A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.Written by
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Lee Ving, the lead singer of punk band Fear, appears in the segment "Terror in Topanga." One of the songs that J.J. (Emilio Estevez) listens to in the segment "Bishop of Battle" is actually "I Don't Care About You" by Fear. Also on this episode is "Let's Have a War" by FEAR. See more »
In "The Benediction," just after the demon truck leaps out of the ground and begins to chase Frank again, the shooting lights on the camera tracking truck are reflected on the side of Frank's car and are clearly visible for several seconds, despite the brightness of the day. See more »
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corny, dated but still fun cult horror anthology from Universal
Directed by Joseph Sargent, it's split into 4 unconnected stories: 1) "Terror in Topanga" offers up that old chestnut about a dark night and an escaped killer on the prowl. Featuring Christina Raines and William Sanderson. 2) "The Bishop of Battle" stars Emilio Estevez as a video game expert determined to get to the final level on a new arcade game. Careful what you wish for! Also with Moon Unit Zappa. 3) "The Benediction" is a Duel take-off with Lance Henriksen as a priest who has lost his faith and may have run into the devil in the form of a menacing black truck on the highway. 4) "Night of the Rat" features a suburban family terrorized by, you guessed it, rats. With Richard Masur and Veronica Cartwright.
The effects are chintzy (including some very early computer effects), and a lot of it is one-note. But there's a camp charm to it, and it makes good viewing for those in the mood for some cheesy but not ghastly frights. Featuring some early 80's punk music by the likes of X, Black Flag, and Fear.
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