Release Date: 1993
Genre: Compilation of Shorts
Director: John Carpenter, Larry Sulkis, Tobe Hooper
Screenwriter: Billy Brown, Dan Angel

Body Bags (1993) Rating:

Ryan= 7 / 10;
Jo= 6 / 10;

Body Bags (1993) Synopsis:

An undead corpse is walking around, cracking jokes in a basement morgue. The corpse gives an account of three gruesome tales, each story detailing the events of how a person died and wound up in a body bag.

Body Bags (1993) Review:

Even though this anthology is comprised of three short stories, it’s really John Carpenter as the undead corpse that steals the show. Carpenter is flawless in his crypt keeper role while being actually quite humorous, pulling off multiple moments that can offer a good laugh. The stories themselves were all pretty cheesy and mindlessly entertaining. The first story of a young lady’s first day of work with a serial killer on the loose is both suspenseful and cool, and by far the best. The second story was a bit too over-the-top and the third story had potential but fell flat at times.

One aspect of Body Bags that is surprising is how many big-name actors the anthology managed to pull in. Mark Hamill (Luke in Star Wars), Stacey Keach and Robert Carradine all had major roles in their respective story. Also, there were some amusing little cameo’s thrown into the stories as well. Body Bags isn’t spectacular by any means, but it is a fun movie to throw on and laugh along with.


Body Bags (1993) Cast:

Cast overview, first billed only:
John CarpenterJohn CarpenterThe Coroner (segment “The Morgue”)
Tom ArnoldTom ArnoldMorgue Worker #1 (segment “The Morgue”)
Tobe HooperTobe HooperMorgue Worker #2 (segment “The Morgue”)
Robert CarradineRobert CarradineBill (segment “The Gas Station”)
Alex DatcherAlex DatcherAnne (segment “The Gas Station”)
Peter JasonPeter JasonGent (segment “The Gas Station”)
Molly CheekMolly CheekDivorcee (segment “The Gas Station”)
Wes CravenWes CravenPasty Faced Man (segment “The Gas Station”)
Sam RaimiSam RaimiDead Bill (segment “The Gas Station”)
David NaughtonDavid NaughtonPete (segment “The Gas Station”)
George 'Buck' FlowerGeorge ‘Buck’ FlowerStranger (segment “The Gas Station”) (as Buck Flower)
Lucy BoryerLucy BoryerPeggy (segment “The Gas Station”)
Roger RooksRoger RooksTV Anchorman (segment “The Gas Station”)
Stacy KeachStacy KeachRichard Coberts (segment “Hair”)
David WarnerDavid WarnerDr. Lock (segment “Hair”)

 

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