|Judgment: It's damn good vaudeville.|
Notes: My main criticism about the film is its xenophobia or causal racism (it seems like one or the other, I can't decide which). Both Asian men and gypsies are at the blunt of the stick in this film. The gypsies seem to be portrayed as litany of cliches (can't pay bills, are drunks, or are creepy old crones). The one asian character is portrayed as untrustworthy and unscrupulous in his pursuit of the capitalist dream.
That aside, the film is fantastic, delightful, and mischievous. It plays like an excellent Tales from the Crypt episode or issue, with a refreshing cruel twist ending.
Animal sacrifices, grave robbery, and child-death are just a few of the subject matter played successfully for laughs.
Sell: If you liked "the Burbs," the "Evil Dead" films, Creepshow, and "Nothing But Trouble," this film is going to hit your sweet spot for that Danny Elfman-steeped era of 80/90s pictures.