Three short stories in the horror genre: the first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant gone wrong, and the third about a baseball player.
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John Carpenter ... The Coroner (segment "The Morgue")
Tom Arnold ... Morgue Worker #1 (segment "The Morgue")
Tobe Hooper ... Morgue Worker #2 (segment "The Morgue")
Robert Carradine ... Bill (segment "The Gas Station")
Alex Datcher ... Anne (segment "The Gas Station")
Peter Jason ... Gent (segment "The Gas Station")
Molly Cheek ... Divorcee (segment "The Gas Station")
Wes Craven ... Pasty Faced Man (segment "The Gas Station")
Sam Raimi ... Dead Bill (segment "The Gas Station")
David Naughton ... Pete (segment "The Gas Station")
George 'Buck' Flower ... Stranger (segment "The Gas Station") (as Buck Flower)
Lucy Boryer ... Peggy (segment "The Gas Station")
Roger Rooks Roger Rooks ... TV Anchorman (segment "The Gas Station")
Stacy Keach ... Richard Coberts (segment "Hair")
David Warner ... 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, and the third about a baseball player.

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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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Final acting role of Sean McClory. See more »

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In the third part "Eye", Brent naturally has blue eyes. After the physical operation where he should have a brown eye on the right and a blue eye on the left. The eye colour swaps sides at least once, possibly to depict a descent into madness. In some scenes both eyes are brown, or one blue and one black. In the crib scene just before his face is burnt with a cigarette, his eyes are both blue. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

There are two French DVD's from the label "Aventi" and "Prism Vision" are uncut. See more »

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Referenced in Unzipping Body Bags (2013) 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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Mixed bag
1 July 2005 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Three stories courtesy of John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, sounds like it can't miss, right? The results are mixed, but pretty interesting all the same.

The Gas Station is vintage Carpenter. Here he maximizes the effect from a truly simple premise and creates a genuinely scary story. It's simple, but the final minutes are riddled with tension and general uneasiness. The best of the bunch.

Hair is a truly funny story with a terrific performance by Stacy Keach. It goes way over the top towards the end, but still, it's highly amusing for the most part.

Eye, the weakest of the three, due to it's complete and utter predictability and complete failure of generating any real chills. It's fun to see Hamill and it's pretty gory but that's about it.

One terrific story, one pretty good and one pretty bad, all in all, it's worth watching but it's nothing spectacular.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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John Carpenter Presents 'Mind Games' See more »

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187, Showtime Networks See more »
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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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