It's Creepshow meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in this Montreal-lensed anthology. We open up with an ambulance arriving at a hospital. We then meet three psychiatrists, the lead doctor is played by Norman Fell from Three's Company. The three doctors spend the night in the hospital lounge discussing three stories of various patients.
Our first story centers around a high school student named Matthew whose relationship with his girlfriend Stephanie is quite bitter, mostly due to the fact that Matthew will not introduce her to his parents. That's because in Matthew's mind, his parents aren't exactly human.
The second story deals with overworked TV producer Frank, who is really desperate for his latest sitcom to become a success. Things take a bizarre turn for the worse when Frank murders local hood Pickens during a shady business deal. This is probably my favorite story in the series due to some of the dark humor in this story. Look carefully during scenes in Frank's house for a poster for Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars.
Our third and last story, and probably the darkest story in the film, is about kind and very caring and successful photographer Michael. Michael receives a very strange L.P. record in the mail. After listening to the record one night, Michael starts to become hostile and cynical towards everyone around him, including his business partner, his girlfriend, his models, and even a local bum who he helps out frequently. It's only a matter of time before Michael really goes off the deep end.
The movie ends with an ironic twist.
This is an average anthology film that becomes rather entertaining as it progresses. Some of the acting is not great but not exactly terrible either. While Norman Fell does not do much in this film, it is nice to see him. The music is good as well.
DVD Extras: This DVD from DVD Inc., is merely a budgetary affair. It starts off with 2 logos and moves on to the film. After the film, it just simply stops. No menus, no extra features, no trailer. There are not even any chapter stops. The film seems to be taken from a VHS source, but it looks to be a decent VHS source. Sound quality is good too.
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