Happy-go-lucky salesman Jack Polo receives a yuletide visit from the 3.5-foot-tall Yattering, a snarling horned demon that wants to claim Jack's soul.

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The Yattering
Antony Carbone ...
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Tom Newman ...
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Happy-go-lucky salesman Jack Polo receives a yuletide visit from the 3.5-foot-tall Yattering, a snarling horned demon that wants to claim Jack's soul.

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8 November 1987 (USA)  »

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The Yattering: [Beelzebub pays a visit to the demon Yattering, who is having trouble getting a mortal to give up his soul] I'm honored beyond all demons.
Beelzebub: Don't be. I just came up here to shut you up. All Hell is murky with the echo of your yattering.
The Yattering: But my Lord, it's this, this man, he's, he's some kind of a saint. I'll never snatch his soul.
Beelzebub: He's not a saint. He's a pickle salesman.
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Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
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Waste of a good Clive Barker
29 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE YATTERING AND JACK has the distinction of being an episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE written by Clive Barker, one of Britain's leading novelists and short story writers, a guy synonymous with horror (HELLRAISER et al). Unfortunately, the decision to make this into a silly, slapstick-oriented comedy means that it's yet another ruined story, packed with wasted potential.

The story is a simple one, with an unlikeable salesman attempting to enjoy Christmas with his daughter only to find himself haunted by a tiny demon with designs on his sanity. If you like watching a dwarf actor running around in devil make-up then this may be for you, but I admit I was easily bored with the premise. If it had been done even semi-seriously it would have been a lot better...


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