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Upvoted by hundreds of fake accounts
enigma-947-33946724 March 2020
This movie wasn't horrible but it wasn't good either. The radio host character was absolutely abysmal. He tried so hard to be scary and suspenseful but came across as a piece of cardboard.

I only lasted 30 minutes and 2 stories into the movie. The 1st was completely nonsensical, boring. and not even remotely scary. The 2nd tried to have a punch but fell completely flat. It was a complete and utter snooze fest waiting for the completely anticlimactic ending.

I've seen up voting before but I'm surprised to see 800 possible fake accounts just to up vote this movie. Both of the written reviews are completely fake and you can always tell because they're so ridiculously over the top about how much they love the movie and then you watch it and realize there's no way that any real person could have thought that about THIS movie. In pretty sure they just cut and paste them from real movie review websites, made for different movies.

Imdb seriously needs to solve this problem.
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KoolUhl124 March 2020
7.1 avg rating upon viewing. This movie will avg out to be a 4.2 - 4.4, and thats generous.
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S*cks bigtime
hjchuijbregts24 March 2020
One of the worst movies ever what the hell. Not one scary story. Bad acting, bad camerawork OMG what a waste of my time 1.44 pft
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Highly enjoyable and fun anthology effort
kannibalcorpsegrinder2 January 2020
Working at a radio station, a DJ spins tales of murder and the macabre for his listeners throughout the night.

The Good Stor(ies): Post-Mortem Mary-Living in a rural Australian village, the death of a neighbor's young girl forces a woman to bring her inexperienced daughter over to help prepare the girls' body for the funeral. As they go about their business trying to get her photograph, they find something sinister has taken over the dead girls' body. For the most part, this was a solid and enjoyable entry. The Gothic setting and rural locations are put to good use providing this with a great foundation to start in on the later supernatural hauntings after the body has been prepared. These are built up fantastically with a slow, foreboding menace the longer they show her attempting to fix the body for the photographs which is greatly enhanced by the unease she has performing such tasks including the positioning and eye resetting. The final twist is accomplished nicely in a wholly creepy sequence but in concept is way too obvious which is the only downside to this one.

Drops-Caught up in her studies, a determined dancer tries to balance practicing for her dreams while dealing with her relationship with her boyfriend and the other dancers at the studio. When the strange supernatural demon that's been following her starts to increase the severity of its connection to her, she realizes what she must do to be free of the creature forever. This segment was a solid and enjoyable enough effort once it gets past its flaws. As it takes a while to get the main setup revealed, the fact that she constantly succumbs to these weird pangs and outbreaks when nothing's around to cause them seems weird more than anything, but once we find out the actual cause add a dark atmosphere to the segment. The lack of explanation for anything does hurt this one somewhat as it's all implied information from a lived-in world, but this is still quite fun and creepy when it matters.

Into the Mud-Waking up in the woods, a confused and disheveled woman struggles to come to grips with the situation when she finds a mysterious hunter out trying to killer her. As she struggles to get to safety while he relentlessly pursues his target, a last-second reveal over their actual fates might change everything. Overall, this was a pretty decent segment. The bewilderment and confusion over the situation are quite appropriate which suits the series of chases and confrontations that emerge between the two which is a solid cat-and-mouse set up with the forest being used as a fantastic setting for it to occur. The creature feature twist is fantastic and works great, coming off as a wholly original surprise that affords this one some solid make-up effects work not only on the creature but the strong and impactful gore as well. Though there's very little to no dialogue to make sense of anything, there's a lot to like elsewhere here to raise this one up.

Vicious-Returning home after a late-night, a woman feels extremely uneasy about the situation and tries to find the cause of the disturbance which will soothe her troubled sister. Aware of the real dangers that lurk inside, she tries to figure out the cause of the incidents while protecting her sister and herself. This was quite an enjoyable and chilling segment. The first walk-through the house, as she's looking for whatever disturbed the house, manages to create a fine creepy air here with the deliberate movements and drawn-out atmosphere which dives into the later scenes of them together helping to unravel the mysterious setup. The demons appearing are creepy and inherently startling when they appear with their deformed and inhuman appearance that contributes greatly to the jump-scare machine that follows. While the final outcome is predictable, the rest of this is enough to overcome it.

