Saturday, October 25, 2008

13 Nights of Hallowe'en: Night #7 Body Parts

Wow, what can I say about tonight’s movie? It’s called
Body Parts“Body Parts” and it stars a bunch of people I love to watch. This movie is a personal favourite. Up first is Jeff Fahey who is stupendous and I dig all his work. I have to tout another of his movies “The Lawnmowerman”. I just have to tout it. Okay, done. Fahey plays criminal psychologist Bill Crushank. Crushank consults on a convict named Ray, played by the coolest man with three first names, Paul Ben-Victor, who is like Super Guest-Star-Man on TV. Later Crushank runs into a man in his unique situation played by Brad Dourif. Dourif of course is most famous for all of the “Child’s Play” movies as Chucky’s voice but I must also tout “Death Machine”! Dourif won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Body Parts”.

One last cast comment: Crushank also gets help from Detective Sawchuck played by Zakes Mokae who should be remembered from “The Serpent and the Rainbow”. Now for the director, Eric Red. Red is the director for “Body Parts” and did some of the writing. He was also a writer on the 1986 and 2007 versions of “The Hitcher” and on “Near Dark”. Now, “Body Parts” is one of those movies that the audience has to go with. Some call it cheesy, and laugh at the dialogue, but that’s mostly a matter of the philosophical questions given flesh (pun intended) in the film. Does that fall flat? Honestly, kind of, but the pacing is good, it has great excitement, and I enjoyed Red’s handling of things. After all, the film was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film and won one for Best Music.

Mood: contemplative.
Music: Haunted by Type O Negative off of October Rust.

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