Tales Of The Uncanny (2020) Severin Films 1/26/2021
Directed By: David Gregory
Starring: David Gregory, Mick Garris, Rebekah McKendry, Richard Stanley, Ramsey Campbell, Roger Corman, Christopher Alexander, David Del Valle
Disclaimer: Severin has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
As a horror fan I started out watching the HBO's Tales from the Crypt Series when I was 7/8 years old. Looking back it was the perfect starter horror for me, and not only allowed me to explore the horror genre in bite sizes but, it also primed me for feature length horror anthologies. After that it was Creepshow and Tales from the Hood on VHS and later the British anthologies. What I love about Tales of the Uncanny is how it perfectly touches upon how interesting, thought provoking and diverse horror anthologies are. David Gregory takes you on a bloody good journey through not only the history of horror anthologies but how they've impacted pop culture and the horror genre as a whole. A truly stellar film that should be considered a Must-Watch!
Picture: Tales of the Uncanny is certainly an outliner visually as the bulk of the interviews were recorded on platforms like Skype and Zoom. Thus, the picture quality varies. Though I think it overall looks good. As I said in my review David has a way of making his documentaries more visually interesting than just the interviews and the transitions and things like stills and posters look sharp in 1080p.
Sound: Tales of the Uncanny has a nice 2.0 track. Dialogue comes through nicely with no drop out issues.
Extras: What's pretty cool is Severin has provided two older horror anthologies Eerie Tales (1919) and Unusual Tales (1949).