Terror Tales - Of Chief Concern
 
 
Studio: HyperGnome
 
Review Count: 242
Average Rating: 4.79 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 10 minutes 40 seconds
 
Posted on: November 20, 2005
 
 
Film Description
This is the debut episode of Terror Tales, an ongoing series of horrifying tales to wet your morbid appetites! Leer Ovoure stars as the Narrator, the mysterious Tale Keeper, and he has a very special tale to start you off with tonight. It is filmed in the Alfred-H.-Twilight Zone-Crypt Keeper format. I do hope you enjoy it. And if you have any questions, please axe =)

This is my first uploaded movie, please let me know your suggestions!

As someone already mentions, there are a couple unneccessary cuts here and there, but they were mainly due to a strange bug where I lost a healthy chunk of conversation footage when one of my indians turned into a cowboy after a cut! I didn't have the heart to start all over in pickups... again... =)

A Note about Cliche:
As THEBeerman pointed out, there is fluent use of cliche here. In a movie that needs to be fairly short, cliche is your friend. You can use cliches to establish information about your characters with your viewer without having to actually tell them in your movie. A good example of this is the Clint like voice for our assasin. It immediately brings into mind that lone gunman character, which makes my job easier to tell my tale. So, yes, cliches are all over... on purpose. Guilty as charged =)

If you enjoyed the film, help me keep the forum thread alive and well at
http://allboards.lionhead.com/showthread.php?t=112547

And now there is a short interview with Leer Ovoure at
http://allboards.lionhead.com/showthread.php?t=113920
 
Featured Reviews
- TooMuchCaffeine

Absolutely amazing. My first 5* rating, and without a doubt, the best Movies film I've seen yet. If this doesn't top the charts then there is no justice.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- camfromthecity21

Holy smoke HyperGnome! You just set a benchmark in this platform. That blew everything away. Way to think outside the box and be original! "Terror Tales" deserves a copyright.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Sleeves

One of the first films I've seen that truly seemed not made by The Movies. It was more like an animation than clapped together from available scenes. Great job!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- PLTucker

Wow! What a superb piece of film making. Fantastic editing, Voives, soundtrack, story. This has got it all! Shows what the rest of us mere mortals can aspire to! I cannot recommend this film highly enough. As stated below (several times), if this doesn't hit number 1, it's a crime.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- angrycharlie

Brilliantly edited, excellent voice acting and an excellent plot. CryptKeeper-esque bookends were the icing on the cake. This should serve as demo material on how you can make a good horror film in The Movies.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- IG-88Productions

The best movie I've seen so far on this site. You did the voice overs perfect and I love your scene choice. You make me want to work a lot harder on my movies. 5/5 stars

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Micke

You good sir just made something absolutely brilliant, this should be in the number one spot. Excellent use of editing, sounds, voiceovers the lot!
Congrats, I will send this around the lionhead devteam on monday.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- ProKanada

A Masterpiece. The best editing and voice-over work I have seen here by far. Fantastic and original story idea as well as the perfect soundtrack. Look forward to future projects.

Posted on November 20, 2005
 
Reviews
- jazzx

A very good film which, despite having no freecam and being in the infancy of TM film making, successfully edits together the preset shots in a deliciously atmospheric way. There's no doubt this filmmaker knows how to make a movie, not just in the shots selected but in the pacing of the story as well.

Stock music is very well used and appropriate to the scenes in this film also.

If those weren't enough, the movie is a one-man acting tour-de-force! By using a touch of pitch shift and lots of altering of tone of voice, the actor successfully pulled off all the parts (although one of the Indians sounded a bit like Kermit the frog) - the Clint Eastwood impression was at times uncanny! This is someone who should have been one of the great TMO voice artists without question.

The story proper was very good, much better than the trashy and cheesy host (perfect!) who looked like an unsuccessful auditionee for The Rocky Horror Show. His puns were hilariously and entertainingly lame in the best traditions of 80s TV horror show presenters.

