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Robin Atkin Downes,
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The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter: an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond...a wounded man on the run from creditors is rescued by a backwoods hermit with the secret to eternal life...a glass-eating carny pays the ultimate price for looking for love on the outside...and Civil War soldiers are held captive by a household of orphans with strange intentions for them. Written by
Brian J. Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shot in 1985 and 1986, not released until 1987. See more »
The opening scene has a woman on Death Row being given a lethal injection. She only gets one injection which causes her great pain before death, but the lethal injection protocol is 3 separate injections - one to render unconsciousness, one to relax the muscles, and the final one to stop the heart. See more »
One thing I've learned, my dear, is that one is never too old for nightmares.
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The only thing I was not expecting was the low quality of the photography...it looks like an earlier 80s film. But other than that, it's really pretty decent. I rated it a 6, but I was considering a 7. Most of the comments here are accurate. The thing to keep in mind that is that this is a pretty good horror anthology. It's hard to find horror anthologies that are consistantly good. This does have it's weak stories, but the good ones balance it out. The glass-eater carnival story isn't all bad though...it kept my attention, but the payoff wasn't as good as I would have liked. It almost reminds me of the EC comics - not so much the movies they inspired, but these are similar in style as far as the twists go.
If you're reading this review, chances are that this is the sort of movie that you'll enjoy, at least in part.
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