This reminds me of "Flatliners".
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I decided to revisit these after I came across a DVD double feature with them at Movie Gallery. It's been years since I had seen either. The first time I watched part one it was actually on Beta-Max, because that was the only way the unrated version was available.
|Both films are written/directed by Anthony Hickox|
The film as it is suffers from a script that doesn't let the characters develop much before they are killed off. The worst character is Sarah who is said to be a prudish virgin, suddenly develops a love for BDSM when she gets one look at the Marquis De Sade display. Another thing I found annoying is that the characters are said to be in college, yet their "college" has lockers in the hallway. I've never been to a college that did that.
The make-up effects are good, but some of the visuals at the end are laughable even by 1988 standards. The ending sets up the sequel that would follow four years later.
The sequel dropped the horror and played up the comedy angle. It really tried hard to be like "The Evil Dead II", but it went way to far with the slapstick. It did have a great cast though with Bruce Campbell, Marinia Sirtis, Michael Des Barres, and David Carradine.
|It's just a flesh wound.|