Great fun overall with the comedic bookends complementing the much more serious horror tale in the middle.

Posted on November 23, 2008
- OcelotFilms

Brilliant, and technically perfect. Deserves 6 stars, no lie.

Posted on June 10, 2007
- RevStar

Absolutely AMAZING horror movie. I love your style. You're right, there is a fluent use of cliche and to your advantage. A tale beautifully told, well done.

(And your first release?! Awesome!)

Posted on June 8, 2007
- TTSurfer

It´s a very good first movie!!Godd Job

Please rate my movies

Posted on September 26, 2006
- skippyy

This is porbably the best i have ever seen

Posted on June 25, 2006
- DNLROSE

A full 5 to this great movie, the best I've seen here so far. When "the movies" logo appears at the end of the movie you understand how it was made.
Great pacing,characters,music. You have the director eye.

Posted on June 17, 2006
- Saibod

wow. The best movie I've seen yet. Had a really good story that was told very well. Editing was top notch - more of a polished prouct than most. Fantastic work. *****

Posted on June 17, 2006
- Ecrite

Well constructed story, Nice characters and good VO. Nothing to hate this film and enough to love it. One of mine rare 5-stars.
Good job.

Posted on June 13, 2006
- Gabriel_James

Wow what a beutiful job. I want to see more of these. This is a chill yet gripping tale. I really digg this kind of movie. You have an ammazing mind. and you have done a great job of everything.

Posted on June 4, 2006
- EvilLateNightTv

~A My Dog Ate Your Movie review~

I am giving this movie five stars. Everything about it is great. There is another film that is out that is almost the exact movie, and I wish I watched this one first so I could have graded it and the other better/ I can't review this in my normal way because I would end up being biased due to the circumstances. This is a brilliant movie though.
The editing is great, the script is great, and the dialogue is funny and just the right amount of campiness.

Posted on June 4, 2006
- Slikere

Nice movie

Posted on June 2, 2006
- deenswe2003

Story: 5/5
Direction: 5/5
Sound: 5/5
Presentation: 5/5
It Factor: 4/5

Average: 4.8 = 5 stars

This movie should be held as a blue print for what every horror movie maker aspires to here in TMO. I use to watch "Tales From the Crypt" when I was little and what you have made here is an EXACT replication of that series.

This movie deserves what only four other have managed to attain...

You have made "The Deen's List" with this picture. Congratulations!!!

Posted on May 30, 2006
- Bezzer36

Quite an old movie by TMO standards...just happy that matneee pointed me in this direction because it would have been a real shame to miss this little classic.

To say this was made pretty much just after the game was released, it has not only stood the test of time but still has all the qualities to trample a lot of the opposition into the ground.

Great story, excellent VOs and editing and very creative use of the sets...even a couple of early custom sets thrown in there!

All in all, an excellent hommage to 'creepshow' and 'tftc' and, for its time (as odd as that sounds) awesome.

Posted on May 29, 2006
- kos78

In the Wild West, a bounty hunter ends up biting off more than he can chew.

Good quality VO's by all the voice actors. In particular I liked the voice of the narrator and the chief. I loved the drums and chanting music during the graveyard scene, and the use of sound effects. There was some clever lines in the narration. I thought that the movie went a little slowly through the middle section, but not too much.

Overall, I thought this was a fantastic movie. All the best for the future.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- kylemf88

Awesome movie. I used to love tales from the crypt so that style is always good with me. Also the movies VOs were awesome for the most part. (I know it's hard to find a native american voice actor)But this was an awesome film and it deserves every good thing said about it.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Killaway

great movie
like the way it was a story
good work m8 keep it up

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Doj

Originality: 8/10 I have seen other movies with a tales of the crypt style.
Dialogue/music: 10/10
Plot: 10/10

So all in all if this was a test for school you would get an A. Good job!

Posted on May 28, 2006
- ubernewbie

WOW.

VO/subbies: 9/10: Some of the dialogue was a little funny with the Indians. But overall, excellent and clear.

