Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps 1998 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is the saga of two women, friends, who find themselves sexually frustrated because their husbands are married to their work. Grace (Amy Lindsay) and her good friend Jenifer (Kim Yates) and their spouses are on some kind of vacation together or maybe their husbands are attending a work related convention. In any case, they are staying at a hotel somewhere in the west and are bored silly.
Realizing this, Grace’s husband Ray (Jim Stevens) arranges for her and Jenifer to visit a restored, old west ghost town. At the ghost town Grace and Jenifer begin to explore their setting when their new settings. Eventually the come across an antique mirror in a storeroom of the saloon. When Grace tries to touch the mirror, her hand penetrates it, so of course, being world class explorers, they decide to go through the mirror.
On the other side of the mirror, they are still in the Saloon, but it is now in the eighteen hundreds. To make a long story short, The Madame of the saloon thinks Grace and Jenifer are two hostess/prostitutes she had sent for and puts them to work. In the meantime, Jenifer’s Husband appears as Sheriff Bart (Nicolas Yff) and Grace’s husband is now Reverend Issac. Much to the annoyance of his girl friend, Evie, Sheriff Bart takes a shine to Jenifer and she sets Jenifer up for the murder of the sheriff’s deputy. After a very speedy kangaroo court, Jenifer is sentenced to hang in the morning.
In the meantime, after a couple rolls with the customer’s, Reverend Issac is trying to save Grace’s soul, while she is trying to seduce him. Grace wins, but she has to save her friend from the hangman. Together they escape and retrace their steps though the magic mirror back into the twenty-first century and their now attentive modern day husbands.
Story - D-
Acting - C
Directing - D+
Cinematography - C+
Cast - C+
Eroticism factor - C-
Entertainment factor - D
Timegate: Tales of the Saddletramps is not quite awful but I certainly wouldn’t have missed anything had I not seen it. The Plot/story was contrived, silly, hokey and frankly not very well presented. In the scene where the girls go back in time by going through an antique mirror, the special effects were so poor that you could tell they were walking beside instead of through the mirror.
For a low budget softcore movie the cast, acting and sets weren’t too bad but the weakness of the screenplay and directing by Sam Silver, trumped everything else.
The nudity was full but not explicit. There were about eight sex scenes of varying intensity and creativity, none of which came close to being exceptional. None looked authentic, though a couple with Kim Yates, in my opinion, did feel sensual. Kim has a very nice body and was the best performer in the film, though not enough to raise my rating above 2 ¼ stars.