Body Bags (w/ producer Sandy King Carpenter in person!)

Considering that it is a team-up between John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, the horror anthology Body Bags has become something of a lost and forgotten film. Originally dreamt up as a TV series (Showtime’s attempt to match HBO’s Tales From The Crypt), the film shows off Carpenter and Hooper’s love of horror and comedy — with an oddball cast ranging from character actors like Stacy Keach and David Warner, to pop stars Sheena Easton and Debbie Harry, and a cavalcade of horror icons like Roger Corman, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi and more – with Carpenter himself taking on the ghoulish role of our Crypt Keeper-esque horror host! Carpenter is clearly having a blast with the film (in front of and behind the camera), and now that horror anthologies are all the rage again, it is the perfect time to exhume this weirdo gem on the big screen!

Dirs. John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, 1993, digital presentation.