Creepshow 2 was released into theaters on May 1st, 1987. Filming locations include Humboldt and Prescott, Az. and Bangor, Dexter, Hampden and Ripley, Me. The movie was directed by Michael Gornick, his only feature film. However, he was quite active on the television horror scene, directing four episodes of the Tales From the Darkside series while also producing the pilot episode Trick or Treat, which in my opinion, has the creepiest looking witch ever put on screen. He also directed two episodes of the television series Monsters, while producing twenty-eight episodes. While Creepshow had five short stories, Creepshow features three. Old Chief Wood'nhead, The Raft and The Hitchhiker as well as a wrap around story. Five were originally planned, but Pinfall and Cat From Hell were ultimately scrapped due to budgetary reasons. The latter was used as one of the short stories three years later, in Tales From the Darkside: The Movie. Stephen King makes a cameo as the truck driver in The Hitchhiker segment and makeup consultant for the film, Tom Savini, played The Creep in the wrap around story. Les Reed and Rick Wakeman are responsible for the films score, which wasn't even officially released until 2017. The films first DVD release was on April 10th, 2001.
Prologue - 33 Main St. Dexter, Me. 04930
Dexter was incorporated as a town in 1916 and has a current population of roughly 3900. It's been noted that Stephen King drew some inspiration for the fictional town of Derry, known as being the central location in IT, as well as other King novels, from Dexter, Maine.
All "Now" pictures taken in 2018.
Curly's Service Station (Old Chief Wood'nhead) - Iron King Rd. Humboldt, Az. 86327
The trajectory of the road was changed at some point in the 90's. The peak seen in the distance is Spud Mountain, which tops out at an elevation of 5,544 feet. Iron King Rd. borders the Iron King Mine property.
All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.
Andy Cavanaugh's house (Old Chief Wood'nhead) - 3105 Angus Dr. Prescott, Az. 86305
The house was built at some point prior to 1980.
Lake (The Raft) - At the end* of Granite Basin Rd. Prescott, Az. 86305
(Granite Basin Lake)
The lake is a small reservoir, built in 1939. It has an average depth of six feet. It's located inside of the Granite Basin Recreation Area. In 2013, the Doce Fire, which burned roughly 6,767 acres of forest, occurred dangerously close to Granite Lake. And just as it was portrayed in the movie, there really is a "No Swimming" sign next to the lake.
All "Now" pictures taken in 2020.
Franklin Place Condominiums (The Hitchhiker) - 112 Franklin St. Bangor, Me. 04401
The structure was built in 1984.
Annie driving through town (The Hitchhiker) - Hammond St. and Main St. Bangor, Me. 04401
In this scene, she's driving northeast along Hammond Street.
Annie crosses the bridge (The Hitchhiker) - Union St. Bangor, Me. 04401
(Union Street Bridge)
In this scene, she's driving east along Union Street. In actuality, she's driving back in the direction in which she came from. The Union Street Brick Church steeple is visible in the distance.
Annie hits the hitchhiker (The Hitchhiker) - I-395 (eastbound) exit 5 Bangor, Me. 04412
In this scene, she's taking I-395 exit 5 onto Parkway South.
Epilogue - 60 W. Ripley Rd. Ripley, Me. 04930
The truck is driving southwest along W. Ripley Rd. The barn visible in the distance, on the right side of the road, was still there at the time of my visit.