Saturday, 30 December 2017

Review: Creepshow 3 (2006)

Stars: Kris Allen, Magi Avila

Budget: $3.5 million

Directed By: Ana Clavell, James Dudelson

Sigh okay so we got a third movie in the series. Why do I sigh?
Because this is the dip in the series, even for a anthology lover like me. This creepshow is not like the others. It's less comic style and more just standard film style like any other anthology.

Though one thing this does do in it's difference is to link the stories together. Some of the character from one story will interact with others from one of the other stories.
This is redeeming as it's a new direction possibly to inject something new into the series.

The film is five stories like the first one again which i also appreciated. The only problem is they feel like things i've seen before in something like outer limits or twilight zone. Remotes that can freeze time or a person who might be a robot really. Lets get on with the each segment in my breakdown:

This shit is confusing Alice a young girl with an attitude problem comes home to see her father messing around with some kind of remote control. This like so many sci-fi trope is able to change/control aspects of time/space, but not only that it's able to change other things like skin colour etc. The remote has been given to them from someone from another of the segments a scientist down the road. Well each press makes Alice mutate 'show her true ugly form' until her family finally notice just how ugly she is inside. Then the scientist turns her into a small white rabbit at the end.

Rachel The Call Girl:
Possibly one of my favourites of the five and a nice little twist that made me laugh too. A guy (Victor) hires a hooker/call girl (Rachel) to entertain him for the night, only shocker! Shes a murderer. She secures Victor to the bed kills him, then sticks a pillow over his face.
After cleaning herself off she hears his voice saying she killed him, removing the pillow we see Victor is a massive mouthed vampire of some kind, in a twist he then kills her. Placing her corpse with the occupants of the house who he has also killed.

Professors Wife:
Another reasonably funny one but again something i've seen in many other things before, someone seems better than they should be so their a robot right?
Two students go see their professor who has seemingly married a really beautiful woman much better than anyone would have though he could get. The professor is also brilliant in robotics and she also seems very methodical in her actions.
They end up accidentally murdering her looking for cybernetic parts in her body.
Rachel is also seen in this one.

The Radio:
A security guard buys a replacement from the tramp from the haunted dog, the radio tells him to kill people untill he gets to be with a woman he really likes. The radio warns him to kill her but he doesn't as he loves her, she does indeed end up killing him with the gun he's killed others.
She is immediately shot and killed by a pimp from the guys building who then goes back to his car where a radio is also telling him to do things. We see Rachel in this one and the two guys from the professors wife too.

The Haunted Dog:
A doctor doing some kind of community service in a free clinic where he is excessively rude to all of his patients. Karma however bits him in the ass when he one day goes to get a hot-dog from a street vendor dropping the dog he gives the filthy food to a tramp who often troubles him.
He dies and comes back to haunt the doctor, muttering the woods thanks for the dog, or something along those lines. It gives me de-ja-vu from Creepshow 2 thanks for the ride lady from the hitch-hiker. This one also ties a lot of the other stories together too, anyway the doctor gets scared to death.
The hotdog cart guy ends up being the creep too at the end.

If you like anthology films like me and have seen the others you'll want to complete the trilogy and see this otherwise really only watch it if theres nothing else around at the time. THN scores Creepshow 3 a 2 out of 5 stars.

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