Jeff Fahey never, ever disappoints. Both the freakish hue of his eyes and his constant pseudo-deadpan demeanor always elevate both the B-movie and big-budget offal in which he's a fixture into something that's invariably watchable, even if it's still garbage. Perhaps the man's overwhelming Irishness lends to his notable screen presence.
Body Parts also benefits from the direction and script of Eric Red, who wrote the cult hit The Hitcher as a thesis while attending the AFI Conservatory. Somewhere between the point where Fahey's evil transplanted arm impels him to backhand his son and send him flying and a sequence wherein a zombiefied serial killer receives a shotgun blast to the brainpan in the film's penultimate scene, one realizes that Red wrote this silly thing for the purpose of having fun.
Put simply: Body Parts is a mess, but it's a very enjoyable mess. This goofy film also features a tractor trailer amputation, wife choking and a barroom brawl that's initiated by transplanted serial killer limbs gone awry. Also: Brad Dourif and Zakes Mokae of "The Serpent and the Rainbow" fame ham it up in a couple of choice roles. If all that doesn't make you want to watch this, I don't know what ever could.
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