Sunday, September 4, 2005

Review – Death 4 Told

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen a low-budget horror movie I actually liked. And though this single effort doesn’t exactly revive my faith in the sub-genre as a whole, it at least stirred a little hope. As implied by the title, this is a set of four vignettes cleverly interwoven without benefit of a bracketing story. The second tale is more than a little mediocre, overshadowed even by the original short version that’s included in the DVD’s special features. However, the first story has the same disregard for complexity that made the Scary Stories series such fun to read. The third and fourth outings are clever enough without being too inspiring. To be sure the director makes plenty of rookie mistakes, especially in the editing process. However, my hat’s off to anyone who can take kisses-of-death like Margot Kidder and Tom Savini and still churn out a reasonably entertaining product. Mildly amusing

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