Body Bags (1993)

USA,
91m
35mm film, colour, 4:3
stereo, English

An American horror television film directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper.

Plot Summary

An anthology of three short horror stories, one about a serial killer, one about a disastrous transplant and the third about the strange fate awaiting a baseball player.

Credits

Crew
Directors: John Carpenter (The Gas Station; Hair); Tobe Hooper (Eye)
187 Corp, Showtime Networks Inc
Executive Producers: John Carpenter, Sandy King, Dan Angel
Producer: Sandy King
Co-Producer: Dan Angel
Script: Billy Brown, Dan Angel
Director of Photography: Gary Kibbe
Editor: Edward A. Warschilka
Music: John Carpenter, Jim Lang
Sound Recordist: Larry Hoki
Set Wardrobe: Robert Iannaccone
Make-up: Greg LaCava
Hair: Carolyn Elias
Special Make-up Effects: KNB EFX Group Inc, Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger
Coroners Make-up: Rick Baker, Cinnovation Inc
Special Effects: Howard Jensen
Stop Motion Effects: Effects Animation Inc
Production Designer: Daniel A. LominoCast

The Morgue [framing story]
John Carpenter (the coroner)
Tom Arnold (morgue worker 1)
Tobe Hooper (morgue worker 2)The Gas Station
Robert Carradine (Bill)
Alex Datcher (Anne)
Peter Jason (gent)
Molly Cheek (divorcee)
Wes Craven (pasty faced man)
Sam Raimi (Dead Bill)
David Naughton (Pete)
Buck Flower (stranger)
Lucy Boryer (Peggy)
Roger Rooks (TV anchorman)

Hair
Stacy Keach (Richard Coberts)
David Warner (Dr Lock)
Sheena Easton (Megan)
Dan Blom (Dennis)
Attila (man with beautiful hair)
Kim Alexis (woman with beautiful hair)
Greg Nicotero (man with dog)
Deborah Harry (the nurse)

Eye
Mark Hamill (Brent Matthews)
Twiggy (Cathy Matthews)
John Agar (Dr Lang)
Roger Corman (Dr Bregman)
Charles Napier (baseball team manager)
Eddie Velez (baseball player)
Betty Muramoto (librarian)
Bebe Drake-Massey (nurse)
Sean McClory (minister)
Robert L. Bush (man)
Gregory H. Alpert (technician)

Alternative Titles

Body Bags – Corpi estranei – Italy
Body Bags – Kolme Tietä Kauhuun – Finland
Body Bags, Bolsa de Cadáveres – Spain
John Carpenter Presents Body Bags
John Carpenter Presents Mind Games
Petits cauchemars avant la nuit
– France
Vidas Nocturnas
– Portugal

See also
Halloween (1978)
Halloween II (1981)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

References

Periodicals

  • Scream Queens Illustrated no.2 pp.21-22, 70 – illustrated article
  • Shivers no.36 p.28 – review
  • Video Watchdog no.20 pp.15-16 – review