Saturday, September 1, 2012
I actually really enjoyed this movie. Now, I watched it right after viewing "Nightmares," so honestly, a test pattern would have looked awesome compared to that, but even though the framing story (the two dildobrained guys who steal some movies from a store and then go over to a girlfriend's house to watch them, thus setting up the three short movies in this 'anthology') is kind of iffy, the three little movies were actually pretty good. The first movie is about an eccentric old man who is perhaps too attached to his collection of puppets, or so say his nagging wife and asshole stepson. When an act of violence causes the already off-kilter old man to go even farther over the edge, some creepy things happen. I dug it. The second story was probably the best of the three. A woman moves into a new house with her husband and she starts having murderous visions. The movie actually went for a twist I didn't see coming with this one, so kudos for that. The third story is admittedly dumb, but who can argue with killer lawn gnomes? I mean seriously? This isn't a cinematic masterpiece or anything, but it was a fun way to kill an hour and a half.