Jack Lemmon plays Jake Tremont, a character of 78, when Lemmon was in his 60's. At first, I thought it to be a copy of "I Never Sang for my Father," although John Tremont's, the main character's, mother doesn't die in it. See Jack Lemmon go insane in a hospital bed when the doctors tell him he has a rare form of cancer! Riffing of this scene will mask you from the effects of it. Olympia Dukakis plays the mother who actually lives! (If you read "I Never Sang for my Father," you'd know what I mean!)
There are a few scenes that will soothe you from the stress, like Jake actually recovering temporarily. The cancer then returns, and he ends up dying.Russell Christiansen, email@example.com
I have heard (and I can't recall exactly where) that this was John Carpenter's grad school project at USC or UCLA's film school. In those lights, it's still pretty damn bad. Not the deepest hurting imaginable, but the cheesy computer and the beach ball alien make up for it.Dagonet, firstname.lastname@example.org
My friend found this movie in the local video store bargain-bin. The original retail price was $19.99, but it was sold for $4.88. This definately makes for a night of fun, and I've actually heard that a group in Oswego, IL used this movie as the feature for their own MST mimic that was filmed in a local tv studio. Enjoy!Ben Kobulnicky, email@example.com
[Editor's note: It was rumored that this was being considered for use on
MST3K when it first moved to the Sci-Fi Channel, but nothing about it has
been heard since.]
[Editor's note: Recently used on MST3K, episode 804. Probably not for any
reason to do with this page, though one can dream...]
Reese spends most of the movie trying to find out if the doctors are really giving them deadly diseases. His stupid roommate - the one without the hole- starts coughing up blood after a silly fight on the front lawn and consents to having a hole drilled in his head. He gets to push a big red button on this joystick thing. The thing is connected to the thing in his brain and causes a feeling that makes the stupid guy go crazy with button pushing (I don't know how else to put it).
Reese sees all this and tries to escape. He fails and ends up getting the implant in his head. You get this monologue about how he is an individual and won't push the button. Picture a twenty-something Christopher Walken, seriously acting, with his head loosely wrapped in gauze with a metal thing sticking out of the top.
This general guy finally grabs the button and pushes it. Reese falls to the ground. The next scene you see him at a press conference extolling the virtues of the new cure. (the thing in his head)
All this time you are left wondering-where is the demon? And why oh why was this in the horror section? It is truly worthy of mst3k.Generic User, firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe the movie Devil's Rain, also starred John Travolta. Though I believe he redeemed himself in Pulp Fiction, anything prior to that, was of questionable quality.Terri Love, email@example.com
I rented this one because, hey, anything with Shatner -AND- John Travolta in it, in the horror section of the video store, -HAD- to be MSTable. A few Seagram's-and-Cokes later, it was deep, DEEP hurting. Mostly because I was laughing too hard to get off more than a few good riffs. Or, for that matter, breathe. Ernest Borgnine as a Satanist. William Shatner as a would-be hero who gets tortured, posessed, and melted. And worst of all, technical consultant -- Anton LaVey? Great. They're not just cheezball Satanists, they're --accurate-- cheezball Satanists.
I have learned my lesson. This is the last Shatner flick I subject myself to, drinking, sober, or otherwise.Shard, firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd recommend seeing the original version, if I'd seen it.Duncan Shea, email@example.com
Now if the plot alone doesn't convice youthe acting does. Also 50% of the movie is from the Seperate Dollman and Demonic toy movies that keep getting reffered to in cheesy "flashback" . The best is the Demonic toys "flash back" on why they are SOOOOO damn demonic!!! A must for MST-iers! Also it has a Midget that is the Satanic Demon servant of the Tous (Did I mention that ?) All in all a Painfull experience but look at it this way, you've now seen 3 movies!Killpower6@aol.com
Our story begins "20 years ago" - yep, it's another one of THOSE films - when a young doctor is killed in a car crash on his way to work at the asylum. Or so they thought! For some inexplicable reason, he haunts the abandoned building and kills off anyone who intrudes.
A group of <cough, cough> "teens" decide to have a picnic at the asylum. Lets see, there's the black kids - guess who gets killed first -, the obnoxious student radical, the brainy girl with glasses, the baseball card-obsessed nerd, and the dumb jock. They encounter a loud, untalented heavy metal rock group rehearsing there. Both groups refuse to leave, and before long, they're getting killed off by the doc, and blaming each other for the disappearances.
Bad movie! Bad! Bad! Bad!
Relatively gore- and nudity-free. (There's a split-second topless scene by the lesbian lead singer of the heavy metal group. Blink and you'll miss it. You'll be glad you did.)
A group of friends rented this around '89 thinking it would be a genuinely good film. (What were we thinking?!) We ended up riffing on it, long before MST3K was ever seen locally.Dan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The gist of it, which still escapes me, is that some young guy (or is it guys?) for some weird reason travels around with his friends (typical Asian jokes can be made of them slapping each other in the chest to get their attention before speaking, the dialog which was translated from Cantonese to Mandarin to Vietnamese to English, it seems... and the requisite attempts at humor basically involving analog synth "squirt" noises and fat oafish Chinese mimicking Kung-fu moves.)
One of the hero/heroes (I'm repressing the goddamn flick it was that bad) finds a golden swastika on some corpse at some point and puts it on. Later on he meets the vampire, this white haired Mandarin with eyebrows about twelve inches long... who stares at him twitching his eyes for five seconds and then thinks --- "my eye sorcery is not working!"
We fell asleep VERY QUICKLY into the movie. It was by far and away the most brain-numbing exercise in futility I have ever seen.
One of these days I am going to OD on uppers and try and stay awake and watch this thing from beginning to end.Reverend Wholesomeness, email@example.com