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Deadtime Stories is a to DVD anthology film from 2011, the segments of which are linked by George A Romero. The first segment, Valley of the Shadow, is a blooming awful “science team gets culled” short. The second story, Wet, is interesting only because it features a meremaid – a rare horror creature – the quality is not superb, however. It is the last section that is the highlight of the volume and is a vampire short – bizarrely it was shot, I understand, for the series Chill Factor and culled from that. The date of the short is 2004.
You probably have already noticed that it was directed by horror legend Tom Savini (Forest of the Damned, From Dusk till Dawn, Lost Boys: The Tribe, Dark Craving, Martin and Absence of Light) and it is a well-directed, tight little character driven drama.
|Jimmy eats the cat|
And what a tight little short it is. Well-acted and very well shot. If I had a complaint it is that the hiding of the twist seems forced when you actually discover what the twist is – but it is a nice little pay-off so we won’t complain too much. This story makes the volume worth buying (the other shorts are not worth it really). 7 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.