With Ray Wise, Jonathan Breck, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Nicki Aycox, Marieh Delfino, Diane Delano, Eric Nenninger, Thom Gossom Jr.
Directed by Victor Salva

Surprisingly from the creator and director of the impressive first installment, Salva returns with an inferior, useless sequel. Continuing within the same month as the first film, the Creeper is still at large - his deal is this: every 23 years in Spring, the demon rises to feed for 23 days. It is the 22nd day and a young farm boy is snatched up by the winged freak. The following day a bus with a bunch of annoying basketball players and cheerleaders breaks down on the E9 rural road. Darkness falls and our monster has his pick of the bunch, but the father of the kid rigs up his truck to get the beast. Running, screaming, a bit of a racial angle but very little substance in everything from horror and scares to performances and inspired originality. It reminds me of the brilliant original Phantasm whose director Don Coscarelli ended up making sequels merely parodying his own creation. Again executive produced by F.F. Coppola, I wonder if he even looked at the flimsy script?

2 / B
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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