Struggling composer Pete Bancroft is contacted by strange Wilson Farber, who has invented a piano that can read minds and may be able to help Bancroft in his career.

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Struggling composer Pete Bancroft is contacted by strange Wilson Farber, who has invented a piano that can read minds and may be able to help Bancroft in his career.

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Middling
1 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE SATANIC PIANO is an average and forgettable tale from TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE despite having one of the better premises of the series. The problem with it is that the execution is rather lacklustre and the effort to provide spooky situations and surprises on a child-friendly show just doesn't work too great.

It's the usual spin on the deal-with-the-devil type storyline in which a struggling pianist makes a deal with the devil and gets hold of the titular instrument which has the power to bring him fame and fortune. However, the direction is indifferent and the central casting is lacklustre, although '80s starlet Lisa Bonet appears as the protagonist's daughter.


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