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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Sinister Visions' is a killer collection of homages to the greatest monsters and psychotics of our time, Twilight Zone style.
As an anthology, Sinister Visions is a pretty eclectic mix. The main novelty of the collection is that each film represents a different country. But an interesting connection is also that each film deals with the objectification, victimization, and ultimately power of women. In `Succubus' its obvious the succubi is the strong dangerous female; `My Undead Girlfriend'...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Another one to hit the round file
As one reviewer pointed out this piece of detritus clocks in at 85 min rather than the 120 listed, I am not sure that I could have endured that much more of this student film project rejects. Those glowing 5 star reviews must have some payola or debt collector incentive. Not one....no not one of these shorts has any redeeming quality. I got it used for about 5 bucks and...
Published 12 months ago by D. Piper


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1.0 out of 5 stars Another one to hit the round file, December 5, 2013
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As one reviewer pointed out this piece of detritus clocks in at 85 min rather than the 120 listed, I am not sure that I could have endured that much more of this student film project rejects. Those glowing 5 star reviews must have some payola or debt collector incentive. Not one....no not one of these shorts has any redeeming quality. I got it used for about 5 bucks and this was a ripoff especially when I could have spent the time watching paint dry. Caveat emptor
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3.0 out of 5 stars THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING,, September 27, 2013
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This film consists of 5 separate horror film shorts. Unlike recent Redbox rentals, these are NOT part of longer films cut to fit shorter time periods, but rather complete stories within themselves. The claim that this film is 120 minutes long is incorrect. It is 85 minutes including credits. Yes, 5 films in 85 minutes, you do the math.

The back of the DVD describes each episode, although they tend to have a twist. The second feature is a dark comedy zombie film which will remind the viewer of "Fido." The special effects and acting are acceptable for this type of feature. The main problem I have with this film is that it turns horror into pornography. One of the things that has happened in our society, reflective in our films, is the instant gratification. Both adult films and action films have essentially eliminated plot, drama, characterization, theme, metaphors, and cinematography for the sake the continual climax scene. In this regard, the features in this film go straight to that horror scene. "A Woman Scorned" epitomizes this as it opens with a nude woman tied to a table. She dared to date a woman's former husband. There was no build up of any kind. The films are for people who desire instant horror gratification, those who want to watch the shower scene in "Psycho" but nothing leading up to it....still the features weren't bad, just short. Good make-up job on the Succubus. "Genital Genocide" was a waste.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Tori Montgomery, Pamela Ricardo, Kat Herlo, Mette LÝvendahl, Andrea Santos,)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Anthologies never had it so good., October 7, 2013
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Stars : David C Hayes and Kim Sonderholm.
Anthology filmed in - Denmark, Sweden, US states of Ga. & Az.
SUCCUBUS - Great look of a female Indiana Jones finding the ` wrong ` possessed relic and it turns her into this nigjht club - hopping winged/fanged creature with a taste for blood of men.
Retro Homage to NOTLD - Very amusing experiments in a lab that go awry with zombies and doctors.
HOLDCARE - caregiver appliance for handing your zombie at home.
MY UNDEAD GIRLFRIEND - Probably the longest segment and well worth the character development.
Very funny courtship of undead girlfriend and asking her normal parents for her hand in marriage and having to control her ravenous appetite for brains.
MOTHER KNOWS BEST - Yikes,PSYCHO influenced `Mother Issues' and a bevy of beauties not good enough for Madre.
A WOMAN SCORNED - This begs for a sequel of what SHE would do next on her hurtful, insane journey .
GENITAL GENOCIDE - Leave it to David C Hayes to do a tribute to the SCANNERS `Blowing Up Head' iconic moment in only way Hayes knows how, With bathroom humor.Actually there is even a moment form NOES with Freddy Kreuger ` Meeting The Parents'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Sinister Visions' is a killer collection of homages to the greatest monsters and psychotics of our time, Twilight Zone style., September 27, 2013
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As an anthology, Sinister Visions is a pretty eclectic mix. The main novelty of the collection is that each film represents a different country. But an interesting connection is also that each film deals with the objectification, victimization, and ultimately power of women. In `Succubus' its obvious the succubi is the strong dangerous female; `My Undead Girlfriend' really builds on objectification (he uses her in order to impress her parents despite the fact she's a zombie and will likely eat them all), `Mother Knows Best' borders on Norman Bates quality mommy issues, `A Woman Scorned' is, again, pretty obvious - its an ex gets revenge on the current torture/punishment film; and `Genital Genocide' goes the extra mile with blatant exploitation of everything in the mind of a sadistic serial killer. So though the films deal with different subject matter (succubus, zombies, etc) there is a thread that combines them other than the semi-innocuous title. Also the opportunity for sequels is endless. I do hope to see more volumes, from all over the world, in the near future.~ the Creepercast
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Sinister Visions by Doug Gehl (DVD - 2013)
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