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Body Bags (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy  |  8 August 1993 (USA)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Morgue Worker #1 (segment "The Morgue")
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Morgue Worker #2 (segment "The Morgue")
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Bill (segment "The Gas Station")
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Anne (segment "The Gas Station")
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Gent (segment "The Gas Station")
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Divorcee (segment "The Gas Station")
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Pasty Faced Man
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Dead Bill (segment "The Gas Station")
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Pete (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")
Roger Rooks ...
TV Anchorman (segment "The Gas Station")
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Richard Coberts (segment "Hair")
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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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Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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The segment "The Gas Station" was shot completely at night. See more »

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In "The Gas Station" when "Bill" falls to the floor after being struck by Anne, you can briefly see his prop machete fold as it hits the ground. See more »

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The Coroner: [looking at bodies] Natural causes... Natural causes... Natural causes... I hate natural causes! Give me a big stab wound to poke at and then I'm happy.
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ALMOST CUT MY HAIR
Written by David Crosby
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young (as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Three Tales of Horror and Fun
21 November 2001 | by (NC) – 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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