Masters of Horror: Season 1, Episode 12

Haeckel's Tale (27 Jan. 2006)

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While on his way to see his sick father, a man takes shelter with an elderly man and his young wife but soon discovers their horrible secret.

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John Ralston
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Dr. Hauser (as Gerrard Plunkett)
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Ernst Haeckel
Pablo Coffey ...
Chester
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Warren Kimmel ...
Faron
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Wolfram
Leela Savasta ...
Christopher DeLisle ...
Elise's Dead Husband
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In the nineteen century, a man seeks help with a necromancer, asking her to revive his beloved wife. The woman advises him that the process could be dangerous, since she can bring the body back, but not necessarily the spirit and proposes him to listen to Haeckel's story to help in his decision. Ernst Haeckel is a cocky medical student fascinated with resuscitation. When the illness of his father becomes terminal, he travels to visit him and in his journey he meets the necromancer Montesquino, who claims to have the ability to bring the dead back to life. While preparing to spend the night nearby a cemetery, the old man Wolfram offers him shelter in his home, telling him that it would be very dangerous to stay near the necropolis. Haeckel accepts the invitation and meets his young wife Elise Wolfram. He feels seduced by the sexy woman, and sooner he finds her eternal love for her deceased husband. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The legendarily obscure ensemble The Residents made a complete soundtrack, which was not used in the broadcast version, but made available as download in 2010. See more »

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Most of this was pretty good ...
24 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first 2/3 of this movie is really well done. It plays out like any solid fantasy/horror movie would. When it has to wrap things up, it starts to falter. Given the state of horror movies these days, however, having a good first 40 minutes seems like a significant accomplishment.

The story is about a man who goes to an old woman (a "necromancer") in an effort to raise his recently deceased wife. She warns him that before she does so, she must hear a story about a medical student named Haeckel from many years ago. The movie then picks up with the story of Haeckel.

Everything is done really well - the atmosphere, acting, storyline, etc. Unfortunately, in the last 20 minutes the story tries to inject more horror elements. It doesn't work and the story gets progressively worst and the characters less believable. (In fairness to Clive Barker, I'm willing to believe story probably worked well in print).

Many horror fans will find this step above most horror movies because of the nice setup - see it if that is good enough for you.


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