This is a bad movie. I'm a little surprised this film got made at all. With a limited budget, and even less talent, they cast George Kennedy to try to give this stinker some weight, but even his story, the first of three, is weak. The build-up is too long, slow and boring. The acting is silly, and the motive for the violence is simply weird. The second story is generally regarded as the best, and it is, although that's saying little. The Raft is a story about a bunch of pretty old looking "teenagers" who swim out to a raft in a small lake and find themselves surrounded by a black, oily slick of goo that dissolves and digests human tissue. The idea is clever, but the execution is pretty cheap, gross and dumb. The final story is a re-hash of a Twilight Zone story called The Hitchhiker. A woman guilty of some bad behavior finds herself running over a hitchhiker, who then won't die or leave her alone. She is tormented by his bloody, mangled carcass. Not very clever or original, and not very scary or interesting either. There isn't really a wraparound story here either, except for a stupid sequence involving a kid and a venus fly trap or something. Avoid this. Watch Tales from the Darkside, The Movie, instead.