Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jun 12, 2020 22:20:33 GMT
I feel like I have a good grasp on horror history, but yours always puts mine to shame. I'm sure I recognised a handful of those, quick as it was, but I know I'm going to be introduced to some great potential first time watches.
“It's smooth and creamy… it’s low-calorie and delicious… and it kills. It's the Stuff!” This slice of satirical fun follows Michael Moriarty as he tries to get to the bottom of the hottest new dessert sensation whose sales are taking a big bite out of the junk food industry. The horror! Also starring Paul Sorvino, Garrett Morris and Danny Aiello, this sci-fi jab at consumerism also has some fun practical effects, most notably a scene that utilizes the same upside-down bedroom from A Nightmare on Elm Street the year prior.
Post by therealcomicman117 on Oct 2, 2020 1:27:22 GMT
Absolutely love how this series is starting this year. Larry Cohen is one of my favorite directors, he's so good at mixing genre horror with straight-up comedy and parody, and The Stuff emphasis this better then any of his films. It's such a great funny satire.
Initially planned as a pilot for an NBC series that never came to fruition, this anthology was later picked up by Universal Pictures and centres on four unconnected segments that range from entertainingly wonky to pretty darn good. The first segment subverts the killer-in-the-backseat urban legend, while the second focuses on a video game addict (a bleached-blonde Emilio Estevez) whose obsession goes just a little too far. The always dependable Lance Henriksen leads the third story as a priest facing both a crises of faith and a killer truck, and the final tale with Scream Queen Veronica Cartwright covers a suburban family dealing with a serious rat problem. Like most anthologies, the end result is a bit of a mixed bag, but this underseen collection has its fair share of memorable moments and makes for a fun ride the whole way through.