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Tales from the Dead (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror | 25 July 2008 (USA)
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Tales From The Dead is anthology of four stories that looks at the quiet terror lurking inside the human soul, showing us that evil does not end when life departs. These original stories ... See full summary »

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Jason Cuadrado

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Jason Cuadrado
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Credited cast:
Hiro Abe Hiro Abe ... Jiro
Toshiya Agata ... Detective Minehiro
Masami T. Clarke ... Kyoko (as Masami Teramoto)
Mariko Denda Mariko Denda ... Reporter
Mari Endo Mari Endo ... Kaori
Evan Himes Evan Himes ... Zombie
Kei Hirayama Kei Hirayama ... Takashi
Hidetoshi Imura ... Seiji
Eiji Inoue ... Shiro
Kie Ito Kie Ito ... Ayame
Leni Ito ... Tamika
Sachiyo K ... Detective Himiko (as Sachiko Hayashi)
Kiyoko Kamei Kiyoko Kamei ... Manami
Makiko Konishi Makiko Konishi ... Mari
Masami Kosaka ... Toshiro
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Tales From The Dead is anthology of four stories that looks at the quiet terror lurking inside the human soul, showing us that evil does not end when life departs. These original stories show us that life, and the inescapable agonies of the living, carry on into the next; well, life. Deception is as unavoidable as death, and so is payback. Under the supervision of young Tamika, a medium who has heard enough ghost confessions to understand the venom and malice of human souls, we meet a range of characters whose ails begin in life and carry on in death. A family, newly reunited with their estranged son, faces the remnants of the bad marriage, and evil intentions, of their home's previous owners. An old accountant, trying to set his "books" straight after a life of working for a criminal gang, takes his revenge on the man who wouldn't let him. A businessman, hungering for success and material opulence, finds that time is the only truly scarce resource - and the only one genuinely ... Written by Anonymous

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The Dead Speak

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Horror

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Not Rated

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Great American tale with a Japanese mentality
2 April 2010 | by LFrog1386See all my reviews

Tales from the Dead features four short stories about revenge and learning to appreciate life while you can. It is told from the viewpoint of a young medium, telling tales of her real-life experiences speaking with the dead to a woman she picks up hitchhiking after her car breaks down.

This film is unique in that it is an American production but with Japanese characters and language (it is sub-titled in English). In fact, it has that Asian-Horror feel to it like The Ring or The Grudge in that it is excellent story-telling without the need to add a ton of gore or violence. If you are a fan of Asian horror, definitely add this to your list!


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Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Calabasas, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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