Voices from the Grave Review
Synopsis:The dead have stories to tell a horror fan seeking the obscure.
Voices From the Grave (2014) is an American low budget horror anthology movie that is comprised of three short stories that intertwine. There was only a budget of $10,000 to make this exquisite movie. Directors Richard Stoudt (Death By VHS) and Laurence Holloway (Nightmare Alley) did an amazing job considering they have no major experience in the movie industry.
Voices From the Grave begins in a bookstore, Myles Brandt (Bobby Shook - Next Day Delivery (2010), Dan Triumphant (2012), Come What May (2009)) is a customer that talks to the bookshop keeper, (Scarlet Fry - Scream Machine (2015), Nightmare Alley (2010), Horrorama (1989), Junkfood Horrorfest (2007)) about horror fiction. The shopkeeper recommends Stephen King and HP Lovecraft but Myles says he wants something else. Myles saw a book falling off the bookshelf as walking down the aisle and quickly picks the book up and starts reading it.
ALL HALLOWS EVE - Written by Mr. Stoudt and Joe Evans
Lynda (Michelle Green) is having her annual Halloween party. Robert (David Nelson) is not having a great time because his younger brother Vince (Sean Ryan McBride) is drunk and is making an idiot of himself. Vince asked Robert to take him home, but Robert refused and gave his brother who is drunk the car keys. Needless to say, Vince was involved in a car accident and died. Robert has not treated Halloween the same for the past three years because he lives every day with the guilt of his brother’s death. He does not attend his best friend Lynda’s Halloween parties anymore, he just stays home and drinks an unlimited supply of beer.
INVITATION - Written by Gary Brandner
Len Krager (Michael Hanelin - Duel at the Mound (2014), Riscatto (2012), Coming Home (2012)) is a businessman. He went to small town in Wildwood to set up a new office for his company, and he was hoping to relocate there, but the townspeople’s unfriendly manner changed his mind. He is excited that it is his last night in the small town and decides to spend a few hours at a bar with the only friend he has there before returning to his hotel. The story gets interesting after Len returns to his car to find an invitation from someone one he knows to a party. He, of course, goes to the strangers’ party where everyone mysteriously knows his name although he has no clue who they are. The party appears to be the place to be as everyone is cheerful and full of energy. His only friend Pete (Jonathan Medina - The Observer (2015), Avengers Grimm (2015), Alone (2014), Dirges in the Dark (2014)) is not there but he keeps seeing a mysterious, beautiful female, Mary Grauer (Sarah Masters) popping up every and by the times he makes his way over there to talk to her, she disappears.
REPOSSESSED - Written by Mr. Stoudt.
Jeff (Chris Labadie) is a cheap guy, but that is because he is broke. He uses public transit to take his pretty girlfriend Kathy (Maryam Cne’) on dates. He saw a 1986 Corvette with a for sale on the window and loves the price of $700 that comes along with it. He calls the seller, Eddie (James Leatherman) and sets up a time for them to meet and make the deal happen. Jeff and his friend Devin (Corey Henderson) who is a mechanic went to meet Eddie and purchases the car.
Voices From the Grave was an awesome watch, and the stories intertwine wonderfully and seamlessly. I am usually not fond of anthologies, but this one won my attention and I look forward to seeing more anthologies from these great directors and writers. The feel of the anthologies was realistic, and I connected with the characters that were great - not something we get to do in most movies today. Was there supernatural entities in this movie - watch and see.
About Voices from the Grave (2014)
Original Title: 3: All Hallows Eve
Runtime: 87 minutes
Total Avg. Votes: 11
Writers: Richard Stoudt, Gary Brandner, Laurence Holloway, Darlene Stoudt
Director: Laurence Holloway, Richard Stoudt