The Unknown (A Crackle Original, 2012 DVD) Starring Dominic Monaghan
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The problems are multiple. First, the production values would have been acceptable in the 1970's, and alright in the 1980's. Needless to say, it's over 20 years later. That can be forgivable, with crisp direction, good acting, and solid scripts. Plus, given the very short nature of each plot, a determined effort at coherency is necessary if you want to make this work, and that's very tricky.
The second problem is that all you have connecting the six chapters is a single, possibly obsessive blogger, Mark Nickel (played by Dominic Monaghan) who posts on the weird and the occult. He evidently lives and works out of a small, dingy, somewhat messy apartment where individuals with stories contact him in person, by cell phone, or whatever the de rigueur method is for that episode. While this can be used very cleverly as a plot device, here it is not.
Only one episode uses this plot device coherently, and even then due to the short duration of the episode, it devotes less than two minutes at the end to making any real interaction with the blogger. I timed it. Rod Serling's introductions for Twilight Zone or Night Gallery were more interesting, better written, and mercifully shorter than the blogger scenes here.
You cannot exactly fault the actors. You have six different episodes with 3 separate directors and 5 different writers. It really shows.Read more ›
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this sounded interesting but I really would like to have my money back. can't believe they actually make something this bad.Published 23 months ago by Nana S. Cheshire
Enough with the summaries already G wiz! It me n ot even want to purchase anything else seeing that I always have to rate and write.Published on January 18, 2013 by cozzetta