The Dead Want Women
Written by Kurt Roudebush
Directed by Charles Band
Rose Pettigrew...Jean Louise O'Sullivan
Sonny Barnes...Eric Roberts
Hollywood, 1927. Rose Pettigrew is the darling of the silver screen, but behind the scenes she and her cohorts live a secret life of violent sexual debauchery. With the advent of the talkies, her starshine is waning, and when, during a party, she is informed that her studio contract has been cancelled, something in her snaps. She murders the other members of her kinky clique and then takes her own life.
Talk about overreacting.
Flash to the present, and self-proclaimed "two hottest realtors in the world" Reese and Dani have finally snagged an offer on the long-vacant Pettigrew house. They're straightening up the property in anticipation of the new buyer's arrival, but when the sun sets, the buyer doesn't show. But a few others do.
Comedian Tubby Fitzgerald, horror star Erik Burke and movie cowboy Sonny Barnes, all dead since that fateful night in 1927, pay the girls a little visit, looking for fresh meat for their sexual games.
This is, apparently, Full Moon's version of a slow-burning haunted house flick. After the opening scenes, not much happens for a while, and then when the ghosts do appear, there's very few surprises in store, as the ghosts spend their time pretty much doing the same thing as they did when they were alive--fucking and acting creepy. Is there anything here we haven't seen before? Depends on whether or not you've ever seen a woman raped by a ghost, I suppose.
It's not Full Moon's strongest feature, but it's not their weakest attempt either. There are plenty of beautiful women to ogle, more often than not stark raving naked. This movie is definitely aimed toward the male audience, and as males, we're easy. Throw some T&A on a screen, and unless the rest of the flick is a vile abomination, we'll watch with baited breath.
I don't understand why Full Moon can't capture the same quality of their Puppet Master or Subspecies series stronger efforts with any of their later standalone films, but it always seems just out of reach. If a little more time was spent in the scriptwriting stage, all the other weaknesses would easily be overlooked.
I believe in you Full Moon. But sometimes you make it so difficult.
"Girl, bling is my thing. And this is the real thing."