Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Comeback (1978) aka Encore aka The Day The Screaming Stopped

3.5 / 5
Tagline: Millions loved him, could someone hate him enough to kill and kill again?
Directed by: Pete Walker
Written by: Michael Sloan
Actors include: Sheila Keith, Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson
Genre: Horror
Length: 100 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

Although this one is clearly lacking in many areas, it's still entertaining. We meet a "rock" star (a really sappy composer who writes some of the most hilarious songs ever) who is trying to write new material. He ends up hauling up in this weird old house with two caretakers who wait on him. Things aren't going so badly until the ghost of his murdered wife shows up. See he's been fooling around with his manager's secretary and well she's a little mad about the whole situation. Of course there is a twist or two in this one, but for a Pete Walker flick it's only alright. At least we have Sheila Keith in this one even if she is a bit underused. This one though is worthwhile just to hear about how far it takes to get to jupiter...oh and he does deliver on a few good bloody deaths too. It's fun, but not necessary!

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