The wrap around story the binds everything together has a creepy morgue attendant played by Carpenter, walking around the morgue looking for bodies that have died traumatically as a lead in for the stories the first of which is called The Gas Station.
The final story in the film is my favourite one by far. Eye directed by Tobe Hooper, tells the story of a baseball player Brent (Mark Hamill) that lost his eye in an accident and has had an eye transplant. After a day or two at home, Brent starts to see things, buried bodies rising from the ground. Brent also starts having nightmares about having sex with recently deceased women…so there are problems…again I won’t spoil the ending but this story was far and away the best of the bunch, it had some shocking images and managed to actually manufacture a feeling of unease in a short amount of time.
All up Body Bags is a pretty pedestrian affair despite the names involved. However it does have some value and should you find it on TV one day or need something light to watch Body Bags would certainly be a viable option despite its shortcomings.
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