Sunday, August 16, 2009

TftC: Yellow (1991)

Tales from the Crypt S3Ep14

"Yellow"

Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Cameos: Dan Aykroyd, Lance Henriksen, Kirk Douglas.
Synopsis: The cowardly son of a World War I general is sentenced to death after betraying his troop and his country by fleeing a battle, but will his father's compassion save him from the firing squad?
Moral: “A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.”
Humor: 2/10.
Irony: 8/10.
Gore: 7/10.
Suspense: 7/10.
Technical: 9/10.

Rating: 9/10.

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4 comments:

  1. Would like to know from you what is the scariest movie you have ever seen?thanking you.

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  2. Whats going on Tricky, thanks for stopping by! That is really a loaded question, and I have a series of answers for you. The problem with answering this question is that my answers are so stock and conventional that they arent very fun, but they are the honest truth.

    I think that the most chilling and frightening film ever made is still The Exorcist. The film is just downright disturbing, and has a lasting effect on anyone that watches it. When I first watched it, I was drinking with a bunch of friends, so we all laughed and made fun of it. When I finally sat down with the lights off and watched it a second time, it scared the shit out of me. Even those of us that arent religious have to admit that the prospect of possession on that level is truly terrifying.

    The films that scared me the most on a personal level were Jaws and Spoorloos (The Vanishing). I used to watch each of the movies in the Jaws series every weekend with my dad, and they scared the crap out of me. I used to have panic attacks in the pool and almost drowned because I was afraid Jaws was going to come out of the lamp in the deep end and eat me. I still feel the film is one of the most perfect examples of filmmaking let alone scary filmmaking ever.

    The prospect of my wife walking into a store and never being found again, like in The Vanishing, is something that scares me to death too. There have been times where I have been sitting in the parking lot in a cold sweat thinking about what happened in The Vanishing and worrying that I would never see her again. The film is simple and realistic, which makes it easy to relate to and infinitely scary.

    Those are easily my top picks, though there are many others that are very scary. I will be sure to release a list in the coming months that will run down my top 20 scariest films ever.

    Thanks again for reading,

    -Carl

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  3. Random place for a scariest movies discussion, but I like your answers. I had the same Jaws experience. I still do not like to swim in murkey waters. You should move this to the main page.

    Anways on to "Yellow" although it lacks the sex and gore that we all love from ToTC this is by far my favorite episode. Good acting, good camoes, lots of delicious irony.

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  4. I will definitely repost an even more thorough breakdown at some point, that is only the tip of the iceberg lol..

    Yellow really does set itself apart in the series, my wife thinks its too slow but the build and the character development is the entire point of the entry. I appreciate it more with each viewing

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