Thursday, July 21, 2016


Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear Movie Review

Chiller channel brings us this 2013 horror anthology--each of the five segments is based on one of the five senses, and each is brought to us by different directors.


We start off with Smell. In this story a heartbroken underachiever finds his life turned around when he buys a cologne from a door to door sales woman. She warns him not to use too much, but as he finds more and more riches--and women--he does not heed the warning and pays the price. Mixing too much unfunny comedy into the fold, this portion of the film only gains traction when we begin to see the results of too much of a good thing.


In our next segment we see an eye doctor using a chemical to see what his patients see. When he sees that one female patient sees her significant other beating her, the doctor makes that man see what he sees the woman sees...and we see the results. The strongest part of this segment is the flashes of visions. This is a decent take on an ages old story, but I've seen better.


Touch tells the story of a blind boy wandering through the woods to find help after his family has been in a car accident. When he comes across a killer in the woods the boy must use his sense of touch to get him out of a bad situation. The most boring of the segments, Touch would have benefited  from having the boy actually use the senses he does have instead of doing things you can't find believable from somebody who can't see.


In Taste we find a young hotshot hacker brought to a large office building where he is being offered a very lucrative opportunity--when he turns down the offer he finds just how deadly a woman scorned can be. This segment is a bloody one, and if you are reminded of Balsac The Jaws of Death here, you won't be the only one.


This anthology film concludes with Listen. What happens when you cross a mad Doctor experimenting with a song that kills people and a couple jackasses who, years later, find the recorded experiments and want to share them on social media? We find out here in this creepy wrap up to this film. The found footage scenes are done really well, and the story, while not terribly original, is interesting enough to keep you hooked. This is the best segment of the film.

Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear is what you expect from a Chiller original--mediocrity pretty much across the board. Broken down individually, Touch would get a 4, Listen a 6, and the rest a solid 5. That said, I think you know what to expect next...

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear Movie Trailer

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