Really Weird Tales (1986)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Originally telecast October 4, 1986, Really Weird Tales was meant to be a satirical spin on the old Twilight Zone series. SCTV regulars John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara and Joe Flaherty head the cast of this 90-minute comedy anthology. The tenor of the project can be gauged by the first playlet, "All's Well That Ends Strange," the story of a wastrelly lothario uncovering a Horrible Secret. Laughs? Of course there are laughs. All that's missing in Really Weird Tales is the strong storytelling sense that Rod Serling injected into his Twilight Zone.

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con/scam, curse, singer, death, love, playboy, nightclub, Catholicism, party, small-town