Videos! It was fun to rent them back in the day, but the main characters in Screamtime swipe a troika of horror tapes from an unwary reel repository. The assholes. They proceed to watch their boodle at some chick's house. We are not told how these merry-andrews (Satan as my witness, that's an actual term) relate to one another, but the chick spends three hours getting ready for a date. Have you caught on yet? We have an anthology on our claws, crony. I just described the wrap-around segment. It was shot in New York, while the stickum of Screamtime was shot in England. I did my homework (not really), and no one seems to know where the vignettes originated from.
Allow me to count the ways. #1! Punch and Judy puppets come to life. Fucking creepy. This is the only story that has a pert sense of pacing, and the acting isn't shabby either. #2! A scruffy, routine tale of the supernatural. It lags, but it's saved by a formidable twist ending. #3! Garden gnomes larrup an avaricious fuckwit. God, this one is slow. And stupid. It's a shame that Screamtime sputters across the finish line. If you're big on compendium pictures, this is a decent sit, garden gnomes occluded. The assholes.