Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the dark, decrepit auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is an eerie human puppet named Peg Poett who will introduce Penny to six tales of the bizarre: A couple traveling in a remote part of the French Pyrenees cross paths with a lustful witch; A paranoid lover faces the wrath of a partner who has been pushed to her limit; The Freudian dreams of an unfaithful husband blur the lines between fantasy and reality; The horrors of the real world are interpreted through the mind of a child; A woman addicted to other people's memories gets her fix through the vitreous fluid of her victims' eyeballs; And a perverse obsession with sweets turns sour for a couple in too deep.
Writer:Zach Chassler (screenplay), Richard Stanley (screenplay), Scarlett Amaris (screenplay), Emiliano Ranzani (screenplay), Buddy Giovinazzo (screenplay),
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John D (gb) wrote: 08-30-08 --This is my favorite James Belushi movie. I don't really know why. I'm guessing because of the fantasy aspect of being able to see what your life would have been like if you would have done ONE thing differently. Very Cool
Allan C (it) wrote: I used to really like this film as a kid and rewetting it now, I'm able to enjoy it in a completely new way as a parent. John Hughes wrote this film as his second screenplay and he already shows his ability to create funny but believable characters and situations. Michael Keaton loses his job and wife Teri Garr moves up at her job, leaving Keaton as a stay-at-home dad. There are the usual fish out of water moments with Keaton shopping, cleaning and doing other "women's work" which somewhat dates the film, even if I did personally identify with some of the situations. But even more interesting is the relationship between Keaton and Garr as they deal with their role reversal and in particular the amount of parenting time each one has, Keaton now with more and Garr now with less, which was something I identified with in my own family (though I will say I do have a full-time job. I'm just the one who comes home three hours earlier each day.). The film also boasts a strong cast of comic actors, most of them not yet famous, including Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull and Edie McClurg as a checkout lady in one scene. Stan Dragoti directed only handful of films including my favorite telling of the Billy the Kid story "Dirty Little Billy" which cast Michael J. Pollard as The Kid and he also directed the underrated Tom Hanks comedy "The Man with One Red Shoe." However, he also directed some serious garbage (i.e. the Tony Danza comedy "She's Out of Control"), but he does have some quite good films on his brief filmography. Overall, this was a quality family comedy that works both for kids and adults and still hold up today, largely thanks to the John Hughes script and likable and believable performances by Keaton and Garr.
Rob B (au) wrote: It's a legitimately better film than its much better known Italian genre cousin Cannibal Holocaust, (thanks to its superior plot) but that isn't saying much.
Jannik L (nl) wrote: Definitely my favourite Fellini-film
Gregg D (gb) wrote: A Peanut's classic. Surprisingly serious.
Richard L (es) wrote: This is your typical 50-60's science-fiction movie. It has good actors and decent special effects.
Nikolai D (de) wrote: A conventional American romantic comedy with a predictable plot and stereotypical characters. But I enjoyed watching the movie for the sake of 1980's nostalgia. The hairdos are out of this world!