BODY PARTS was adapted from the novel Choice Cuts
, by French writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, the respected team who wrote Diabolique
, filmed in 1955 by Henri-Georges Clouzot, and The Living and the Dead
, on which Alfred Hitchcock based VERTIGO. The screenplay was co-written by
director Eric Red, whose screenplays for THE HITCHER and NEAR DARK evinced a knack for invigorating genre conventions. Despite this prestigious pedigree, BODY PARTS is somewhat less than the sum of its parts.
Dr. Bill Crushank (Jeff Fahey), a respected psychiatrist, is in all respects a normal, happy guy. He has a lovely home, a beautiful wife, Karen (Kim ...