Body Bags
Body Bags (1993)

John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper directed this trio of shockers hosted by a small town coroner.

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 8, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 29, 1993
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tony Scott

None of the three playlets breaks barriers, and the writing's perfunctory, but the productions are good, the casting interesting.

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J.C. Maçek III

It's easy to see why Body Bags was something of a clone of Tales from the Crypt. But as a standalone film, Body Bags is Carpenter at his funniest, as director, composer and in his rare appearance as a lead actor.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Occasionally predictable but still has a significant amount of suspense, a healthy dose of black humor, and a number of good performances.

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Federico Furzan

A horror anthology that feels extremely comical and suffers from its variant styles. [Full review in Spanish].

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

As a compilation, it's only a mediocre horror effort.

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Rob Gonsalves

See it for Mark Hamill going nutzoid.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

You can tell everyone had their hearts in the right place with Body Bags, but the end product just doesn't really deliver the goods the way I was hoping it would.

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Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

Even with the impressive talent assembled in front of and behind the camera, and a healthy budget for a television movie, Body Bags is still little more than an agreeable lark.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

High-powered modern horror directors and a good cast, but not much to it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
This was meant to be Showtime Network's equivalent of the Tales from the Crypts serials. The EG Comics influence is melded with John Carpenter's… More
David Ladd
Movie-buffs (and perhaps horror fanatics in particular) are strange and unpredictable beings, aren't they? Most of the time we're extremely skeptical… More
Ken Stachnik
The first cameo-rich part of this anthology isn't half bad, the others are passable, but not great. The super off pairing of Mark Hamil and TWIGGY almost… More
_kelly .King
Belongs on the scifi channel, where I first saw it as a kid. Though I understand the desire to appear in your own movies, I don't think John Carpenter does… More
Conner Rainwater
Not particularly amazing stories on their own, but together they make for a really cool tv movie. The whole style is just so incredibly 90s, what with the crazy… More
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