Thursday, December 30, 2010

Masters Of Horror: Chocolate - 1.5/5

Director: Mick Garris (known for "The Stand", maybe "Critters 2"?)

Jamie (Thomas) is a recently divorced man who suddenly finds himself psychically connected with some random woman. Told as a 'flashback' as Jamie is being interrogated by the police, he recounts how he finds himself experiencing things from this lady's perspective without her even knowing. This connection leads him to borderline stalking as he tries to help her when she commits a crime of passion.

Considering that Mick Garris helped create this damn series he sure does throw down a stinker of an episode. Granted, the idea of the story is solid with this random connection, but rarely does the episode feel like a "horror" tale. It seemingly rides the line for a Lifetime Movie special with a supernatural twist for the majority of its play time. With the low acting quality and its rather by the numbers approach to its directing, "Chocolate" becomes a lackluster made for TV film that just happens to incorporate F-bombs, some violence towards the end, and substantial nudity. "Chocolate" is by far one of the worst for the entire series with its hammy ending and shoddy build. If there is one that you skip, its probably this one.

Written By Matt Reifschneider

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