Watchable low-budget horror anthology flick has drifter Gunnar "Leatherface" Hansen telling three teenage boys the four stories within around a blazing campfire.
The first story about a hook-handed killer has good music, some suspenseful moments and kinetic direction. The second tale about marijuana with a deadly side-effect is the weakest (and most tedious) here. The third tale about Satan Claus is mean-spirited and fun with a cool Christmas lights stringing-up. The final tale about pirates gold and zombies is ambitious with a somewhat neat storyline but goes on too long.
More sucessful than writer/director Cooke and Talbot's later effort Freakshow this is a cheaply made but enjoyable effort that slings plenty of bright and gooey gore and has forgiveably amateurish acting and okay-to-weak effects. Not bad at all.
Directed By: William Cooke, Paul Talbot.
Written By: William Cooke, Paul Talbot.
Starring: Gunnar Hansen, David Avin, Lawrence E. Campbell, Jeff Jordan.