This is an Unofficial Trilogy I would never brag about, but I have to recommend.
This Roger Corman classic is known primarily for three things:
- Joanie (Erin Moran) from Happy Days and Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) are in it
- James Cameron (yes, that James Cameron) worked on this film’s special effects
- The worm scene
It’s because of #3 that I loathe to recommend it, but it’s story ended up impressing me slightly (because my expectations were so low). Hence, the B+ ending.
This one starts off so stupid, I barely paid attention to it. But there were two scenes that made me take notice:
- It contains Stephen King’s favorite death scene (Hint: it involves a nail gun.)
- The conversation between the kidnapped girl and the killer… is better than this film as a whole.
Group those in with the ending, and I say, it’s kind of worth watching if you like stupid slasher films.
This is the respectable one in the bunch. It’s about a fraternity prank that goes very wrong, similar Very Bad Things. It’s fairly believable, and it ratchets up the tension quite well. Then there’s the ending! Use this one as a palette cleanser.