Bloody, brutal and unpleasant, Victor Salva's skilful sequel to his superior creature feature lacks the chills of the original, but ramps up the action.
The set-up is simple: a busload of jocks breakdown in the sticks and leathery demon-freak The Creeper chows down. As the titles tell us, "Every 23rd spring, for 23 days, it gets to eat..."
This is straightforward, flesh-crawling horror, which goes off its bloody boil in the clumsy climax, but will still terrify green viewers. Hardened gorehounds, meanwhile, will appreciate the writer-director's savvy manipulation of genre conventions.
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