THE comedy Drop Dead Fred (World, 9.35pm) had its genesis in screenwriter Anthony Fingleton's daughter's imagination. He must wish he had left it there. What began as a nice idea on paper turns into a tasteless nightmare on screen. The story is a handicap, and the picture suffers accordingly. Despite the presence of a number of big names - Rik Mayall, who made everyone laugh in The Young Ones, Bridget Fonda, Tim Matheson and Carrie Fisher - the critics were universal in the opinion that this is a bit of a turkey. Even an appealing performance from Phoebe Cates fails to salvage the mess. She is a repressed young woman who, as her life crumbles around her along with the film, is revisited by her imaginary childhood friend, a repulsive mischief-maker called Fred (Mayall). YOU will have seen Wise Guys (Pearl, 9.30pm) before, in one form or another. This is another in the endless line of dumb but affable comedies about crooks who accidentally steal mob money. It's witless, it's less than charming and Danny DeVito must have wondered why on earth he bothered. IN Psycho II (Pearl, 1.10am) Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is out of the local asylum and taking bookings once again at the Bates Motel, where guests check in, but rarely leave. Vera Miles also reprises her role in Hitchcock's legendary original. She is the sister of the woman who was killed in the infamous shower scene to the sound of the Bernard Hermann Orchestra. Director Richard Franklin does a surprisingly solid job on what was Hollywood's most overdue sequel (13 years since Psycho ). He builds some terrific suspense, but blows it all by going for graphic gore at the end and tacking on a silly conclusion. THE title says as much as you need to know about Obsessed With A Married Woman (STAR Plus, 2.00am). Jane Seymour is a magazine editor who has everything except some interest in her life. All that changes when she hires an enthusiastic young reporter with too many hormones. Darling Buds Of May (10.00pm), a British comedy series starring David Jason and the voluptuous Catherine Zeta Jones, is much better, presuming you have not already seen it on video. It has been lurking in KPS for a long time. Based on three novels by H E Bates (Darling Buds Of May, When The Green Woods Laugh and A Breath Of French Air ) it is an amalgam of the life and times of the Larkin family, comprising streetwise Pa, the big-breasted Ma and their six offspring. Filmed in England and France, but it'd be worth watching even if it were filmed in Sha Tin. DIANE Keaton must have been suffering a mid-life crisis a la Woody Allen when she directed Heaven (TDM Channel 2, 10.05pm). It is a semi-documentary featuring film clips of, and interviews about, death, the after-life and Heaven. Definitely offbeat. One to analyse with bearded men in sandals over a bottle or two. FILMS on Cable Movie Channel: Endless Love (1.00pm). The title song won an Oscar nomination for Lionel Richie, but there is not much else to say about this overheated melodrama about a high-school student's passion for a 15-year-old girl (Brooke Shields). The characters are unlikeable and unbelievable. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, who should have known better. An American Werewolf In London (11.00pm). Entertaining but curious load of hogwash about a young American tourists who gets bitten on holiday in rural England. It's an oddly endearing mix of shock, horror, comedy and spoof, with special effects that signalled new developments in the field. The small but accomplished cast includes Jenny Agutter. Amazing Grace (1.00am). A few laughs in this 1974 comedy about an elderly busybody who disrupts Baltimore politics. Starring Moses Gunn and Rosalind Cash.