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Monday, February 27, 2017

Scream Factory - DEADTIME STORIES on Blu-ray

DEADTIME STORIES (1986; Jeffrey Delman)
The horror anthology is a genre I've always appreciated. You always run into the same issue with most of them in that all the parts aren't always the greatest, but usually at least one or two of them stands out and makes the whole thing worthwhile. DEADTIMES STORIES is no exception. Right out of the gate, It has a couple things I'm a sucker for. First, it has a groovy theme song that was seemingly written for the movie and I always love that (as cheesy as it can be sometimes) - and this one sounds like it's being done by a slightly more subdued version of Mike and atheist Mechanics, so kudos for that. Second, it has one of those storybook opening title sequences. You know - the kind they used to do for not only older kids movies, but classic films in general? I adore those. The books always look really nice and it's a fun change of pace to have a hand turning the pages as opposed to your regular old opening titles. DEADTIME STORIES even has a funny gag where the hand that's turning the pages keeps changing to a more and more creepy monster hand as the sequence moves along. So the movie has an enjoyable little thematic/structural thing in that it's set up as an uncle telling his nephew some bedtime stories and they are all fairytale-ish in nature. So it's a little like a seedy, lower budget horror version of THE PRINCESS BRIDE. So you get versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears among others but imagine them being retold by a sleazy, horny uncle with a penchant for the macabre and you get a good sense of what this movie is. So instead of a traditional Red Riding Hood, this one features her as a sexy young girl who has to deliver medicine to her grandmother, but instead she stops off to have sex with her boyfriend in a shed along the way. And instead of a big bad wolf, this story has a werewolf - which is much better obviously. But the best segment of this movie without any doubt is "Goldi Lox and the Three Baers". Think of it as CARRIE meets the The Three Bears as told by Lloyd Kaufman, but it's even better than that makes it sound. It's great fun and so is this movie overall. Just a goofy and gory bit of 80s anthology fluff that is kind of a hoot.

Disc Features:
-NEW Hi-Def Transfer From The Original Negative
-NEW Audio Commentary With Co-writer/Director Jeffrey Delman
-NEW I Like The Grotesque – An Interview With Co-writer/Director Jeffrey Delman
-NEW Interviews With Actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo And Scott Valentine
-The Black Forest – An Alternate Cut Of The First Story
-Deleted Scenes
-Theatrical Trailers

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