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"Old Chief Wood'nhead" and "The Hitch-Hiker"

Discussion in 'Creepshow 2' started by Rrty, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    In the Rocky Wood book about King's unpublished items, there's a brief mention of Creepshow 2. It implies, at least to my reading, that the stories Old Chief Wood'nhead and The Hitch-Hiker were not based on King's tales and were instead the product of George Romero's imagination. Certainly nothing wrong with that, but I always thought King came up with the stories for these two.

    Perhaps Bev Vincent might know about this. I was wondering if King wrote out treatments for these tales, and if so, how long they were. Or, maybe he just wrote out brief premises for the segments. In the previous thread on Creepshow 2, a member very helpfully stated that there were some written treatments/synopses, which is probably correct, but I thought I would pose this query again anyway since I just read about it in the Wood book. Most likely though the info already given is right.
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    you did it right!
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    thanks for the ride, lady.
  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    King wrote a treatment for five stories and a wraparound story that was more complex than the one found in the original movie. Romero converted this into a screenplay. The other two stories were adaptations of Cat from Hell and the original story Pinfall. I don't know how long this treatments was.
  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    "That's gonna cost you Mrs. Lansing!" :)
    My favorite from Creepshow 2.
  7. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

    Pinfall was never a story, but a treatment. Cat from Hell and The Raft were actual stories. But, yup, King did outline Creepshow 2, by longhand, in a handbook/ledger which he provided to Romero. According to Romero, King even put dialogues in these synopses/outlines.
  8. DanishReader

    DanishReader Well-Known Member

    Oh, and Old Chief Wood'nhead was actually first a short story that King once tried to write but never completed. It was then titled Chief Woodenhead.
  9. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    My son and I watched "Creepshow" a couple of weeks ago. He had never seen it. We were both cracking up at Mr. King's portrayal of Jordy Verrill. That's still hilarious no matter how many times I watch it.
  10. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  11. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Yep, my son was rolling on the floor when he said that!:)
  12. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Omigod, it's thoughts like these that keep me up at night.
  13. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Just came across some of the new content in this thread.

    DanishReader, thanks for this info. Is there an article out there describing this notebook/etc.?
  14. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    I love "the Hitchhiker" story....its funny and amazing that the hiker keeps appearing to the lady driver...."thanks for the ride lady!".....and its nice to see Stephen King get a cameo appearance....
    and I see that in the first story "Old Chief Wooden Head" the character "Fats Stuff" who is helping rob the store, is the son of the actor Hal Holbrook in the first creepshow movie The Crate
  15. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Wow! Mind totally blown! Didn't know that. Awesome.

  16. Ceefor

    Ceefor Well-Known Member

    I thought he was fantastic as Jordy Verrill - "meteor s***!" Brilliant! ;-D
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  17. BillFan2003

    BillFan2003 Bill and Georgie Fan

    The Raft is my favorite part of Creepshow 2. I also enjoyed the other 2 segments as well.
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