Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quicksilver Highway (1997)

Throwaway made-for-TV Horror from director Mick Garris, who brings us two of the most ineffective Stephen King and Clive Barker adaptations to date. Both entries are overly long and utterly ridiculous, so why these stories were chosen over any others is beyond me. Christopher Lloyd plays the ghoulish Aaron Quicksilver, who lures visitors in to his traveling museum of oddities to tell them stories of the dark heart of America. The first tale involves a traveling salesman that is saved from a crazed hitchhiker he picks up when the chattering teeth he bought for his son spring to life. The second finds a surgeon's hands revolting against him and freeing themselves from the body in order to start a hand revolution. After a heated debate with numerous contenders vying for top positioning, the "Worst Acting EVER" award goes to Lloyd for a flat and awkward performance, but he is trailed shortly by everyone. Annoying characters, boring premises, an all-around lackluster film.

Rating: 5/10.
Gore: 2/10.
Number of views: 2.



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5 comments:

  1. "...but he is trailed shortly by everyone." That is hilarious!

    Carl, I never even heard of this before, but if it as bad as you say, I will just forget I even read this review.

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  2. Garris is extremely hit or miss, but even his hits are average at best. Trust me, you wont miss this one. Ever.

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  3. I saw this back when it came out and I remember disliking it too...the stories were very poor picks for films I thought at the time and even now I have no clue why anyone would think that they would translate well to screen.

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  4. OMG I had forgotten all about this, I remembered the hands coming to life wanting to start a hand revolution and how I had to go through a campy detox after viewing it. ;P

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  5. And sadly thats the stronger of the two entries!

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