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A writer (Phil Herman) is hard-pressed to meet a deadline, but the ideas only come
sporadically. Finally though, he is able to put his first story to paper
... well, actually to hammer it into his computer:
Time for Dessert:
Harvey has the hots for a woman (M.Catherine Holseybrook) who's a regular
maneater, means she picks up men as a pastime, and it seems she picks up
everybody but Harvey. Harvey even starts stalking her, but this only adds
to his torment, because he catches her with a different man everytime.
Finally, when he has already given up, she asks him to accompany her to
her room ... and everything seems great. Harvey doesn't even get
suspicious when he sees the covered mirrors in her room, as long as he
will have sex with her everything's alright ... but during intercourse,
one mirror's cover comes off and Harvey - too late - sees the real her, a
(literally) man-eating giant insect ...
The second story comes hot on
the heels of the first one: Last Resort: Derek (David Lee) books a
moneymoon for him and his wife (Dawn Murphy) somewhere in a lonely resort
in the mountains. But the resort seems a bit too lonely, there is
virtually nobody there but the two of them, not even personnel. Since they
are newly-weds though, they at first enjoy the loneliness, especially
since everything is in perfect working order. But eventually, both Derek
and his wife have visions of death and are attacked by something they seem
to be unable to grasp ... and eventually, they cut short their honeymoon.
Derek later returns to the travel agency to demand his money back, the
agent (Dawn Murphy again) tells him there has been a mistake, and the place
they were going to was built in 1918 but never actually opened, and the
owners have killed each other back then. Finally, the travel agent shows
Derek a picture of the owners - a couple bearing the perfect likeness of
Derek and his wife.
Our writer still sits at his computer waiting for
inspiration when his wife (Nancy Feliciano) asks him to come to bed, and
when he answers he's still writing, she just asks him to not kill her off
again - as in, in one of his stories ... which inspires the writer to Someone
is Sleeping in My Bed: A psychopath (Brock Richards) is breaking into
Kelly's (Nancy Feliciano again) appartment while she's out, and when she
returns home, she has no idea that anybody's there, and thus walks about
her place half-naked to naked until the psychopath strikes ...
the work is done and the writer is happy, and now he wants to join his
wife in bed ... but finds her dead in the bath tub - which is when he
remembers he killed her just a while ago for some inspiration.
will he get inspiration for more stories?
Cheaply made yet
interesting horror anthology that balances out its budgetary and techincal
shortcomings with cleverly told stories with a twist, this way also
breathing new life into old horror clichés. Add to this actors who are up
to their tasks and competence on parts of the directors and it's easy to
forgive many of the movie's (low budget) flaws.
Not a great film maybe,
but a nice genre-effort all the same.