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A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims.
When a Paul enters his apartment to find Mary fighting off a swinger who has gotten into the wrong apartement (and thinks that Mary is just playing hard to get) he hits the man with a frying pan, killing him. Their dreams of running a small resturant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide to dispose of the body, keep the wallet, and to advertise for other sexually oriented visitors who are summarily killed, bagged, robbed and disposed of. This goes along quite well until one night a burglar named Raoul breaks in and cuts himself in for a piece of the action. Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Paul Bartel spelled the name of the Raoul character with the French spelling as "a tribute to the great director Raoul Walsh" but conceded that the real reason was because he didn't know how to spell it in Spanish which was as Raúl. See more »
Mary is wearing one pair of shoes from when she leaves the apartment to go to the bank and a different pair when she arrives there. See more »
Why should we give up any of that money? We had to kill two people to get it!
You killed two people for less than a thousand dollars?
...One of them shortchanged us.
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There is a credit for "Guest Electrician" See more »
One of the greatest comedies ever made (right up there with National Lampoon's Vacation, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, and Clerks) that really makes a strong statement about swingers, s&m, rape, murder, and cannibalism without becoming tasteless. This is Bartel's greatest accomplishment. A major cult hit and deservingly so.
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