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I'm a sucker for any film starring the late great Vincent Price. Whether he is an acting tour-de-force, such as he was in the excellent Theatre of Blood, or hamming things up, as he did in pretty much everything else, Price had the ability to brighten up anything he lent his talent to - that is except for this, The Comedy of Terrors, director Jacques Tourneur's penultimate directorial effort.
Vincent Price stars as the alcoholic Waldo Trumbull. Trumbull runs an undertaking business that he intends to inherit from the senile Amos Hinchley (Boris Karloff) after marrying Hinchley's daughter Amaryllis (Joyce Jameson). Quite why Trumbull wishes to inherit a business that has no clients - and therefore brings in no money - makes little sense. But then, very little about this intended horror-farce does.
Director Wes Craven returns to the Freddy dream pool, writing the best entry since the third movie. Incorporating most of the key actors from the genre defining first instalment, we see Heather Langenkamp, playing herself, twigging that bogeyman Freddy is a bit miffed that no more movies are being made of him. Freddy is starting to break into the real world, threatening to take Heather's son after murdering her special effects expert husband. As her life begins to fall apart, she realises that her life also mirrors word for word the script that Wes Craven is writing to bring Freddy back to the screen.
Bypassing a cinema release and heading straight for the rental market, this third instalment was previously known by the unimaginative I Know What You Did Last Summer 3 and The Hook. First announced in 2000 the idea was to have Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brandy and Freddie Prince Jr. return with a script written with them in mind. Time passed and the movie was never made. When a new script was put together rumour had it that Love Hewitt was to appear in a cameo. She doesn't.
Four teens from a small Colorado town end up victimised by someone in an odd fitting fisherman's coat, after a prank they pull one July 4th goes wrong. The plot sounds exactly like the first movie to the point that when I read about it I thought it was actually a remake rather than a sequel. Scripted by Michael Weiss (Crocodile, Octopus (both 2000)) and originally slated to be directed by Damon Santostefano (Severed Ties (1992)) this third instalment sees actor Don Shanks (Halloween 5, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (1989, 2005)) step into the role of The Fisherman.
The tagline for the 1978 version of Dawn of the Dead announced that when there was no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth. The same could be said for the zombie sub-genre the movie's director Romero created with his seminal 1968 pic Night of the Living Dead. If our streets are (fortunately) not awash with the shambling decaying dead, the shelves of the local Blockbuster positively groan under the weight of so much un-dead fare. In recent years alone, we have been 'treated' to the ghoulish delights of Zombie Strippers, The Zombie Diaries, [REC] and its US remake Quarantine, Undead or Alive and more, with only the barest slither breaking out successfully from their crypts upon the local DVD store shelves and providing the paying punter with anything bordering on decent entertainment.
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