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Terror Tales (2016)

TV-14 | | Horror | 7 July 2016 (USA)
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When abducted by a psychopath, a husband is taken on a ride from hell where he is subjected to three horrific tales of terror while his family is held captive in an attached cargo trailer.

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Jimmy Lee Combs

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Jimmy Lee Combs
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Credited cast:
Jennifer Runyon ... Melanie (segment "Epidemic")
Laurene Landon ... Miss Tate (segment "Radical Video")
Helene Udy ... Sonya Hamilton (segment "Epidemic")
Felissa Rose ... Witch (segment "Epidemic")
Ari Lehman ... Edmond Blackburn (segment "Epidemic")
Lynn Lowry ... Susan McKay (segment "By Proxy")
Christopher Showerman ... The Driver (wraparound story)
Ashley Park ... Alisha Harding (segment "Radical Video")
Jonathan Tiersten ... The Sledgehammer (segment "Radical Video")
Yan Birch ... Satan
Natalie Waldrip ... Diane (segment "Epidemic")
Mark Canjar ... Coroner (segment "Radical Video")
Leana Lewis ... Bartender
Heath C. Heine ... Police Officer (segment "By Proxy")
Vivienne Bersin ... Claire Watson (segment "Radical Video")
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When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath who reveals to him that his family is held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family's safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law. During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry- George Romero's The Crazies, David Cronenberg's Shivers) on a journey of self discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son's suicide. The next tale transpires in the 80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps ... Written by Jimmy Lee Combs

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Will You Survive the Madness?

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A Homage to the Slasher flicks of the 80's
17 December 2018 | by shagee7977See all my reviews

From writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs, a film that brings together cast from Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1 & 2, George Romero's The Crazies, Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Critters 2 and more, on VOD January 8 from High Octane Pictures!

When Michael (J. Giordano) was wakes up in his car tied up, he is scared and puzzled on what is going on. But soon discovers the lunatic driving (Christopher Showerman)is a bonafide madman! Struggling to get lose and away from the nut he is soon told to sit back and listen. That if he doesn't do whatever he says his Daughter and Wife will suffer and die! Not convinced the madman points to the back of them a trailer being towed. In that trailer is his wife and daughter imprisoned and will die if he doesn't do what he says. As a matter of fact the trailer is set up with a deadly toxin. There is a switch in the car that will be activated and will kill them! He is made to break the law and be involved in a robbery. If he doesn't do everything the driver says there dead. In between the chaos brought on to Michael he has to listen three tales of terror which serve as a wraparound and the build up to the end of the road.

Alumni's of the hey day of Slasher fill the cast and it's a whose who of the 80's Slasher flick. That to me was such a treat to see all my horror icons in one movie still delivering scares. The first tale has a ageless Lynn Lowry possessed by a demon and unravels her sons suicide. The news is terrifying which sets upon the rest of the movie that this is not no happy ending everything will be all right type of movie. This is hardcore Slasher with blood and fun! The next tale brings so many memories back. I really felt I was transported back to the 80's. An authentic Video store with shelves stacked with prime hits and posters. I could only wonder how this was achieved. The story has two real film geeks husband and wife owners really connecting with there customers and going through a rough patch. Customers are coming back complaining of snuff like movies in the case of the regular movies they rented. It ties in with a serial killer on the loose killing people with a sledgehammer.

The next tale transpires in the '80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. A detective is hot on the trail and getting close on closing the case and solving the crime. But will he be in time.

In the final tale, Satan (Yan Birch) jumps from one body to another causing panic in the streets and reports of possession throughout the town. Yan Birch is truly fun to watch and creates a really creepy tale with a ton of cameos. When all is said and done it's being is back to Michael and how to get his family out of the trailer and safe. Is the madman through with this game of death and willing to set everyone free, or is this just another tale that needs to be finished? Secrets will be revealed and the true reason for the kidnapping of himself and his family will be revealed and the truth will come out!

Jimmy Lee Combs really captured the era of the good ole SOV hits of the 80's and made three tales that pay homage to them and the Slasher greats of that time. Only a true love of the genre could of pulled that off and it is done with great pride here. Having so many cameos by such great actors and actresses of that time only added to the production. Christopher Showerman was brilliant and a commanded every scene he was in. He was more villainous and truly scary than any monster, serial killer or demon in this movie. His actions and the way he delivered his lines were truly terrifying and had your attention. You felt Michael and his family's terror!

Cast: Christopher Showerman, Laurene Landon, Jennifer Runyon, Ari Lehmann, Ashley Park, Felissa Rose and Helen Udy.

Terror Tales Comes our January 8th.


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