29 September 2008

6WH: Sep 29

Tales from the Crypt: "Beauty Rest" (1992) directed by Stephen Hopkins
"I've often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies." Sure, but how do you get something like that going? In this Crypt episode, the auditorium for the Miss Autopsy 1992 contest was packed. How do find that many like-minded "inner beauty" fans? You need people that not only are interested in seeing a flayed woman on stage but are willing to get duded up in a tuxedo for the event. Maybe some clever fliers posted in rich neighborhoods? (6/10)

Tales from the Crypt: "What's Cookin'" (1992) directed by Gilbert Adler

Christopher Reeve is the owner of a restaurant the only serves squid (he wants to be the Colonel Sanders of cephalopods). Superman selling squid? I love it already. On the verge of eviction, a sneaky hired hand in Reeve's restaurant has him unknowingly serve steaks made of people. The people meat is an enormous hit, business booms and the door opens for plenty of scenes of Reeve trying to hide the corpses in the freezer from his wife. A lot of fun with an ending I actually didn't expect. (7/10)