The Telling is a horror anthology about three girls hoping to pledge the most elite sorority on campus. Headed by Stephanie (HOLLY MADISON of THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR), the sorority consists only of the most beautiful - and mea... more »nest - girls.
As a final task, each pledge must tell the scariest story she can think of. The first is DOLLFACE, a psychological thriller. When Tommy brings home a rescued antique doll to his girlfriend, Lily (REBEKAH KOCHAN - WHEN A KILLER CALLS), she becomes convinced that the doll is alive. Not only that, but that the doll wants her dead.
The second story, CRIMSON ECHO is an homage to horror films of the 40s. Aonce A-level actress (BRIDGET MARQUARDT of THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR) is reduced to doing a horror film in Central Europe. However, when she arrives, she is drugged, and made to face her darkest fears.
The final story is PRANK CALL. While making prank calls, three girls stumble upon a murder. When the murderer finds them, they must figure out who to trust .and who is out to kill them. Back at the sorority, the tales are told. The vote is in. But has someone taken the stories of murder to heart?« less
"Upon reading the synopsis for the movie and watching the snippets featured in GND, I was hopeful--if still somewhat dubious given the cast of pretty women I have never heard of--that this feature would entertain me for the 100 minutes it promised. It has the potential to entertain if you: a) Don't take this seriously. b) Are not a horny male idiot expecting to see all sorts of nekked pseudo-lesbians "goring" themselves with sex (there is none) and c) Are not bothered and/or offended by some of the cast members' "bunny" affiliation. If that describes you, do read on! This movie was filmed on location at the Playboy Mansion and the Hollywood Castle with a good camera, so you do not have to endure 90+ minutes of crappy homemade video footage that you could have made yourself. The acting is what you would expect from a movie of this caliber. Some of the women really show potential to act in bigger movies (ex: Rebekah Kochan, Jean-Louise O'Sullivan) while some of the others (i.e. Bridget Marquardt and Jessica Lowe) should stick to being cute. The three plots are interesting, and the one featuring Bridget is certainly pretty to look at. There is a good twist at the end. With all said and done, this movie is not amazing, but not terrible, and much better fare than most low budget horror films. I would recommend renting it before shelling out the money if you're still uncertain, but if you're willing to take a chance and have a couple laughs at some one-liners ("she burned my hand... ON PURPOSE!!!" "We may be dead but you'll still be a loser!") then go ahead and buy it. Cheers."
I thought it was good...
A. Brown | Jonesboro, AR | 09/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was really cheesy, the acting was pretty bad, but it's fun. I am not a GND fan, but I love a cheesy horror. There were three stories. The first is about a guy that brings home a scary homicidal doll that forms an infatuation on him. In the next story, Bridget Marguardt plays an over-the-hill actress who encounters a horrible fate when she tells her agent that she will take the last roll on Earth as long as the check clears. The third story reminded me of some of the older slasher movies that I grew up on such as When a Stranger Calls. It involves three girls that make prank phone calls and overhear a murder. Because they forgot to block their number, the killer called them back and told them that he would kill them if they went to the cops. There isn't a lot of gore, it really isn't that scary, and the worst acting in the movie came from Bridget and Holly."
Joseph L. Kolb | harris, mn USA | 03/10/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"oh no! sad to say i'm what reviewer j. brannon clearly loathes: "... a horny male idiot expecting to see all sorts of nekked pseudo-lesbians "goring" themselves with sex (there is none)." hey what can i say, i'm sick and need help! the movie is mildly entertaining. the stories are actually good. the women are very beautiful but not much for nudity or acting. gonna have to stick to the witchcraft series....
signed, a horny male idiot"
Michael A. Lilly | Charlotte Hall, MD (USA) | 07/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Telling A nice bit of movie behind-the-scenes about the movies. I hate to say it but I was as shocked by the ending as was the sorority head mistress Stephanie(Holly Madison). You just gotta see the role Bridget Marquardt plays.
I say one should view this movie for the video stories (3 of them) plus the final ending. A true shocker!"
If you love "The Girls Next Door" This Is a MUST HAVE!
K. Spiteri | Hollywood, CA | 04/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
I will admit, anything that has my favorite girls on, I will buy! "The Telling" stars Bridget Marquardt, Holly Madison and Sara Jean Underwood from "The Girls Next Door". Plus there are DVD extras on it. Well worth the money. A Must Have for your GND collection!"