In this Wes Craven film, The X-Files' very own Mitch Pileggi plays a limping psycho killer
who was unfortunately given dialogue.
The plot is as follows:
While Mitch Pileggi goes on a killing spree, his son watches it all through a psychic connection he has
to Pileggi. Then, using his dreams which can also predict the future, the son leads the
police to Pileggi before he kills again. Once caught, Pileggi uses voodoo to beg a spirit in his prison cell
television to give him the power to move through electrical appliances after he's executed. The ghost agrees,
and Pileggi begins possessing appliances and the humans
who touch them, giving him a chance to
continue his dialogue
after he's killed in the electric chair. Luckily, the son's girlfriend, who was killed by Pileggi,
shows up as a ghost and gives the son her necklace, which has the magic power
to let the son move through televisions and track down the ghost of his dad. Then,
Timothy Leary appears on TV warning the son
that Pileggi is near. The son then follows Pileggi through the TV but then wanders into
a nuclear blast on TV before
fighting his dad some more. Meanwhile, the son luckily has his friends destroy the entire city's power grid with a
fire axe, and he escapes the TV before Pileggi disappears in the unpowered TV. Then the son and the ghost of
his dead girlfriend can finally be together forever.
Those blue speck-y Rolling Stones lips are the spirit coming out of the TV, granting Pileggi magic powers.
Wes Craven was truly onto something here, that could only be topped by an X-Man in a children's movie.
But more on that tomorrow...
In the meantime, wanna see who wins in a fight between Timothy Leary and Mitch Pileggi? Here!