Review of "Body Bags"

published 11/12/2000 | TheNeil
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Pro Good set of short stories
Cons Doesn't really excel at anything
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"Stab stab stab - you re dead"

Horror anthologies tend to get a bit of a bad press and not since Dr Terror's House of Horrors (WAY back in the early 60's) have we had anything really decent...until now.

What we have here are three tales of 'horror' that directors Hooper and Carpenter have decided to pitch as tongue in cheek rather than out and out horror, and it works. Despite this almost comedy approach, there are moments of genuine fright and it all comes together well. Even the usually atrocious linking scenes (while being more 'humourous' than the rest of the film) sit well and follow the set trend (and also offer Carpenter and Hooper a couple of cameos).

The cast is made up of b-list rather than a-list stars but once again it works and they give it their all. The individual stories are well handled and fill their short time slots well, and although they have no running theme, they're entertaining. On the effects front we're definitely in throw-some-blood-and-it'll-work territory but it's suitable here so no problems.

Hard core horror fans may dismiss this as being too tame, but your everyday man in the street will find an occasionally scary and entertaining little film.

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