Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 5

Chocolate (25 Nov. 2005)

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In Chicago, the lonely Jamie works in the food laboratory of a company developing flavors with his best friend Wally. Jamie divorced from his wife a couple of months ago and misses his son.... See full summary »

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In Chicago, the lonely Jamie works in the food laboratory of a company developing flavors with his best friend Wally. Jamie divorced from his wife a couple of months ago and misses his son. Jamie is on diet but after eating a chocolate, he becomes psychically connected to a beautiful woman, seeing through her eyes and feeling her sensations. Jamie falls in love for the stranger woman, until he witnesses her stabbing and killing her lover. His connection ends and Jamie becomes obsessed for the woman; using his memories, he discloses through the driving license of her car and some landscapes that the mysterious woman lives in Vancouver. Jamie travels to meet and help her and once in Canada, he finds that the dead man was a plastic artist and his beloved stranger is the model Catherine. Jamie tries to approach to Catherine with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Jamie is in his bed, he takes the book "Desperation" by Stephen King off his night stand. Director Mick Garris directed the TV version of Desperation (2006), in which Henry Thomas also stars. See more »

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A newspaper is shown briefly with the words "site of grizzly killing." The correct word would be "grisly," as "grizzly" means "speckled with gray" or refers to a type of bear. See more »

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Mick Garris is a master CREATOR, not a master director.
20 August 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

I'm very grateful to Mick Garris for being the creative mind behind the whole "Master of Horror" series that I truly enjoyed watching, but it's not much use denying that his very own episode is one of the weakest installments of them all. The story, also penned down by Garris, is definitely ambitious but the build up is far too slow and hence the mini-movie lacks a whole lot of spectacle. Also, the script is a little too implausible and we're just supposed to believe that it's perfectly possible for one person to perceive things through someone else's senses, and all this for no apparent reason? Henry Thomas, the annoying brat from E.T. that grew up a little, stars as a lonely food researcher who wakes up one morning and suddenly realizes that he's psychically linked to an unknown woman. It all begins with the inexplicable taste of chocolate in his mouth, hence the title. This mystery woman quickly becomes an obsession and he wants to meet her, even though he witnessed her committing a murder in the meantime. When he finally tracks her down, in Canada, the woman fears him and thinks he's a dangerous psychopath. Can you blame her? The first twenty minutes go on for way too long and most of the footage in this part isn't even that relevant. All the conversations between Jamie his odd co-worker as well as the discussions with his ex-wife are completely pointless. He even hooks up with this incredibly beautiful girl at the supermarket but, apparently, that's all just padding as well. Consequently the finale is too hectic and many questions remain unanswered when the film is over. There's very little gore, especially compared to some of the other entries in the series, and I didn't notice a lot of of suspense, neither. At least the female stars (Leah Graham and Lucie Laurier) look amazing and provide the film with welcome eye-candy. Nonetheless, once again thanks for the whole "Masters of Horror" concept, Mr. Garris.


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