Body Bags (1993) Revisited – Horror Movie Review
It’s time for a new episode of the Black Sheep video series, and in this one we’re looking back at a cool horror anthology from 1993 called Body Bags (watch it HERE), a movie made up of segments directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, featuring cameos from the likes of Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, and Roger Corman. To find out why we think Body Bags deserves to be more popular than it is, check out the video embedded above!
Body Bags was made for Showtime and was supposed to be the start of an anthology series, their version of Tales from the Crypt. But this movie is all we ever got out of that idea. It’s a shame this didn’t become a series, especially since it’s hosted by Carpenter himself, hamming it up as a character called The Coroner. The film has the following synopsis: Young college student Anne (Alex Datcher) is working the late shift at “The Gas Station” while a killer is on the loose. Then, middle-aged business man Richard Coberts (Stacy Keach) can’t stand the thought of losing his “Hair” and he’ll do anything to keep it. And finally, Brent Matthews (Mark Hamill), a baseball player submits to an “Eye” transplant after he loses an eye in a car accident. After going through the revolutionary eye surgery, he ends up getting more than just his eye sight back.
Carpenter just celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this week. An interesting interview with the filmmaker, conducted on the set of Halloween back in 1978, can be seen HERE.
The Black Sheep series features different takes on horror films that the masses or/and critics didn’t care for but that we found merit in. We defend horror movies that deserve more love!
This episode of The Black Sheep was Written, Narrated, and Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.
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