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A Great DVD To Own With Two Very Entertaining Movies On It
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...no real gore, no bad language to express how they were really feeling and half the story and edge gone due to editing. I was so glad to hear it was coming out on DVD and was suprised to find out that it was gonna be packaged with another movie called Terror Tract. I had never heard of it, but found out that John Ritter was in it. Ultimately, both movies are very good in different ways. Cherry Falls is a dark, sadistic slasher movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The extremely talented Brittany Murphy is in it as well as the very funny Jay Mohr who plays it serious in this one. This movie - comparable to Scream, Heathers and American Pie, will have you guessing who is killing the town virgins and why. Unlike most horror movies this movie never tires or bores and has very good acting and a very good script. It's a shame it didn't get a theatrical release, but at least the DVD isn't a butchered version like the basic cable version one was. Terror Tract reminds me alot of Tales From The Crypt; Very spooky and silly at the same time. Its about a real estate agent trying to sell a newly married couple a home and each house they visit has a horrifying tale about why the previous owners moved, leading into little short stories. Not as smart or as clever as Cherry Falls, but very entertaining and very eerie. There aren't any special features on this dvd... And both movies come on just one disc....so its easy to have yourself a night of chills without getting up. And you might not wanna watch these alone....."
A new slant on horror.
Cryptic Critic "Kevin" | Central Florida, United States | 05/21/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I managed to catch "Cherry Falls" on USA when it aired on Halloween 2001. I thought it was great. A horror film that throws the rules completely out the window. We need more scary movies like this. Here's a quick synopsis: A killer is stalking and killing the teenagers of Cherry Falls, Virginia. The common link between them all? They were all virgins. The students of CFHS decide the only way to live to stay off the hit list is to lose their innocence. Cool notion, huh? The performances were great. Brittany Murphy was awesome in this completely underrated role. Michael Biehn ("The Terminator," TV's "Adeventure, Inc."), as the town sheriff, gave a convincing performance of a good guy trying to right a wronged past. Candy Clark ("American Graffiti") does a good turn as Brittany Murphy's mom. For those of you who like trivia, look for Jesse Bradford ("Swimfan") and Clementine Ford (Cybill Shepherd's daughter, "Bring It On"). They have small parts. This DVD is not uncut as I had hoped, but it is worth the buy for the double feature. Check it out. You just might see something you like."
Cherry Falls - Very Impressive
mr_macabre | Western Australia, Australia | 03/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just wanted to say that firstly i REALLY enjoyed Cherry Falls, as this is the only exception to what most people would consider "Crap BECAUSE it's a tv-movie". It is actually quite enjoyable.Just a quick note though, i HATE the fact that EVERYONE compares horror movies to "Scream". DUH! Not all horror films are MEANT to be like scream. Personally, i have grown to HATE scream due to the fact that people discredit "legitimate" slasher movies like I know what you did last summer, urban legend and now Cherry Falls, just because they've "seen" Scream and suddenly think that that's the holy grail of horror films. GET A LIFE!It makes me ill that people think just because they've seen scream they're suddenly a horror expert! I see people hate Halloween H20 just because michael myers keeps coming back from the dead. DUH! he's michael myers. Why don't you check out all the other sequels where he keeps coming back from the dead. Although unrealistic, it IS warrented, and all you horror fan wannabe's out there that think otherwise can go jump for all i care.As you can see, i am rather passionate on this issue. If you wanna see some REAL horror movies, check out Black Christmas, The House On Sorority Row, Re-Animator>, The Hills Have Eyes, The Exorcist, Hellraiser, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Evil Dead, Night Of The Living Dead (and the rest of the Dead trilogy). ONLY THEN can you even think about decently posting thoughts on horror flicks, rather than just stating "Not as good as Scream". Bah Humbug!"
Would you buy a home from John Ritter?
B. Alan Orange | Long Beach, Ca | 02/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Terror Tract...This is a quirky little horror-comedy that resignates somewhere just behind my heart...But that might be because I spent time on the set picking up cigarrette butts. And ever since those days, I have been inexplecibly running into Carmine Geovanazzio on a semi-regular basis, yet he has no idea who I am. And that's okay. ... Carmine stars as one married girl's lover. They kill the husband and dump him into a lake directly across from the scene of all those "Crocodile" killings in what was originally titled TOBE HOOPER'S FLAT DOG. Both movies where shooting in the same place at the same time. I suggest a triple feature of CROCODILE, CHERRY FALLS, & Terror Tract...Just make sure you stretch the viewing over the course of about three years, so as to digest it all. The main bulk of Terror Tract deals with John Ritter acting as a tour guide in a house tract. Each home comes with it's own horror story, the best dealing with a rabid monkey. This is a fast paced little film that means well. It's not exactly the type of thing I would pick up when breezing through the video store, but hey...It's got my name in the credits!!Cherry Falls, on the other hand, is a movie I'd been waiting to see for awhile. Over the course of the last six months, I'd heard nothing but good things about this film from such reliable sources as Fangoria & gorepeergroup.com. I was surprised to see it headed straight for video, since it does weight in as one of the more enjoyable, most original slasher flicks that has come out in the wake of Scream. It's about a serial killer who has an appitite for gutting young Virgins. If you got a shark in the water...You don't go swimming. If your a young virgin and you don't want to die? I see a simple solution...See this MOVIE!!
3 hours of terror! :)
Brett Heitkam | Lena, IL United States | 02/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, I just got done watching this "Frightmare Double Feature" and I was very pleased..., I went against my better judgment and bought this DVD after reading some semi-positive reviews of both movies. I was very pleasantly surprised!I watched Terror Tract first, because I was sure it would be the more superfluous of the two movies (it's got John Ritter in it for God's sake). But it actually turned out to be an anthology film (like Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt) with three very entertaining short stories interwoven by a disturbing wraparound sequence featuring Ritter trying to sell houses in a community that is not all that it appears to be. Each story, including the wraparound-Ritter sequences, has a strong (sometimes familiar) story with a surprising, satisfying ending. It's a fun movie...not really a fun as in "comedy", but it's a good, fun, vengeful-dead-husband-evil-monkey-psycho-granny-killer horror.Cherry Falls was also a real treat. It's a straight horror movie that borrows from about every recent Scream-esque film out there, and then adds some surprising twists to keep it fresh. There's no annoying fake "jump" scares (well, maybe one), the killer's motives actually make sense, and the whole movie has an air of paranoia about it. It really keeps you guessing as the script is very solid and the acting is all-around excellent.Both movies are in anamorphic widescreen (with a surprisingly strong Dolby 2.0 audio track...the thunderstorm in the Terror Tract Evil-Monkey story sounds awesome) and are on the same side of the disc. There are no extras except scene selection...HIGHLY recommended!!"