EIGHT SPOOKY TALES
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 11/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of eight thirty minute spook stories first aired on the Fox Channel. Although they are all pretty predictable and the production values mediocre, they are entertaining enough.
1. COLD IN THE GRAVE - a refrigerator repairman whose wife has left him picks up a college girl at the neighborhood bar and when she refuses his advances and gets out of his truck, he runs over her and buries her in the river in a refrigerator. Echoes of TELL TALE HEART can lead you to the solution.
2. LANDSCAPE OF LOST DREAMS - a couple return to the inn where they first met to celebrate their ninth anniversary. Only he's absorbed in his work and she feels neglected and alone. A strange visitor and a mysterious painting combine to provide the ghostly conclusion.
3. PERSONAL DEMONS - a psychiatric patient murders his therapist at the behest of his demon friend and a new doctor tries to help him. Uh-oh.
4. YOU'LL WAKE THE DEAD - Horrible acting mars this interesting little tale of a young couple who annoy their downstairs neighbor with their loud music until she finally has a heart attack. They can now sell the house for a forture if they can keep the old lady dead.
5. MIRROR MIRROR - The old monster vanity leads a repressed young woman and her aunt's supposed lover to off the old lady to get her inheritance. Guess what happens?
6. BACK WARD - A dedicated psychiatrist vows to bring a delapidated old mental home up to standards but finds the place is haunted by the abused patients from a century ago. Weakest one of the eight.
7. YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MINE - A cop becomes obsessed with the protection of a young woman who was terrorized by a psychotic stalker....even after he's dead. Weird but effective.
8. BEWARE THE MUSE - Tabloid readers rejoice..this one's about a tabloid writer whose greedy boss makes him write stories about a deceased serial killer to sell papers, even when he apparently has returned from the dead and the stories are keeping him powerful.
All in all, not a bad collection."