Practically everyone that inhabits this is virtually a scene-stealer. But special shout-outs go to Yaphet Kotto, for the first time going back to it since his passing (ditto co-star Charles Grodin too.) As well as the man I'm still paying respects to atm, Phillip Baker Hall. Hall, in particular, for taking an extremely small, nothing role, and like the character actor legend he was making him stand out. So much, in fact, that it was this role that inspired PTA to write what would eventually be Hard Eight for him, even giving him the same name!
Always thought this was hampered by the lack of use of clips. Turns out there's plenty. But they are used rather delicately.
Not as thorough as Never Sleep Again or Camp Crystal Lake Memories (which I still need to finish,) but any retrospective (especially if it's something of interest) will automatically always have my attention. Although I'm not a Harry Pothead, I'd watch that recent reunion retrospect, however.
Universal didn't wanna finance this making of, yet were more than happy…
I found the first with the huge exception of Jim Carrey to be very generic and safe as fuck. But, maybe it needed to be to establish and set up this character and to see that "if you build it, they will come."
Now the skies can be the limit (sort of,) and they certainly took that sentiment (in a way.) Still flawed as hell, even down to doubling harder on what didn't work previously (seriously, what is up with…
Thought after finally warming up to the remake that I'd warm further to this. But, as Bob Seger once sang, "and ya still the same. I caught up with you yesterday." Ah, well. At least I can still check in. And do so often whenever I wanna spend a few nights at this motel. Plenty of other horror franchises out there where I'm selective over which entries to stick with or own. Such as discovering earlier in the year that…