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VHS Verdict: ‘Body Parts’ is a Forgotten Classic!

I do so much second hand shopping for my vintage clothing store Hollywood Babylon here in Portland Oregon and one of the best things about it is picking up awesome(or incredibly bad) old VHS tapes which end up for sale in the shop after I get done watching them!

Well one of my most recent viewings was a 1991 flick called Body Parts starring Jeff Fahey and Brad “Chucky” Dourif and let me tell you this one is a great creepy ass little horror flick!

I realize that this one here has pretty much been forgotten for some reason but it’s a well done thrilling and gory tale. It follows Fahey’s character Bill Chrushank as he loses his arm in an auto wreck and is given a chance to receive an arm transplant as a subject of a new experimental procedure.

Sounds like a bargain huh? Well that’s what Bill thinks until his arm begins to have mind of his own turning him into an aggressive dickhead who lashes out at his family! He begins a quest to figure out where this new arm of his came from and comes to find he’s not the only one who’s got recent limb transplants.

Nope he meets Brad Dourif who also got a new arm and has become a successful bizarro painter because of it. Shit gets pretty wild as the recipients of these limbs start winding up dead! This ones got it all, a clever creepy story, decent acting, gore, great fx work, action, car chases and some impressive stunts and some rad explosions! 

A true forgotten and underrated gem of flick with a bit of an X-Files-ish vibe to it, in fact it seems to me that the X-Files may have stolen a bit from this one in the ‘I Want to Believe’ 2008 movie. Anyway hunt this one down it’s worth it!

When’s the Last Time You Visited Eerie, Indiana?!

Let me guess, the answer to that question above is you’ve never been there? Well I recently caught up with this short lived little show the other night and it was a whole lot of dumb fun! The show originally aired in 1991 and was canceled in 1992. It’s a pretty fun little show that follows two pre-teen boys as they try to solve the supernatural mysteries that occur in the small Indiana town of Eerie.

What I didn’t realize is that the show’s creative consultant was none other than Joe Dante, who actually directs a handful of the 19 existing episodes. If you’re looking for a fun forgotten throwback tv show check this out- the opening here will give you a good idea of what you may have “missed out” on!

Baywatch Nights Season 2 Marathon! The Poor Man’s X-Files!

Yes! I just discovered that Baywatch Nights season two is all on Youtube! So I’ve recently been re-watching some of this stuff and it’s awesome! See what some people don’t remember is that when Baywatch Nights started out it was just a spin-off of the original show with Mitch Buchannon (Hasslehoff) continuing his beach front patrol into the late night, BUT when the ratings dropped after the first season the Hoff wanted to jump on the bandwagon of the success of the X-Files!

So what happened in season two? Suddenly the Baywatch universe was jam packed with the ridiculous supernatural creatures with only one man who could get to the bottom of shit-you guessed it The Hoff!

Still playing the same character! A lot of people never even knew this happened, they were too damn busy watching the X-files…so now I figured was as good a time as any to see what the hell I missed back in the day. Well it seems I missed a LOT! If you got some time to kill and brews to drink check out some of these-here’s a good one “Frozen out of Time” where Hasselhoff hunts down two real life vikings who’ve been thawed from the ice and storm the waterfront beating up local fisherman with their catches of the day-CLASSIC!!