A weak sequel with one good middle story "The Raft" that mixes horror with eroticism and gory moments as teenagers are trapped on a raft with a scary alienous oil slick killing them off. The other stories have potential but never kicks into something effective with the first story being very slow-moving and the last one is mostly annoying and repetitive with it's "Thanks for the Ride" quote said every minute.
People hate on this one based on their overwhelming nostalgia for the first. Honestly, this is more of the same dumb fun, without the visual bells and whistles of the original. And for the horror as social commentary fans among us, Creepshow 2 actually finds Romero back in that wheelhouse with three tales that may or may not comment on the plights of Native and African Americans, as well as women.
Not as visually extravagant as it's predecessor, but more thematically and visually coherent. The movie has a clear dramatic through line. The first story touches on the genocide perpetrated against Native Americans. The second story deals with the emotional and physical abuse women often endure at men's hands. The third story concerns the systemic racism and classism African-Americans face. A reflective horror film.
The Caddyshack 2 of horror movies. The Chief Wood'nhead segment was sort of okay but by the halfway mark into The Hitchhiker I'd already checked out. The animated segments were iffy at best and the final image of The Creep tossing papers out of the back of delivery truck into the wind on a desolate country road is appropriate as I felt like I just threw away an hour & a half of my life.