Masters of Horror - Mick Garris - Chocolate
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- Commentary by Writer/Director Mick Garris
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- "Working With A Master: Mick Garris" featurette
- "Behind The Scenes: The Making of Chocolate" featurette
- On Set: An Interview with Henry Thomas
- On Set: An Interview with Lucie Laurier
- Fantasy Film Festival: Mick Garris Interviews Roger Corman
- Still Gallery
- Mick Garris Bio
- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
- Original Short Story (DVD-ROM)
- Screensaver (DVD-ROM
Top Customer Reviews
I did enjoy watching this movie, but DON'T make the mistake of comparing any single Masters of Horror entry to another. They aren't pieces of a puzzle to be put together, they are all original.
If you're looking for a decent thriller with some good twists, I suggest picking this one up.
Jamie (Henry Thomas of GANGS OF NEW YORK) is a depressed young divorced man who creates artificial flavorings until the day his life is hijacked by a series of random sensory flashes. Psychically linked to an unknown beautiful woman (Lucie Laurier), Jamie suddenly begins to experience all the pain, passion, and forbidden pleasures of her existence. But when a murderous vision rips his obsession wide open, Jamie is driven to track down and confess his love to this mystery mate. Will psychosexual hunger lead to the girl of his dreams or does the ultimate horror await the lonely man who tastes someone else's chocolate? Matt Frewer (DAWN OF THE DEAD) co-stars in this sexy and twisted shocker written and directed by Masters of Horror creator Mick Garris, the director of The Stand and The Shining.
Mick has made a living out of adapting Stephen King novels for the screen (and we all know how those usually turn out), so it's no wonder that this little vignette plays like a short story with all the good parts cut out. Jamie (played by a mealy-mouthed Henry Thomas) is lonely, divorced, and living on old toast when he begins to experience all of the sensations of a beautiful Canadian woman. He smells what she smells, sees what she sees, feels what she feels. (In true "Masters of Horror" fashion, many of these shared sensations involve sex and nudity.) Ever more obsessed, Jamie tracks this woman down, only to discover her HORRIFYING SECRET!
What is her horrifying secret? I'll tell you!
She is not a very nice person. Also, for some reason, she keeps a gun under her couch. I'm not joking.
[END OF SPOILERS]
But seriously, this is just very, very bad entertainment. In fact, the most creative part of the entire show is little more than a lame inside joke. At one point, we catch a glimpse of a Stephen King novel, "Desperation," on Jamie's nightstand. Ho ho! Garris directed the TV adaptation of "Desperation," which just so happened to star both Thomas and Matt Frewer (who, in "Chocolate," has the only interesting character: Jamie's co-worker, Wally -- scientist-by-day, mohawked rock-n-roller by night).
The story of "Chocolate" is told in flashback by Jamie, who is sitting in a dark room, under a lamp, covered in blood.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A divorced man, Jamie (Henry Thomas) has his life turned upside down when he becomes psychically linked to a mysterious woman and begins to witness and experience her life through... Read morePublished on November 11, 2009 by E. Valero
Mick Garris created Masters of Horror, and since the horror anthology's inception, it has had it's share of good and bad. Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by N. Durham
Jamie (Henry Thomas) begins experiencing the physical sensations of another person, some of which are quite shocking. Read morePublished on September 1, 2007 by David Bonesteel
This one attempts to be a hefty psycho/charater study piece, but when all is said and done comes up pretty shallow. Read morePublished on May 30, 2007 by S. Sommerville
The MASTERS OF HORROR series was created by Mick Garris, so his entry would have to be pretty great, huh? Read morePublished on May 27, 2007 by George Graham
the supporting characters are interesting but the main character is a complete bore and his supernatural sensory experiences are too. Read morePublished on May 4, 2007 by pancake_repairman
Hands down the worst episode of the Masters Of Horror television show. It's dull, boring, and not scary. It will leave you scratching your head saying "that's all? Read morePublished on October 18, 2006 by Drew
The other reviewers have said it all so I won't repeat what they've said except... its lame. Worst so far in the Masters Of Horror series.Published on August 29, 2006 by Justanotherguy