Two restaurant owners, Spike and Doc (a former surgeon), and their pal the Undertaker (get the title now???) run a racket around town killing people, then selling them for food and charging outrageous prices for burials. Eventually they bumble their way into the paths of destiny! And into the fists of Harry! Or, more likely, the filmmaker ran out of money!
Either way, everybody dies...but no! At the end, everybody comes back! It was all just a big joke! Yay! Good thing the director did that, cause I thought it was real!! I was going to call the police!!!
Undertaker - Ray Dannis
*Everyone else is a grab bag. Nobody's name is given with their character!*
Directed and written by - T.L.P. Swicegood (yes, that's his name)
It's pretty obvious early on that this is flick is a black comedy, rather than a horror movie. A boyfriend's picture changes faces as his girlfriend gets killed and chopped up; the mortuary advertises "We give trading stamps" above the door; all the attempts at jokes that fall completely flat.
There is attempt at gore, but since this was a "family film" or something the camera cuts away instantly after something happens. It's too bad because it seems like there were some good kills; someone stabbed in the eye, a girl impaled on a metal fence, bodies chopped up for hambur-ger (whatever that is). There is one scene, when the two diner whackos are performing 'surgery' on a victim, that shows some guts, but it's obviously just pig guts and someone sifting through them, so it doesn't count all that high. Though, they tried.
The characters aren't too memorable either, really. Everyone is attempting to make their stupid jokes so much they forget that there's a movie going on. There is one line in particular I can't figure out; somebody gets nicked on the head, and another guy says, "He shaved with a..." and then somebody honks a horn. Maybe it was product placement or something, and they had to edit it out? I still can't figure that one. Most of the women in this are hapless wastes that start making out with whatever shmuck that happens to walk by. Age of Feminism, this movie's not.
I don't know; it's a jumbled, unfunny mess, but it MAY be worth it to catch it once for the weird 60's nostalgia. The premise was there, but no real payoff; but, it's only an hour or so long, so not much time is wasted.
And dammit, they made it that much worse when the ending had everyone popping out going, "Hey kids! It was all just a gag, see? Nobody got hurt, honest!" What a cop-out. Luckily this was the director's last film ever.Hide Full Review
It's pretty obvious early on that this is flick is a black comedy, rather than a horror movie. A boy ...
Pointless nudity - no
Random violence - yes
Uppercut - no
Editing - no
Seasonal rates - yes
What kind of cat sounds are those?
Extreme point #2!
Pointless skateboard sequence?
Oh, quit looking at the damn camera.
Pointless pie sequence!
2 Hit Combo!
What the hell was the shot of the building for? Can we get an editor?
What the hell is Hambur-ger?
Ultra gold chain combo!
Shooting guns give you an orgasm. I saw it.
What happened to the color?
Stock footage stair climbing! How many floors are on this freaking building??
Harry - "You watch. Too much. Television."
Anne - "My friends call me Anne. You may call me Ms. Poultry."
Spike - "Poultry? As in barnyard? BockbockbockbockHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA"
Anne - "It's not that funny."
Spike - "Ok, Chicken."
Anne - "This place would give me fifteen nightmares."
Delivery guy - "Why don't you order any meat? Just vegetables like lettuce, celery, onions, and ketchup."
Doc - "Why don't you get outta here, I'm s-s-s-studyin!"
Spike - "He shaved with a *honk honk*. (I don't get it either)
Undertaker - "Now all I need is a mas-"