Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- So, You're the Guy 2019

- 3 Lives 2019

- Lamp Light 2016

- Wicked Witches 2019

- Is That You? 2018

- The Chill Factor 1993

- The Night Sitter 2018

- Clown College 2019

- Finding Purpose 2019

- They're Inside 2019

- Blindsided 2018

- Blood Paradise 2018

- Weird Science 1985

- In Memory of 2018

- Dacryphilia + Hematolagnia 2019

- The Space Between Words 2019

- Silent Panic 2018

- Double Impact 1991

- Captain Black 2017

- I, Portrait 2019

- Miss Freelance 2019

- Scrawl 2015

- I am a Rain Dog 2019

- The Dark Within 2019

- The New York Ripper 1982

- Beloved Beast 2019

- The Mummy Rebirth 2019

- Fried Barry 2017

- I am the White Tiger 2018

- Exorcism of the Dead 2017

- Method of Murder 2017

- Blind 2019

- Italian Turtles 2019

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Treasure Chest of Horrors III


USA 2013
produced by
James Cullen Bressack (executive), Jarret Cohen (executive), Doug Waugh (associate), JD Fairman (associate) for Psykik Junky Pictures
directed by James J. Coker (segments Uncle Chuck's Horror Tapes, Fatal Error), Shane Ryan (segment So, We Killed Our Parents), Shawn C. Phillips & Brendan Michtell (segment I Dare You), Doug Waugh (segment Knockers), Robert Biehn (segment Fatal Fantasy), The Cousin Bros (segment Sane: The Story of the Boredom Killings)
starring Uncle Chuck's Horror Tapes: JD Fairman, Kelsey Smoot, Anna Herbert; So, We Killed Our Parents: Shane Ryan, Rex Cobalt, Valerie Wheeler, Vicky Rodriguez; I Dare You: Shawn C. Phillips, Brendan Mitchell, Ethan Phillips, Dennis Haskins, Rebekah Kochan, Dante, Gabriel Mercado; Knockers: Chris DePretis, Alisha Scott, T.J. Akins, Aaron Granillo; Fatal Fantasy: Kurt Bloom, Tara Emerson; Fatal Error: Tim Maltby, James J. Coker, Brandon Rivas, Sue Kim
written by James J. Coker (segments Uncle Chuck's Horror Tapes, Fatal Error), Shane Ryan (segment So, We Killed Our Parents), Shawn C. Phillips & Brendan Michtell (segment I Dare You), Doug Waugh (segment Knockers), Tara Emerson (segment Fatal Fantasy), The Cousin Bros (segment Sane: The Story of the Boredom Killings), music by Ian Francis Smith, Boneshin (segment So, We Killed Our Parents)

Treasure Chest of Horrors

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




In the wraparound segment Uncle Chuck's Horror Tapes, 2 teens (JD Fairman, Kelsey Smoot) find a treasure chest full of old horror VHS tapes and decide to watch them all, despite the warning of their aunt (Anna Herbert) that one of the tapes is lethal.

  • So, We Killed Our Parents: Teenaged siblings Donny (Shane Ryan) and Denise (Vicky Rodriguez) are suffering under their parents (Rex Cobalt, Valerie Wheeler), as dad likes to rape Denise and beat Donny up while mum is a willing accomplice - then though the two youngsters pick up baseball bats, beat their parents to a pulp, and have sex with each other over their dead bodies.
  • I Dare You: As a dare to cement their internet stardom, two overweight webshow hosts (Shawn C. Phillips, Brendan Mitchell) decide to lock themselves into the bathroom with very little food for a week ... which soon leads to them stealing each other's food - and much worse ...
  • Knockers: A guy (Chris de Pretis) tries to bar a Jehova's witness (Alisha Scott) from entering his house - but she's not one to easily give up ...
  • Fatal Fantasy: As a birthday surprise for her husband (Kurt Bloom), a woman (Tara Emerson) has slept with another man, just because she has taken one of his sexual fantasies to literally. Unfortunately, she has taken some other things he had said too literally as well ...
  • Sane: the Story of the Boredom Killings: Two underaged guys start to randomly kill people - just to escape their boring lives for a bit.
  • Fatal Error: A computer animator (Tim Maltby) launches a 3D rendering program to bring his new monster to life ... and it really brings the thing to life, for real ...

Only one tape is left in the box, so this must be the fatal one, right? And of course, our two teens are too curious not to watch it ...


Like the first two films in the Treasure Chest of Horrors-series, this one is a very mixed bag of goodies, with shorts ranging from the serious to the downright funny, varying vastly in quality, and lacking an overall theme - which might make the film a bit too heterogenous for some ... but all the more fun to watch for others, because it once again shows the wide variety of the indie horror scene, the passion of these filmmakers to make something out of, well, next to nothing, and quite simply fresh ideas in an only seemingly oversaturated market.

Interestingly though while the film as a whole (not so much the individual segments) has set out to pay hommage to the VHS-age, it really can't transmit the fascination of this technology of old to the audience, the segments that had a mock VHS-rendering done in post only look crappy and poor, and only remind one that VHS is not the vinyl of video, and in this instant, progress was a step in the right direction.

Apart from this though, the film is totally enjoyable!


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Dysmorphia
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Dysmorphia here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

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

x-rated  find Dysmorphia at

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




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


A Killer Conversation

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

out now on DVD