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The Fright Night Files (2014)

Three stories told by a lady fortune teller.

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Russ Parr, R.L. Scott
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Sean Blakemore ... Lockwood Masters
Hakim Callender Hakim Callender ... Roderick (2014)
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Richard Gant ... Michael
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Michelle
Harry Lennix ... Ronald
Malachi Malik ... Kevin
Eva Marcille ... Marla Peters
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Davetta Sherwood Davetta Sherwood ... Jessica
Randall Taylor ... Detective Jones
Karrueche Tran ... Monique
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Three stories told by a lady fortune teller.

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Below-average Anthology effort
3 November 2014 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

Using her magic powers, a fortune teller reveals the fates of three customers who all turned to her in their search for true love.

The Good Stor(ies): Mirror, Mirror-Growing tired of her antics, a businessman ends his relationship with a young woman to start another with a more sophisticated woman. Enraged over the betrayal, she utilizes her powers of darkness to torment him despite his reluctance to believe her. This one manages to be the most fun out of anything of the segments due to it's rather fun storyline and the fact that this one actually goes for the horror motifs rather than just being a bland thriller. From the night-time attack on the couple that includes rattling mirrors, thundering storms outside and flashing in and out of the apartment to torment him, this one throws in some rather decent energy from time-to-time that really works quite well for this one by working in some creepy moments along the way. The fact that the budget to this one does keep it from really exploiting and following through on it's premise does make the finale a little rushed and filled with clichés that would've been ironed out on a better effort, but still this one is quite enjoyable.

Pillow Talk 187-Starting her shift as normal, a radio DJ's love-and-advice show starts to grow weird as the callers continuously phone in claiming to be the murdered victims she's left in her wake. growing increasingly frustrated at the pranks, eventually the detailed calls weigh in on her and force her into a deadly situation. This is the one here that really could've been something that could've made this into something if only it would've had a better budget to carry on a better final act here. The resolution to this is practically screaming out for supernatural vengeance but nothing of the sort ever comes with this one seemingly stuck in a bland notion that it can't really escape from. Still, there's a lot to like here as the calls initially start out as seemingly pranks to her show and the reaction is justified but over time, the fact that they seem to know a little too much detail for them to be just pranks causes a great reversal of fortune and sets up the final act here. While it doesn't fall through on that, the fact that this one is still fun isn't much of a deterrent.

The Bad Stor(ies): For the Love of Lockwood-Fed up over her behavior, a man finally follows through on an ultimatum to his fiancée by ending their relationship over her jealousy and anger issues. Desperate for help, she goes to a local voodoo queen for a magic potion that will restore their love, but once the potion begins working too well and causes even more strain on their relationship it gradually dawns on her what he has turned into. Frankly, this one really didn't even have any reason to be here as this hardly has anything that can be called horror anywhere near it. Dripping with lame thriller motifs that paint him as a jealousy, possessive stalker which is so clichéd and unoriginal that on that count alone it's reasons for inclusion are dubious, but also the segment never manages to do anything other than him threatening her which never sounds as good as this potentially could've with a different storyline with this one coming off with all the stereotypical efforts found in such story lines, such as the failure to be left alone for a second, never letting her do anything for herself or see her friends simply to spend time with her, bullying her into doing his own thing and threatening with violence to further the point, but it's tired, cliché and never does anything a dozen other thrillers do with a much more pronounced budget than this one. A grossly underwhelming effort that really drags this one down.

Rated Unrated/PG-13: Violence, Language and sexuality.


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