If Private Openings was director Richard's paean to Night Gallery, Screamers, with its graphic art boards (by Voz) opening and closing each scene, is his homage to Tales From The Crypt.
Urban legends abound, as Ian Daniels picks up phantom hitchhiker Katie Gold for some 69 and reverse cowgirl among the hay bales, but the fade-out shot features only Daniels' SUV in front of an apparently deserted farmhouse... and a plaintive scream. Cut to Johnni Black being driven home by chauffeur Daniel Field, when Black also finds Gold, clad only in a silk nightgown, hitching in the dead of night. Black closes the blinds before engaging in some dildo play with the petite blonde... but when Field opens the back door after hearing a scream, the compartment's empty. "Gulp," reads his thought balloon in the closing storyboard.
Next, an escaped maniac is on the loose, but young lovers Gina Ryder, J.J. Michaels, Blondie Anderson and Chris Cannon don't know that as Cannon pulls his classic convertible to a secluded spot for some necking. Ryder and Michaels go off to a picnic table for doggie and cowgirl action with an oral finish, while Anderson sits on Cannon's cock before a mish finish. The radio reports scare everyone out of post-coital bliss, but what's that funny sound coming from the front of the car as they drive off?
Finally, the little-seen Davia Ardell leans a bit too far out her passenger's window as she and Herschel Savage speed home from a party, and as he wanders the countryside in a daze, voodoo priestess Dee takes him in and replenishes his energy with 69, mish and two cowgirl positions. Afterwards, everything seems fine... except that Davia won't ever take off the red ribbon that's around her neck. She even keeps it on during the couple's picnic fuck by the lake, but Herschel's still bugged... until he later undoes the knot... with the usual consequences.
Again, a fine featurette collection by Richard, who's clearly one of the Hollywood refugees that occasionally wander into porn direction. Good cinematography, good writing and good music combine to make this a pre-nominatable film.