The Best Written Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 75 of the best written horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?

Creepshow 2

A storytelling specter assists a boy in plotting revenge against bullies.
Horror for Beginners
United States
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Anthology
Partially Animated
Tale Amount: 
3
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Fluids: 
Ooze
Water
Statues: 
Sculpture

Old Chief Wood'nhead

The sacred sculpture of a native man comes to life to avenge its dead owners.

The Raft

Surrounded by corrosive ooze, four teenagers are confined to a raft in the middle of a lake.

The Hitch-hiker

While driving at night, a woman is tormented by the ghost of a man she accidentally killed.

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Three worlds you will be drawn into!
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Old Chief Wood'nhead

The Raft

The Hitch-hiker

Plot
Pace
Editing
As a novelty in a now official anthology franchise, Creepshow 2 is fully animated with a decent frame-by-frame render between its segments. The wrap-around story is amusing, looks made for kids, but culminates into something sinister, of course. The comic book element has been replaced by cartoon renditions, but this sequel feels continuous otherwise.
The tales are once again from Stephen King and George A. Romero’s pens, but the directorial chair has been filled by a newcomer. Having the horror legends taking a slight step aside doesn't impact the production quality in any way. In fact, Creepshow 2 outdoes itself on many levels. The actors aren't as famous as they were in part 1, but they do a convincing job.
Part 1 had five stories and this one only three. First, we meet an avenging statue, then a hungry oil patch and, finally, an angry hobo. The three scripts are thin, so the limited amount of segment isn't justified. Because the stories are longer but not denser than those of the previous film, they burn slowly. Despite a weak last third, Creepshow 2 is one of the best released horror anthologies.
Alternate Titles: 
Creepshow II
Creepshow Part 2
Creepshow Part II
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