Country : USA
Running Time: 60 minutes
Italian guru of gore Dario Argento brings you this hair-raising tale of terror starring rock singer Meat Loaf.
Directed by Dario Argento. Written by Matt Venne. Starring Meat Loaf and John Saxon.
Sleazy fur trader Jake Feldman (Meat Loaf) will do
anything for quality skin. When Jake crosses paths
with fur trapper Jameson (John Saxon) offering raccoon
pelts caught at the sight of an ancient burial place,
Jake jumps at the chance to cash in by stealing them
in order to win the heart of a stripper named Shana
(Ellen Ewusie). But little does Jake know is that the
raccoon pelts are cursed and will bring bloody revenge
against anyone who touches them.
“Whew!” That about sums it up for Argento's new
Masters of Horror entry, but what the hell, I'll
expound. This is horror with a wink and a nod to
drive-in theaters and sweaty back seats. This is how
it's done. Dare I call it exploitation, but just wait
until you see how it ends. Totally mind blowing, not
to mention to gore is top notch. So brutal it will
make you think twice before throwing on that leather
jacket when the temps drop below freezing.
The acting is top notch and Meat Loaf (I will not
refer to him as Meat Loaf Aday) is just over the top
with his performance. The guy takes it to the
hundredth level of hell and actually pulls it off.
Its also great to see John Saxon back in action.
I wouldn't give it as many stars as Argento's previous
Masters entry 'Jenifer', but this one comes damn
close. I can't wait to see what the maestro comes up
with for season 3.