Flow: 9/10: The story flowed with great flair, just a very small problem with the man in the desert, seemed too long.

Set dressing: 8/10: Nice little Indian village.

Editing: 10/10: nice and tight. The scenes seemed just right.

WOW factor: 10/10: Definatly has it. Well done.

Score:46/50 = 4.6/5 = 5 stars. Excellent work.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Timo666

A fantastic horror movie with an interesting story. Why haven't I seen this 'til now?

Posted on May 28, 2006
- thebaloob123

brilliant

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Dave180786

I liked the intro in the form of like the crypt keeper, i liked the crypt keeper and i also like movies that have the same appearance!....as my fave type of movie is westerns i was looking forward to this from the start....i liked the sound of the indians chanting in the desert it gave a really good effect...Overall i loved the idea of this movie and i loved everything about it....well done!

Posted on May 27, 2006
- heliopolister

Most impressive.

Posted on May 11, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

The voice overs creep me out a little, but the movie is well done. Like watching a real movie almost.

Posted on March 12, 2006
- crazymax2000

Very good horror movie !
One of the bests here.
Interesting story, nice editing and voices.

P.s: check my studio if you have time

Posted on February 24, 2006
- MelonTheCreeker

simply brilliant. the first 5 star movie i have given! by far the best movie on this community!!!!

Posted on February 1, 2006
- Dark_Tim

Quality film. Really well put together and voiced acted.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- moreau

a really good movie
congratulations

ps: if you have time, please watch my last movieLIFE US SUBTITLES, thank you

Posted on January 3, 2006
- BrilliantBrian

Wow that was well and truley the best movie (in any genre) that I have seen made using this game yet, loved the whole Crypt Creeper thing that was going on that was fantastic. I would love to see more terror tales in the future please let me know when you are bringing more terror tales out because if they are as good as that one then I can't wait!!! your studio is SOOOOOO bookmarked!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- countryboy1980

very damn good great story looking forward to more

Posted on December 17, 2005
- Amigaland

Its a big film. really... Thanks for this production ! five stars !

Posted on December 13, 2005
- DrMovie

Awesome Tales from the Crypt spin off.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Korva

Really good voice overs; good editing; the only down fall was that it wasnt that scary. Though it did feel like an episode of Tales From the Crypt. And though there are some people who bad mouth you for that, i get the impression that making it like Tales From the Crypt was the whole idea in the first place.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- darkstar13601

I really can't say it was original, But what you lacked in originality You surly made up with editing and voice over.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- BOBCAT1986

Excellent! Really well done.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Ping2523

I really like this movie. I need to see more, please!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Scottus

I like the overall idea despite the "unoriginal" critiques. I thought the vocal acting started on a nearly professional level but tapered off when the first indian scene started. In fact it tanked there. I am willing to bet you could do a better indian accent if you really tried! The end bothered me the most because it was predictable, and I had a problem believing that a zombie would kick someone like that. I know we are all learning here but I see some skill in you and I suspect you will be doing better and better with each movie.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- ekdahl

Excellent film! I loved the characters, the plot, the crypt-keeper was a very nice touch...you deserve this 5* because you've earned it!I can't wait to see the next one.

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Strumma

I loved this Movie, And i really liked the narration part. This film is easily one of the best i've seen so far

Posted on December 11, 2005
- JJX-treme_Productions

Brilliant Teenagers Series, like goosebumps but with a more dark and deadly twist! cant wait for the next!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- bnwgfm1

Excellent concept!! A tales from the crypt spinoff. Pretty good voice overs!!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- Phantom_x300

I must say that i was blown away, this story line was excellent, the voice over were suburb. And the music drew me into to the horror, especially the indian hollering. Great job and i really look forward to your next movie.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- shibby679

That was pretty good in the sense that I felt like I was watching a good ol' episode of Tales from the Crypt. Its to bad the story wasnt that scary. Good voice acting though.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- tamarak

No comment

Posted on December 9, 2005
- RepDetect

Very good telling of a very mediocre tale. Great gimmick using the host.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Deckard007

wasnt very scary or creepy,and it soon got dull for me. descent attempt.use of cliche is unacceptable even for short film,its just not professional wether you fell like it should be used or not. at least to audience. voice was o.k. and there are some bad edits(even if you knew,not great to release it anyway without fixing).not one of the best horror films on here,but a long way to go for making a really horror film.

