Terror Tract

  • 2000
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Horror

This surprisingly zesty, made-for-cable horror omnibus includes three blackly tales sections within a creepy, tour-of-terror wraparound story. Though desperate to make a sale, honest real estate broker Bob Carter (John Ritter) can’t help but tell prospective buyers why the properties they're considering stand vacant. In "Nightmare," Sarah Freemont (Rachel...read more

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This surprisingly zesty, made-for-cable horror omnibus includes three blackly tales sections within a creepy, tour-of-terror wraparound story. Though desperate to make a sale, honest real estate broker Bob Carter (John Ritter) can’t help but tell prospective buyers why the properties they're considering stand vacant. In "Nightmare," Sarah Freemont (Rachel York) and her lover, Frank (Carmine D. Giovinazzo), are caught by her husband, Louis (Fredric Lane). Louis intends to hang Sarah and shoot Frank, but the couple kill him instead. Haunted by this desperate act of self-defense, Sarah begins to fear that Louis isn’t really resting in the watery grave Frank provided. In "Bobo," Ron Gatley (Bryan Cranston) starts to resent his young daughter’s affection for an organ grinder’s monkey — the titular Bobo — that wanders into their backyard. The sinister Bobo turns the brat against her father, who doesn’t know what to make of the creature's hostility or its facility with cutlery. "Come to Granny" revolves around Sean Goodwin (Will Estes), the teenaged son of one of Bob's clients. Unable to convince the police that he's had premonitions about a Granny-masked maniac, Sean throws himself on the mercy of psychiatrist Dr. Helen Corey (Brenda Strong). When Dr. Corey finds herself menaced by the psychopath, she begins to harbor grievous suspicions about Sean's intimate knowledge of the Granny Killer's assaults. Though these shockers won’t surprise anyone familiar with Edgar Allan Poe or Ambrose Bierce, they're all expertly directed by Lance W. Dreesen and Clint Hutchinson, and connected by a clever framing device. Overall, the film offers a nice mix of goosebumps and provoke squeals of nervous laughter.

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This surprisingly zesty, made-for-cable horror omnibus includes three blackly tales sections within a creepy, tour-of-terror wraparound story. Though desperate to make a sale, honest real estate broker Bob Carter (John Ritter) can’t help but tell prospecti… (more)

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