Bad boy Spike discovers the benefits of calling the title phone number for his “horrorscope.” Bad things happen to the people who tick Spike off. But Spike doesn’t need help as much as his put-upon cousin Hoax does. And Hoax’s addiction to the number is going to spell bad news for everyone.
The music is good, the effects okay. Most of the time there’s not too much to create an environment for the viewer, and there is some minor distortion on some voices. But …hen, every so often, a really nice effect pops up, as when Spike’s motorcycle is first hear very faint from the rear, before roaring in from the left.
The fullscreen presentation is a disappointment. If you’re going to hit us with that format, fine, but at least give us the choice. The colours, contrasts and blacks are solid, but the picture itself is a bit soft, and definitely could be sharper.
Trailers for Fright Night and Hollow Man, and nothing more.
Hardly an undiscovered gem, and looking every inch a product of 1988, the film is further hampered by the presentation itself.
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