Posted on December 8, 2005
- H_Finocchiaro

Well crafted and spine tingling... Keep em coming!!!

Posted on December 8, 2005
- AdamAustin555

that was freaky at the end, i cant wait for more terror tales

Posted on December 8, 2005
- sparkdawg777

Great Story, great voiceovers and that dead indian was freaky! Can't wait for your next one!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- CANIS_AUREUS

Awesome horror movie... I really liked it.

Posted on December 7, 2005
- alpacino2

Interesting ideas, good camera-movments. Only the dialogues are sometimes a little bit to long. But ... It's worth to see it!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- TeaBagger69

nice

Posted on December 6, 2005
- TheReporter

it gradually got dull....sorry. but the editing nd filming were excellent.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- tzeneth

Captivating to the end. This is the best movie i've ever seen. I'm lazy so this is the first movie i felt needing to rate about So good job and make more movies like this and you'll get me coming back every time.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- cactusx

Wow...just...wow.

Where do I begin? First of all, you've just granted yourself a license to make a hugely successful series just based on seeing that.

Your (anti)hero is archetypal but this only adds to his persona. The way the psychological terror builds up is inspiring.

My personal highlight would have to be your use of tribal music. It works.

One criticism: I had to crank up the volume to hear some of the voices.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- beechyboy

good start but it wasnt that scary

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Rollo_Tommasi

Brillant! A true masterpiece! A terrific voice!Hopin' seein' more chillin' episodes.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- bonghead

Cream of the crops! :) Can't wait for the next one..

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Diggity1345

No comment

Posted on December 4, 2005
- -B-

Very good indeed, only the title kept me from watching it earlier.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Eakster

Brilliant. I was gripped all the way.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- ZombieHamsterProductions

A very well produced movie with some great voice acting, but lacking in suspense and horror. There were a few noticeable discrepancies with the fog too. Look forward to seeing where you go with this series.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Forcemaster2000

An awsome tale of terror in the tradition of many fine anthology series! Great pacing, voice acting, editing...this movie has it all! Everyone will enjoy this!

Posted on December 3, 2005
- supercozz

Awesome movie. You really did a great job with voices and storyline. Editing was great also.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- supermonkeyskier

Awesome, simply awesome. More i need more. more fear.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- PrettyTony

Awesome production!

Posted on December 3, 2005
- archangelzak616

i love this movie

Posted on December 2, 2005
- Cybgo

Excellent movie, BRILLIANT! I want more !!

Posted on December 2, 2005
- StephRee

No comment

Posted on December 2, 2005
- Gergeman

It was good movie and everything but there was no scary bit at all.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- ShawnJC

No comment

Posted on December 2, 2005
- ReSastra

that was brilliant.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- RaySmo

Very nicely done. I wish I knew how to do voice work/voice effects like that. Yes, the story, as you say, is a bit cliche, but it's put together so well using the tools you're given, that I have to give it high marks anyway.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Ravanger

Dissapointing, it doesnt make sense.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Blaze804

im a fan of all your movies

Posted on December 1, 2005
- olemiss

Wow this is the best one ive seen so far

Posted on December 1, 2005
- moviecritic910

No comment

Posted on November 30, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

Very impressive stuff, you really did well hyping up the atmosphere at the critical points.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- LAZYEYEDPSYCHO

Well worth five stars, but it needs some minor tweaking. Some of the VO clashes with the in-game voices ("Damn dog" springs to mind) the "Tales from the Crypt" format works brilliantly, however, and I can't wait to see more.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- sparrowtm

A brilliant movie. Excellent voiceovers combined with decent but not overused sound effects delivered a creepy, classic horror atmosphere. Even though only standard music is used, it is utilized in a way that greatly adds to the tension and suspense.

