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Fun horror but short on scares
on 2 August 2009
"A scary as anything you're apt to see!" is the quote that is proudly displayed on the back of the DVD case. I can only assume that this New York Daily News critic was either on the payroll or suffers from a nervous disposition; Creepshow 2 is not a scary movie, with perhaps the exception of the second vinaigrette: The Raft, which is the best of the three stories. It definitely isn't as good as its predecessor; nevertheless, the film does retain a comic like charm with its simple, mysterious and ultimately silly tales. Tom Savini is great as the Creep, it is just a shame that they didn't use him throughout. The movie was made in 1987 and has a typical feel of a movie from this period, although the effects are perhaps not as good as other movies being made at the time.
The real plus for this DVD edition is that Anchor Bay produced it. It is a widescreen version with Dolby 5.1 and DTS soundtracks and some interesting extra features. This is as good as good as this movie is ever going to look.