Really Weird Tales (1987)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  2 February 1987 (Canada)
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The movie consists of three odd and strange tales that each teach a different lesson.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Kim (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
Astrid Falconi ...
Kelly (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange") (as Astrid Brandt)
Georgia Steele ...
Bob Lem ...
Bartender (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
Bob Bainborough ...
Gary (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
Jack (segment "All's Well that Ends Strange")
Jennifer Inch ...
Christopher Januszczak ...


This movie has and offbeat collection of three bizarre stories that are definitely REALLY WEIRD TALES! All of the following tales are told by Joe Flahery in the movie. 1 - "All's Well That Ends Strange" - A third-rate lounge performer thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher. Then he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles! (ROBOT WOMEN) 2 - "Cursed With Charisma" - This tale concerns the failing town of Fitchville. A mysterious stranger stirs things up with no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place. 3 - "I'll Die Loving" - Finally, in the last tale, Theresa Sharpe is a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she love explodes. In the tale she finally finds a cure for her problem. But how many of her romances went up in smoke? Written by Ernest B <>

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really pretty weak, though a little weird, and at least watchable
29 August 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Joe Flaherty hosts this anthology movie. As host, he plays it a bit like Rod Serling in The Twilight Zone, but really over-the-top goofy, and yet not terribly funny unfortunately.

In the first segment, Martin Short plays an insecure lounge singer who's been invited to perform at a place like the Playboy Mansion. This has been his dream, and the Hugh Hefner- type host seems to like him, and one of the young women there seems to like him too. She's played by Olivia D'Abo, who looks absolutely adorable here (and also sexy in a hot tub). One running gag is that Short, when asked for a drink, asks for a "Pouss Café," which takes a long time to make, and he doesn't end up drinking it either time. After Short and D'Abo stumble into a secret passage, you'll guess how it will end long before the segment gets to the end.

In the second segment, John Candy plays a confident man who wants to make real estate barons out of every member of a poor town ("the flyswatter capital of the world"). As long as you don't read the brief plot summary on the back of the video box, you'd probably never guess how this one ends. It's not very satisfying.

In the final segment, a young woman who was raised by nuns is sent out into the world. They all treated her badly, since whoever (or whatever) she loves will explode. She does her best to try not to love anything, but is such a soft touch she finds it difficult and looks for a cure. I don't know that I liked how it ended, but it is at least the most interesting segment of the three. The surly talking Cabbage Patch-type dolls were amusing.

Not really recommended. It would help a lot if you're a big fan of the actors from SCTV.

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