A few minor flaws include that there are still voices in the movie that came with the scenes - those could have been replaced with voiceovers as well.

But none of these flaws are serious enough to substract a star. Very good work!

Posted on November 30, 2005
- GamerZombie

Great concept! I'm looking forward to more.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Westost

Near perfection...

Posted on November 30, 2005
- vcatkiller

Brilliant! Hope you make many more episodes! Very much a good mix of all the "Twilight Zone" style shows.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- groovyninja

No comment

Posted on November 29, 2005
- speilucasberg

very very good

Posted on November 29, 2005
- coppensmichel

cant wait for the next terror taile

Posted on November 29, 2005
- jedeye18

Very well put together. Its a shame that we only get 25 MB of space, as this series could easily go on for many episodes and should be archived! Technically well done, good acting also.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- TrickyJester

GREAT GREAT GREAT! Loved it. Looking forward to the next installment.
Keep your eye out for my Horror later this week. "Uninvited". Please review my first movie attempt here. Thanks http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/14918

Posted on November 29, 2005
- munkieNS

Great movie i am a big fan of horror movies and thought it should get a higher rank than 10

Posted on November 29, 2005
- ProducerDrew

Pretty freakin' badass, nice job!

Posted on November 29, 2005
- derbyrams

Loved it, loved it to bits yo! i loved the great dialogue and action, everything yo! DErbyrams xxxxx p.s. is there going to be another chapter?

Posted on November 29, 2005
- dr_mabuse

Great first episode! The pacing in the middle could be a bit tighter, such as when the gunfighter was wandering around the desert; just a few too many shots of the guy riding on the horse. Though the whole dog thing was well done. The indian-chanting music track totally sold the climax, helping build and sustain tension. I also thought the voice acting was quite good. Don't worry about taking advantage of character archetypes. It's completely appropriate for this genre and format. Keep up the good work. I have a feeling the next one will be even better.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- dumbmoronicproductions

it was good, could have been more horror in it tho

Posted on November 29, 2005
- MGMBlackJack

extremely well made! Both lines and voice acting is extremely well done! Even the music fits to the mood of the movie! It s like watching X Factor on television! You could make a series out of it!
horror, romance, even comedy is possible with the "secret tales of mankind" plot. I love it!

Posted on November 29, 2005
- TwoHeadedOgr

A great movie, very creepy with a bit of humor to. Though I think the keeper needs a little more work on making him not so generic zombie looking, but other than that really great movie!! 5 Stars!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Hiryu

Great, Eerie and has a very classic feel. But your main character looks a little michael jacksonish. Just a little creepy looking. Hard to make him look hard boiled when he looks weird. But still as a film great. Creepy which I guess is what you were going for.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- JimmyMax

ExCeLlEnT!!!!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Shankey

That was the only movie that scared me on this whole site great voice acters Chilling music that goes with scenery you went all the way and beyond with this one Make some more and il send you some milk and cookies

Posted on November 28, 2005
- guitarman2133

Sweet! You have set the standard. I'm so bookmarking this.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Herr_Lipp

Excellent stuff, and I don't usually even like stories with indians in them!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- stephos

No comment

Posted on November 28, 2005
- binkus

very very good

Posted on November 28, 2005
- herbi-vore

The Tale Keeper is an inspired and fantastic character, if a more entertaining/scary tale could have been put in the middle this would have been something truly special indeed

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Sevenhertz

Very good indeed. A pleasure to watch. :)

Posted on November 28, 2005
- IgorS

GREAT!!!!!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- JOACHIMH

yeah too many 5 star raitings for movies, but i´m giving u also 5 stars. so sue me. here the reasons why : i like tales of the crypt, so nothing new, but i like a good copy better than a bad original. good voice-over as far as i can judge. and even if u used cliche sets, there were many used, avoiding a stale look.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- John_Wayne90

Very very good, by far the best horror ive seen to date! Cant wait for more to come! 5 undead indians out of 5

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Vasya

No comment

Posted on November 28, 2005
- TinyPirate

Captivating, a near perfect Movies film.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Da-Luke

This movie is simply amazing the voice overs are done so well and the music is very good quality. I look forward to seeing more terror tales.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- madone69

Excellent job! I've watched a number of these and this one is definitely one of the best. Scenes flowed along very smoothly and I was actually interested to see what was going to happen to the main character. Looking forward to more Terror Tales.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Maitey

Amazing!!! Very well told story with just incredible voice over and sound!!! Top 5 easily!! cant wait to see more!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- DARK-ANGEL-UK

Very impressiv,loved the camera angles you used and the characters were well voiced and thought out,top effort!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- TurboGej

Voices are great. Please make more eps!!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- sjefsjef

goody! topp film 5 star

Posted on November 27, 2005
- JKjunior

5 Stars. No comment. Just great.

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/14036
"The Sweeper" - Full english Voiceovers

www.themovies-resource.net.tf

Posted on November 27, 2005
- mitchell_productions

all around very well done,the sound however stands out,GREAT sound

Posted on November 27, 2005
- darkwolfe

Wow, cool Creep Show like series. Please make more eps. I especially love the narrator.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- jamespetts

Really rather good, although not entirely original. Very well cut, and especially good sound, but the characters lacked (much) depth, and the plot was a little simplistic, which detracted from the suspense. Very sophisticated in many ways, though.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- LazyKat

Simply amazing. Music, voices, editing, all of it amazing.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- FatherJames

Excellent movie, great voices, editing and storyline!

Posted on November 26, 2005
- jfallara

Excellent work! The voice acting was spot on. And I loved your use of music. Too many people just put down a background track and forget about it. Exceptional audio and video editing.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- RapidDry

.... clap...clap..clap...clap ....

Story.... 5.0 Excellent.
Editing.. 5.0 Excellent.
Voices... 5.0 Excellent.
Sounds... 5.0 Excellent.
Lean..... 5.0 Excellent.

Final rating... 5.0 Only problem is ... we have to wait for the next one.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Clue85

Great horror film! Loved it!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Nee

Amazing, really really impressive. Crap title though.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- mimic2954

No comment

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Creden

IT WAS GREAT !
5/5 !

Posted on November 25, 2005
- fwimmer

Loved it. Wonderful job on the editing and voice work. I'll have to agree with others here that you've set the bar on movies here so far. Keep up the great work!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- MattBOM

The only movie i actually wanted other people to see, it is that good, and should be number one without a doubt. I am a real TFTC fan and my first movie written two weeks ago now was based around the same horror host theme. I still haven't released mine yet. But when i do i'll be contacting you so you can see the quality of my productions also. I feel a colaboration coming on!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- ianshriver

This is one excellent movie. Nicely done, would look forward to seeing more of a possible series.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- kimmie21

i think u know y ..

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Serious

Why do I feel now as if every movie I made is only rubbish?
This was the best movie I've seen on this site.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- DarthDirector

Excellent. This may be one of the best horror movies I've watched on this site. Great voice acting (Espescially the one of the grandpa), and an amazing idea. I can't wait for another episode!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- AstinusITA

A very great job!I'm waiting for the next tale now! :)

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Nanji

No comment

Posted on November 24, 2005
- capemedia

Awesome, the best audio I have heard and the way you have crafted the movies around the story, brilliant. A full 5 stars, better then stuff in the top 5.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- SteveMyrtle

I F*ING loved this movie!!!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- cornescuandrei

Very very beatiful

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Bobaninho

this movie absolutely kicks ass, it's the best i've seen yet, the story was perfect, very original, but what inspired me the most was the music, where did you get it from, you are one hell of a director, if you have time I would highly appreciate a review of you for my movie, which is online since yesterday (nr 9 in action charts), I really would like to know what you think of my work. I hope you will make it to the top! and I will work on my next movie to keep up with you. keep it up! looking forward for your next movie!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- DNR

Simply Awesome

Posted on November 23, 2005
- MaxTO

Nice job!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- hbbigal

hilareous

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Labrat2012

That was really well done. It shows that you took a lot of time with it. The dialogue was excellent, as well as the story. It shows what can be done with The Movies if used properly. Great Job!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- thejester005

I wish i could give it a 10 star. No kidding best movie I have ever seen on this site. Bravo! This is just incredible! I actually had goosebumps!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Meatball01

No comment

Posted on November 23, 2005
- TooMuchCaffeine

Absolutely amazing. My first 5* rating, and without a doubt, the best Movies film I've seen yet. If this doesn't top the charts then there is no justice.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- starworks

Now this is great work, I can't wait for the next story keep it up and you be on the top in no time at all.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Selmak_1

Overall it was good, though lacking in a few areas. The Narrator needs better lines and the story was a little dry. I do think you did a rather good job.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- OrdigTroll

Excellent voice overs and some apparent good editing. Absolutely gripping! 5/5

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Invent_Productions

i rarely give 5 stars unless it really jumps out at me... and this one leaps out fo the amn screen. highly recommended!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- ditchdigger

I do like the narrator character as well as the keepers of memories concept. My only gripe...the native americans' background and resting place. I did also like that it had a clear story line and the animation was sound.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Jimbo5858685

A brilliant and clever story brought to you by HyperGnome. It is a unique story and i look forward to seeing the rest! You did an excellent job at pace, plot, and making the sets look right. Great job!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- amethyst22

Definitely the best movie I've seen. I particularly enjoyed the voice overs and editing. From beginning to end, the dynamics of the story kept me interested and very entertained. I can't wait for the next "Terror Tale" to be produced. Great job HyperGnome!! You Rock!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Jaeze

Gripping.... important stuff....

Posted on November 23, 2005
- nathan891

No comment

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Nightflare

So where do I sign to be a voice actor? You are going to need a seperate website for these after a few more episodes.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- BritishB1990

Extremely well done! this is one hell of an example of how good films can be using The Movies! Machinima at it's finest!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- DavidAAMRC

This is a cool movie. The editing, dialog, wow! I can't wait to see the next one...

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Griznuq

Wicked nice!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Redfurn

Really fantastic movie, hopefully there will be more of this in the future.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- ace1chase101

Definitely up there with the best! (don't drop the ball in future episodes though!)

Posted on November 23, 2005
- CtrlAltDelete

Very impressive, amazing editing, can't wait to see the next story.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Hank_Scorpi0

Awesome by far the best horror movie on the site so far i really hope it goes No.1 cause you can see alot of work has gone into this movie. Bravo! bring on the next one and consider yourslef bokkmarked lol

Posted on November 23, 2005
- IkariWarriorKH

Pretty decent. Too short though, more fleshed out would have made it a lot better. But, overall, I liked it.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- jereo

Great job the best movie I have seen so far.
I am really looking forward to see the next.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- digitalangel913

nice story line... when does it become a feature film?

Posted on November 22, 2005
- maverick0

Really great movie! You lost 1 star for the technical issues like the fog appear and disappear... but all the rest of the movie is... AWESOME!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Gysin

No comment

Posted on November 22, 2005
- JACKRABBIT

Excellent production values, you have obviously taken a lot of time to make this both look and sound excellent.
However the story, whilst certainly enjoyable enough, I feel was not really as good as everything that revolved around it (I suppose you could argue that "Tales from the Crypt Keeper" and "The Twilight Zone" suffered from this as well though). You are right when you say that cliched characters are helpful in a short tale, but cliched characters, in a cliched setting, with a cliched story just comes across as predictable.
I think that you have the makings of an excellent character in the Leer Ovoure Narrator though and hope to see more of him.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- caFOdhER

Great voices and music - they contributed to the tension really well, and combined with the excellent script and editing to produce a top quality horror.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Patisfat0

This movie blew my mind! The mouth movements and voices were timed perfectly!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- centre_stage

Very good story and that is all you need for a good movie but you were able to pull it off graphically as well look forwared to the next tale in the series.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- something1

Great story and voice acting

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Dylen

A must see. 5 stars. This movie has it all!!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Nazgul87

No comment

Posted on November 22, 2005
- davimcna

An excellent movie actually even scared me a bit!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- ImaTarget

absolutely great film! like someone else said, really doesn´t look like stock footage, fantastic job. The first movie that actually had me hooked and wanting more!
No 5 stars though because of some technical issues like not fitting backdrops or lightning/fog changes from one cut to the next while it could have been consistent. Nontheless an absolute must see. Can´t wait for the next part, since i am s[naughty word!] such technical issues wont be a problem then!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Silversong

Raised the bar. Excellent movie one of the best I've seen here. You worked the genre well, looking forward to more.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- camfromthecity21

Holy smoke HyperGnome! You just set a benchmark in this platform. That blew everything away. Way to think outside the box and be original! "Terror Tales" deserves a copyright.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- rfike

That was fantastic. I look forward to more installments. The best so far.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- IchibanB

Very nice! I'd have to say that was the best movie I've seen yet. Everything was done very well. I'm definately looking forward to future episodes!!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- AmmarStudios

Five stars all the way, dude!! Excellent in every way, and I love the Twilight Zone type intro. Looking forward to more in this series!!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- STUWHYTE

Great! More!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- RustyFunkNut

Excellent!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- SilverBowHalo

Wow it actually scared me slightly. Great movie!!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Matt123

I can't wait for the next Terror Tale. It was amazing and I am sure will claim the top spot by the end of the month. I have watched many films now and the voiceovers were just excellent.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Sleeves

One of the first films I've seen that truly seemed not made by The Movies. It was more like an animation than clapped together from available scenes. Great job!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- MasterSmithson

Im in love, this film is amazing! nice edits, amazing sound! This film should be number 1!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Retcliffe

Starke Konkurrenz für "Tales from the Crypt". Die Sprachausgabe - allererste Sahne! Tolles Stück!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- globalcinema

What a movie to watch. It has all the hallmarks of a true masterpiece and the voice and added sound effects were truly superb.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

Fantastic execution of the concept. The sound design was perfect, stuff like the chanting added tons of atmosphere. Voice work was equally effective and really did add life to the characters. If I had to make a top 3 TMO movies list, this one would be on it.

The only (very)small bit that seemed out of place was having the spirits rise out of a Christian graveyard(that cross was front and center, hehe). I realize you wanted to show them actually come out of the ground and that's your only choice, but maybe just having them materialize in the fog would have made more sense.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- smgluver627

creepy.....

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Gloryguts

98% Great Film Man R0ck 0n!!!!!!!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- MrCran

wow REALLY good . top notch!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Strondor

Top drawer movie. Incredible acting and wide variety of voices. Editing was very professional. I reccomend anyone to watch this!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- SothisAmon

Brutal, Fantastic movie better than tales from the cript. Perfect script, interesting with just the right amount of everything, looking forward to the next release

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Devil_Lordv2

Wow....This is one of the best I've seen.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- DanielMoe

No comment

Posted on November 21, 2005
- dark-monkey

not bad, but i wouldn't realy call it gothic... i would know... anyway, i enjoyed it, i'd give it five stars... good job, and keep it up...

Posted on November 21, 2005
- snakekid131

Wow, what a smart story driven film! Not only was it a perfect horror movie, it was also a fantastic action film. The story was great, and I love how it told like someone reading the story to you. A great film that deserves to be on the top 25 list.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Myr

Gets the Myr 5 star seal of approval

Posted on November 21, 2005
- PLTucker

Wow! What a superb piece of film making. Fantastic editing, