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.
I said everything looked pretty much the same about your Phantasm post, but other than that (extremely old looking even back then) service station no longer being there everything looks EXACTLY as it did.ReplyDelete
Great information. I always had an interest in filming sites. How do you find the location?ReplyDelete
Thanks Robert. Just research online and detective work while watching the films.Delete
Huge fan of CS2. Hope to see these locations one day!ReplyDelete
Do you know where the final shot is during the credits? I assume Maine?ReplyDelete
I do not. Although I'm sure you're right about it being somewhere in Maine.Delete
I think they were asking specifically which road.Delete
The area where the ending was shot is off of Maine hwy 23 & 154. Basically just take Main street straight out of Dexter heading west. It's near an area called Ripley. Neals Drive will be your landmark to let you know you're in the right spot. Good luck!Delete
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that, Lee.Delete
My pleasure, Paul.Delete
Are you sure Lee Karr? I was checking the place out and it doesn't seem to match up reallyDelete
Steve Van Geyte, I'm currently working on a book about the making of the film and have access to the director's personal files from the production, including the call sheet with the address of the location, which I visited myself in April 2017. I'm 110% positive.Delete
Cool! I wasn't questioning your knowledge of the film location haha just wasn't sure if I was in the exact location but thank you. Looking forward to the bookDelete
just found this site....love itReplyDelete
i know they filmed IT (2017) in the Same Maine townReplyDelete
certain scenes still look the same back in 1987 nothing has changedReplyDelete
Anyone know where the scenes from the hitchhiker were filmed in terms of the woods and backroads? I assume near and around Bangor, Maine but not sure of exact spotsReplyDelete
I'm curious about this as well. I'm planning on re-creating a few Hitchhiker scenes for a little tribute photoshoot this Fall.Delete
hi everyone i would like to know in creepshow 2 where the house was in the hitchhiker episode thanksReplyDelete
hi everyone i would like to know where at the end of the movie in the hitchhiker in creepshow 2 where the house was thanks muchReplyDelete
the house a the end of the hitchhiker address 99 foxglove drive dr hampden meReplyDelete
I was able to confirm this. Great find and thank you for sharing!Delete
NO PROB! LOVE THIS SITE!!Delete
My god, thank you for all of this information. I've always liked how the town looked in The Hitchhiker!ReplyDelete
Does anyone know where the actual chief wooden head stairs is located ? Someone has to have it or won itReplyDelete
Does anyone know the filming locations of Faces of Death, particularly the cyclist run over and killed by the semi truck?ReplyDelete
This is cool. Nice job.ReplyDelete