Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Queen of Sabbath 2021

- The Old Man Movie 2019

- Heavy Duty Lovers 2021

- Madame Claude 1977

- Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock 2019

- Someone Somewhere 2019

- Iron City Asskickers 1998

- Buoyancy 2020

- Southland Tales 2006

- Canaan Land 2020

- My Secret Billionaire 2021

- Being Dead 2020

- Heart Wreck 2021

- The Ballad of Captain Vengence 2020

- Versus 2000

- Dead Air 2021

- Nuns: An Italian Horror Story 2020

- X 2019

- Dramatica Diablos - The Rotten Fruit of Eden 2021

- The Act of Reading 2019

- Playdurizm 2020

- The El Duce Tapes 2019

- Erotophono- philiac: Documents of a Lust Murderer 2021

- Witches Night 2021

- Paradise Cove 2021

- Magic Island 2020

- Butchers 2020

- Nothing Else 2021

- ... As If They Were Angels 2018

- Zegen 1987

- Shellfish 2021

- The Mimic 2020

- The Astrology of Pandemics 2021

- Tale of Tails - Pilot 2021

- All Too Human 2018

- Vigilante 1982

- Smothered 2019

- Mother's Day Memories 2019

- Invasion Ireland 2013

- Confession 2020

- Sheep Without a Shepherd 2019

- Hank 2019

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Clear Lake, WI

USA 2009
produced by
Brian Ide, Morgan Simpson, Will Wallace, Dean 'Sundance' Bonham (executive), Dustin Booth (executive), Lil' Joe CEO (executive), Raymond Chan (executive), Charlie Poe (executive), Craig Syracusa (executive) for Liberty Road Entertainment
directed by Brian Ide
starring Dustin Booth, Morgan Simpson, Grinnell Morris, Shi Ne Nielson, Carla Toutz, Heather Simpson, Michael Madsen, Paul Ben-Victor, Audrey Wasilewski, Carson Anne, Anna Klein, Noah Longo
written by Geoff Bullens, Morgan Simpson, music by Aashish Pathak, special effects makeup by Joseph Mistretta

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Documentary filmmaker Kyra (Shi Ne Nielson) is doing a movie on a reverend turned cult leader turned killer (Michael Madsen) who has killed several inhabitants of his hometown by poisoning the water supply. The reverend of course has long been executed, but four members of his inner circle have survived, and two of them, Sam (Grinnell Morris) and Mike (Morgan Simpson) have since become pretty normal guys who do the best to deal with their troubled past, while Beth (Carla Toutz) has become a strung out slut, and Reed (Dustin Booth) seems to have emerged unfazed by everything that has been happening all those years ago.

Kyra takes them all back to their village where everything has happened all those years ago, and that has since turned into a ghost town. In the village, she plans to shoot her documentary by interviewing the guys in all the original places - but soon enough it turns out that there is something weird going on here. Kyra at first blames everything on the imagination of her four companions, which is bound to be extraordinarily alert at the place of their ordeal. It's ironic then that Kyra is the first one who ends up dead, killed. Soon, the others turn up dead one by one, too, and before you know it, Mike seems to be the sole survivor - when he's knocked out, and when he wakes up he's tied to a stake and ready to be burned by none other than Reed who at one point was his best friend. Turns out Reed has always followed the reverend's path, has continued his (evil) work, and now he has killed all those who wanted to expose the reverend's operations, all but Mike ... who somehow manages to free himself and beat Reed to a pulp subsequently, this way saving himself.

Reed however is not one to be put down too easily, and the next day he shows up in Kyra's office where he charms her assistant (Audrey Wasilewski) and steals a file containing Mike's home address from Kyra's computer ...

 

For the most part, this is a pretty good movie, competently telling a mystery without ever giving too much away carried by a capable ensemble cast. And there's plenty of tension and suspense in this one too, even if the first murder doesn't actually happen until late in the film. In the finale though, the film falls apart when it all of a sudden follows the typical slasher formula, pulls a killer out of the hat rather than giving its solution a narrative background, and everything is of course decided in a fistfight - like ever so often in an US-American film. And there's no good reason that the killer survives, either, it just follows genre logic instead of the plot's narrative logic.

Still, this is a rather interesting genre movie, just too bad so little effort was put into finding a good finale for it ...

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Clear Lake, WI
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Clear Lake, WI here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Clear Lake, WI at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD