Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Encounter with the Unknown (1973)

American National Enterprises
Directed by Harry Thomason
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Code Red)

A trilogy of stories linked by a supposed "supernatural" element. In the first story, a college prank leads to manslaughter. The three boys are cursed by the mother of the murdered boy and die in mysterious ways. In the second story, a young boy's dog disappears on the same night a hole shows up in the middle of the local woods. The boy's father is dropped into the hole by rope, only to emerge insane. In the final story, a teenage girl is found alone on a remote bridge in the middle of the night and asks to be taken home, only to disappear. Her father claims she died years ago in an accident. Poorly acted on a shoestring budget, but it does ooze 70s atmosphere. Narrated by Rod Serling, which makes it feel like a lost episode of Night Gallery.

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