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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Datcher ...
Gent (segment "The Gas Station")
Divorcee (segment "The Gas Station")
Pasty Faced Man (segment "The Gas Station")
Stranger (segment "The Gas Station") (as Buck Flower)
Peggy (segment "The Gas Station")
Roger Rooks ...
TV Anchorman (segment "The Gas Station")
Dr. Lock (segment "Hair")


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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Release Date:

8 August 1993 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter spent three hours in the make-up chair for his role as The Coroner. See more »


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 »


Pete: I forgot my credit card.
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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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Good anthology horror from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper
3 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This was a pilot episode for a possible series on Showtime. Showtime wanted to spend less money on it, so the idea was aborted and John Carpenter continued to make feature films. All three episodes are packed with guest appearances and cameos by many great actors and horror directors. Performances in all of them are excellent and each episode has a different tone and style. The first is somewhat of a slasher. The second is a bizarre comedy with sci fi elements. Both of those were directed by John Carpenter. The third is the darkest and is directed by Tobe Hooper. Body Bags has a lot of actors that are very talented, but very underrated that normally don't get to do this type of stuff like Robert Carradine and Mark Hamill. Stacy Keach is always excellent as well and does great here. As far as I am concerned the Tales From The Crypt series on HBO is the best anthology horror there is. Body Bags would have made a good series and could have been able to compete with it if it could maintain this sort of quality. John Carpenter is the host of this show and has the right delivery and the right hair to keep up with The Cryptkeeper.

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