Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy ...
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Robert Miles is a psychic that can communicate with the dead. He also has the ability to control the mind of his cat (who incidentally is black). He uses the cat to take vengeance upon his ... See full summary »
Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have Helgenberger confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift. Written by
Dzong A.D. Tranchina
A reasonably successful horror anthology, a sub-genre that's always been one of my favourites. In this one, college students Jillian McWhirter and Pamela Segall join a 'psychology of fear' class run by sinister professor Ramy Zada, who invites the class to his house to tell stories of the 'it could happen to you' variety.
'The Old Dark House' begins when Marc McClure and Nadine Van Der Velde break down outside a spooky mansion and debate whether or not to go in and use the phone. Nothing groundbreaking here, but the ending's pretty dark.
Then 'A Night on the Town' has friends Tracy Wells, Judie Aronson, Penelope Sudrow and Monique Salcido terrorised by Luis Contreras and his pack of vicious dogs when their car, hey, breaks down in a rough neighbourhood. It's not scary, but it is unsettling. Shame about the repetitious set-up.
'All Night Operator' sees Marg Helgenberger manning answering service phones all alone when a nuisance call turns nasty. This is the best segment despite being a bit dull.
So it works well enough without being special in any way at all.
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