Yeah, I know. Dead Heat probably doesn't belong in 31 Days of Gore, but I felt like I hadn't featured enough movies with Vincent Price. And honestly, how bad could it be?
You'd look just as bored if you were sharing a car ride with Joe Piscopo.
When Williams and Piscopo visit the bodies in an autopsy room, the medical examiner says the bodies have been on her table before. When the cops ask what she means by this, she replies, "They've already had autopsies." Their investigation leads the duo to a chemical plant, which is hiding a three-faced troll. The troll proves just as hard to kill as the jewel thieves in the earlier part of the movie.
Dana Carvey is looking pretty bad these days.
Anyway, Treat Williams is gently killed and the medical examiner figures out how to resurrect him, Frankenstein-style. They soon discover Williams doesn't have a heartbeat and can't breathe although he appears to be in perfect health. Worse, Williams only has twelve hours to nail the bad guys, at which point he will decompose completely. Halfway through the movie a woman says, "You're hurt!" To which Williams deadpans, "Lady, I'm dead."
Just when you thought the jokes couldn't get any lower.
Dead Heat? More like Dead Meat!