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Body Bags (1993)

Three short stories in the horror genre. The first about a serial killer. The second about a hair transplant gone wrong. The third about a baseball player.
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Gent (segment "The Gas Station")
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Divorcee (segment "The Gas Station")
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Stranger (segment "The Gas Station") (as Buck Flower)
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Peggy (segment "The Gas Station")
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Dr. Lock (segment "Hair")
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Three short stories in the horror genre. The first about a serial killer. The second about a hair transplant gone wrong. The third about a baseball player. Written by Stefan Andersson <stefan@eko.adm.chalmers.se>

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David Naughton has a cameo in the first story of "Body Bags" titled " The Gas Station." He is part probably most famous for his lead role in "American Werewolf in London." The keyboard music playing as Naughton gets up in the garage (at the end of "The Gas Station") sounds strangely similar to Ennio Morricone's song " Animals and Encounters" which was featured in the movie " Wolf." A movie which starred Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pheifer as werewolves, and which came out at around the same time as "Body Bags." See more »

Goofs

When the dead Coroner is being cut open by one of the Morgue's attendants, he lifts his head up in a comical spoof. Yet the other attendant who fetched the coffee was coming back, and despite looking at his direction didn't see the coroner move. See more »

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The Coroner: Ah, body bags. You see, if it's murder, suicide or a nasty accident, they put them in here.
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »

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ALMOST CUT MY HAIR
Written by David Crosby
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young (as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
Published by Stay Straight Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Three Tales of Horror and Fun
21 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Director John Carpenter narrates three stories as a walking corpse that must have been a real bad stand-up comic in life. The humour is generally very sophomoric(one scene depicts a rather bosomy lady corpse having troubles being slid in and out of the dead body drawer), but Carpenter actually handles the material very well. Carpenter also directs two of the stories, and Tobe Hooper(The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) directs the third(as well as has a small role as a mortician). The stories each are very different in style, mood, and tone, and each has something to offer in terms of entertainment. The first is probably the most derivative in terms of plot, but also for me was the most frightening. Sexy(very sexy) Alex Datcher plays a woman taking a new job at a 24hr open gas station in a town where many women/people have been killed in serial fashion. Carpenter holds no punches as he tries to make us jump from our seats. Although this story is predictable, it has a lot of suspense. The second story was a funny tale about a balding man that goes to a weird place for hair implants only to discover that he is being used in some horrifying way. Pure laughs with this one as Stacy Keach plays the hair-obsessed man with comic aplomb. David Warner also does a great job playing the Hair Doctor. Sexy Sheena Easton and Debbie Harry also help(they are quite good at teasing hair I'm sure!. The third story is the best-written and directed one as it tells the story of Mark Hamil, a baseball player that loses his eye in an auto accident and has it replaced with the eye of a serial killer. Naturally the eye takes over the rest of the body(shades of The Hands of Orlac here). A very eerie, taught piece of storytelling. All three stories are populated with the greats of the horror genre like John Agar, Roger Corman, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, and a host of other recognizable faces. Great to see Twiggy again! Body Bags is just plain fun fare. There is no statement trying to be made, no overall theme, just some honest laughs mixed with some honest scares amidst the backdrop of a little sex and lots of guts.


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