Tied together with some humdrum animated sequences, three vignettes on offer obviously were produced on the absolute cheap, and are deficient in imagination and scare quotient.
Tied together with some humdrum animated sequences, three vignettes on offer obviously were produced on the absolute cheap, and are deficient in imagination and scare quotient.Whatever interest some might have in seeing George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour is undercut by their roles as helpless vicims of a smalltown robbery and double murder in the first tale, Old Chief Wood’nhead, a lifeless and listless yarn about a storefront Indian who comes to life to avenge the crimes. The Raft concerns four goodtime teens trapped on a platform in the middle of a small lake, then eaten alive by what looks like tarpaulin covered with black goo. The Hitchhiker is a painfully protracted telling of how rich gal Lois Chiles hits and runs from a hitchhiker on the highway at night and is then haunted by the bloodied but far-from-dead fellow.
Laurel. Director Michael Gornick; Producer David Ball; Screenplay George A. Romero; Camera Dick Hart, Tom Hurwitz; Editor Peter Weatherly; Music Les Reed, Rick Wakemen;; Art Director Bruce Miller
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1987. Running time: 89 MIN.
Lois Chiles George Kennedy Dorothy Lamour Tom Savini Domenick John