This is my 15th of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Two tales of horror that involve a set of chattering teeth and a plastic surgeon’s delicate hands.
My Take on it – I actually wasn’t sure what to do about this one, because I knew that it was two stories; one by King and one by Clive Barker.
The premise of both stories just aren’t gripping enough and I laughed at it more that was scared by what they showed.
The second story (by Barker) was actually slightly more interesting than the first one.
Both of these stories really felt like terrible episodes of Tales From the Crypt when in reality we should expect something with more of a punch, but that never delivers.
This is one that I can clearly say is not worth your time and you should probably skip it!
Bottom Line – The first story is based on a King story and the second is based on a story by Clive Barker. Ironically, I liked the non-King one slightly better, but neither was ‘gripping’ enough for me. This felt more like two poorly made episodes of Tales From the Crypt instead of a full length movie. Skip It!!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Writer/director Mick Garris kept the titular wind-up toy prop from the segment “Chattery Teeth.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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