Creepshow 2: Creepier Edition

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Original Release Date:
1987
Original Running Time:
92
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Fanedit Running Time:
109
Time Cut:
6
Time Added:
23
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Brief Synopsis:
As a huge fan of the original Creepshow, I've always been disappointed by the sequel. For one thing, it only has three stories instead of the original film's five. And the lack of original composer John Harrison's iconic score didn't help. This FanMix adds a story and the original Creepshow theme, as well as reordering the stories and trimming one to improve pace, to bring Creepshow 2 up as close as possible to the standard of its predecessor.
Intention:
I started this fanedit just to add the distinctive original Creepshow theme music that was missing from the sequel, and tighten up the very slow "Chief Wood'n'Head" story. But I then read that "The Cat From Hell" segment from Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (directed by Creepshow director / Creepshow 2 producer George A. Romero) was actually originally written for Creepshow 2 (by Romero, from a story by Stephen King), but didn't get filmed for Creepshow 2 because the budget was too low. So I added this segment.
Additional Notes:
Because Creepshow 2 only had three stories, the movie wasn't edited as tightly as it would have been with 4 or 5 stories. I don't find this too noticeable though, except in the "Chief Wood'n'Head" story. I find it very loosely edited so I tightened it up with many small edits. I think these edits won't even be specifically noticeable even to people familiar with the movie, but they result in 6 minutes being cut out!
Other Sources:
Music and a brief transition shot of comic book ad pages from Creepshow
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead for patiently walking me through the process of getting this, my first fanedit, approved and posted, as well as watching and giving notes. I know it's been a long process, thanks for sticking with me!
JasonFlippy for watching and giving notes. Sorry I couldn't fix the audio flaws!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
My philosophy was to create no new material, so it's all legitimately from the era. This means that the added story, "The Cat From Hell," doesn't have an intro by the Creep nor a comic-book title page at its beginning, unlike the other segments. I used a few shots of the comic book ad pages from Creepshow (with a music cue from Creepshow) as a transition into this story, so it feels pretty close to the style of the movie. The original Creepshow didn't have a "host" doing intros to each story, so it feels a bit more like that movie.
Cuts and Additions:
Swapped in original Creepshow theme during the opening titles
Moved up "The Raft" story to be the first story (slight cut in The Creep's intro to accommodate this change)
Added "The Cat From Hell" story from "Tales From The Darkside: The Movie" with a brief shot of comic book ad pages and music from Creepshow to transition into this story.
Slight edit to the Creep's intro to "Chief Wood'n'Head" story in its new placement
Many small edits to tighten up "Chief Wood'n'Head" story (6 min total cuts)
Swapped in original Creepshow theme during the end titles

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(Updated: February 11, 2024)
Overall rating
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0
Note: I was part of the approval team for this edit.

Truly a fun, fun, FUN watch! It reminded me of being a kid and having my wits scared out of me at my grandma's house watching something I shouldn't have.

Moving The Cat From Hell into the movie was a great choice, and felt narratively justified. The adjusted dialogue from the Creep was done well, and I was really impressed with the way you managed to sync up the dialogue. There was a very very small moment where I noticed an edit but it was so well done that I don't feel it deserves to lose a point.

If you're a fan of Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt you'll really enjoy the four stories contained in this anthology. Even if you're not a fan, give it a whirl! It's such a fun nostalgic throwback to schlocky late-night basic cable that you're bound to have a good time.

Great work, Wanderer!

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