CREEPSHOW: SEASON 2 (Blu-ray Review)
FROM RLJE FILMS
Review by Carl, the Coach Potato🙀
First, the bad news...Season Two of Creepshow consists of only five episodes and nine stories. Not only that, this set contains fewer bonus features, something that added a substantial amount of fun to Season 1’s 3-disc set (especially the guide to all the Easter Eggs).
However, the good news outweighs the bad. Season 2 doesn’t have as many episodes, but overall, it’s more entertainingly consistent. Every story not-only retains the comic book tone and aesthetic of the original film, they’re well-conceived and - as usual - cryptically funny. Even the technical aspects are generally an improvement.
If forced to choose, I’d say the stand-out episodes are “The Right Snuff,” about an astronaut’s self-centered obsession with escaping his legendary father’s shadow (with a great surprise ending), “Pesticide,” a surreal tale of an unscrupulous exterminator’s descent into madness, and “Night of the Living Late Show,” where an inventor creates a VR machine that places the users right in the middle of any movie they wish; in this case, it’s the classic, Horror Express.
|"Forget it, Harlan...it's my turn to drive."|
And of course, it wouldn’t be Creepshow without The Creep to introduce each tale. He’s creatively rendered in a variety of styles, from puppetry to traditional & CG animation. All told, it’s another great batch of episodes. I only wish they'd make the seasons longer.
CREEPSHOW ANIMATED SPECIAL - “Survivor Type” & “Twittering from the Circus of the Dead”
CREEPSHOW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - “Shapeshifters Anonymous.”
WONDERCON@HOME INTERVIEW - With writer/director/exec-producer Greg Nictotero. Includes clips.
HOW IT WAS MADE: “NIGHT OF THE LIVING LATE SHOW” - How actors were composited into the film, Horror Express.
BEHIND THE SOUND - Bare Knuckles’ Chris Nicholson discusses re-mixing the sound effects & music.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES RAW FOOTAGE - Runs about 5 minutes.
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