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Body Bags (1993)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From the master of terror! Three tales to chill & thrill. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter Presents 'Mind Games' See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

187, Showtime Networks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Barker was asked to play a role, but had to decline because he was busy at the time. See more »

Goofs

When the dead Coroner is being cut open by one of the Morgue's attendants, he lifts his head up in a comical spoof. Yet the other attendant who fetched the coffee was coming back, and despite looking at his direction didn't see the coroner move. 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

The English VHS Tape from "Polygram" is 100% uncut. The "4 Front Video" Version is cut (Bill gets crushed by the car scene). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Body Bags (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Good anthology horror from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper
3 February 2015 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

This was a pilot episode for a possible series on Showtime. Showtime wanted to spend less money on it, so the idea was aborted and John Carpenter continued to make feature films. All three episodes are packed with guest appearances and cameos by many great actors and horror directors. Performances in all of them are excellent and each episode has a different tone and style. The first is somewhat of a slasher. The second is a bizarre comedy with sci fi elements. Both of those were directed by John Carpenter. The third is the darkest and is directed by Tobe Hooper. Body Bags has a lot of actors that are very talented, but very underrated that normally don't get to do this type of stuff like Robert Carradine and Mark Hamill. Stacy Keach is always excellent as well and does great here. As far as I am concerned the Tales From The Crypt series on HBO is the best anthology horror there is. Body Bags would have made a good series and could have been able to compete with it if it could maintain this sort of quality. John Carpenter is the host of this show and has the right delivery and the right hair to keep up with The Cryptkeeper.


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