes about rescue and sings deliriously, suffering from extreme fatigue. Four college students – Deke, Laverne, Randy, and Rachel – decide to go swimming in a desolate lake far away from civilization. Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. The group told no one else about their outing, so they cannot hope to be rescued. Four college students – Randy, Deke, Rachel, and LaVerne – swim to a wooden raft on a remote Pennsylvania lake in October as a final outing before winter. The elder bids them farewell and returns to his tribe. With George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini. A no swimming sign is also shown. Reviewing Skeleton Crew for The New York Times, Susan Bolotin called the story "wonderfully gruesome". Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Billy is seen at the town post office, receiving a package from when he sent a product ad from his copy of the Creepshow magazine. Annie hops into her Mercedes-Benz and makes way for home. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Deke screams, blood pouring out of his leg, and then his mouth, eyes, and ears. Creepshow 2 (1987) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Price Match Guarantee. 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