Whatever happened to Steve Guttenberg? I found him, he's playing a delivery guy named Morty in this comedy/horror slasher flick. A group of characters get together for a poker game after hours in a convenience store. We're clued in that there is a slasher on the loose via a news broadcast on the store tv. While waiting for the store to close up, the friends discuss how they would “off” the serial slasher if given the opportunity. Once they are locked in for the night, one by one they begin to get picked off. Amazingly the slasher is killing each one of them in the manner that they said they would have killed him. Who will make it out alive?
I liked this better than I thought I would and it has absolutely nothing to do with Steve Guttenberg. The poker playing characters are an odd bunch, the store owner, his drug addict nephew (going through withdrawal), a hooker, the nice guy who wants to change her and a phone sex operator. They seem an unlikely group of friends but somehow meld well together. The dialog is quirky but fun and there is plenty of gore. I like to watch these types of films as mood breakers in between the heavy horrors and the dramatic psychological thrillers. For what it's worth, this film does the job. As for Steve Guttenberg, I'm always disappointed when I see him in something other than a Police Academy flick. It's like I see him and I half expect Michael Winslow to come popping in with some cool noises or Bubba Smith to step in and scare the wits out of somebody. Go back to your roots Steve, it's where you belong.