The heyday of the horror anthology--a mostly British phenomenon, dating back to DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)--was around 1970, with films such as TALES FROM THE CRYPT; ASYLUM; and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD offering three to five little shockers framed by one connecting story. Here the tradition
is revived in an inferior effort, opening as two lowlifes (Vincent Russo and Michael Gordon) steal three videocassettes from a Times Square shop. They take a subway to Brooklyn and go to a girl friend's apartment to watch their new tapes, "Killer Punch," "Scream House," and "Garden of Blood."
"Killer Punch" concerns a Punch and Judy puppeteer (Robin Bailey) who, with the help of ...