The Bad Stor(ies): A Little Off the Top-Meeting up with his favorite client, a maniacal hair-stylist tries to get her to see the situation through his eyes but is entirely unsuccessful at the endeavor. Faced with no decision left, he turns to his impulses to mete out the proper punishment for his irrational beliefs. There really isn't a whole lot with this segment. The contraption that holds her hair in place is an inventive and chilling torture device with a great look to it, yet the incessant dialog about the history of hair-care and what they're relationship has turned into over the years drains so much life and energy from the segment that it's hard to really care. The nature of what he's doing doesn't make any sense as it's hard to get invested in his plight of caring about hair that much, and the bland torture-porn outcome has some brutal moments but is again quite expected, leaving this a rather routing segment.

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham-Starting up a new job, a supervisor at a local prison sees it fit to institute a program authorizing the butchering of criminals through surgery to recompense for their crimes. As he continually loses more of his body in the process, the toll of the situation starts to affect both of them. This one really could've been much better than it was. The idea of what's happening here is an exceptionally original and creative way to treat prisoners in a cruel warning matter by dismembering the prisoner for the crimes he committed. Trotting him out to warn others against others following in his footsteps is a great idea and the commentary on the situation is rather nice, but none of it's scary with all the focus on the wrong individual where we see it from the supervisor along for the case rather than the torment of what he's going through in the surgeries which is where the horror comes from. That's what holds this one down somewhat.

Nightmare Radio-Working at a radio station, a DJ talks with his listeners as they tell their own horror stories during the show while he recounts with tales of his own. As he continues his shift and a prank caller gets on his nerves, he tries to make it through before anything out of the ordinary happens. This is a solid enough outing for this one. The concept for this is a fantastic excuse for setting up an anthology of this format, the rationale for telling stories is fine for this kind of outing and the atmosphere of the situation and there's a fine undercurrent to the setup of the show. The fact that he continually cuts off the listeners and acts arrogantly to them with the feeling that their stories are lame while his are better and scarier makes him an unlikeable prick throughout here making it hard to get on his side which is needed for the final reveal. The interstitial stories aren't that bad but it's somewhat disappointing overall.

Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence, Graphic Language, Full Nudity and children-in-danger.
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Its OK, nothing less or more
jessicartim25 March 2020
Hard to rate this anthology anything than middle 5/10. Its not bad, its competently made but, at least for me, non of the stories stand out much. Comparing to for example some V/H/S episodes that haunts me to this day, this was rather forgettable experience. Still decent ride for avid horror fan.
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This is plain bad
FranLan9424 March 2020
It won't get more plain than this folks. It's not good and it's not so bad that's good. It's trapped in the limbo between those two. I could appreciate some facts like make up, practical effects and nothing else. The stories are so boring and anti climatic, while somehow trying to be scaring but failing in the process.

Oh, and don't make me go off on the fake reviews and upvotes
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For horror movie fans
leonidasstathopoulos24 March 2020
Short creepy stories Some good ones some not that much For horror movie fans
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Best anthology movie I have seen!
artgore19 December 2019
Thsi film has really great shorts combined into a cool wrap arpound story and does not even feel like you are watching an anthology. The second story was my favorite but all of them are really great
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In the top 5 Scariest movies of all time
redlabelinc27 March 2020
Parts of this movie had me on edge, I usually don't get scared with most horror films but i got blind sided by this film. I do not recommend watching it alone but prepare for a lot of scare if you do. It's a bit of a refreshing Horror movie, many unique ideas of story telling and definitely a must watch for horror fans.

p.s. This is a real review from a real horror fan from Chicago. Not sure why it's getting some hate by some reviewers on here. I don't think it's necessary to be harsh when you haven't made good projects yourself. It was made by multiple directors and writers, if you think you can do better then by all means go for it.
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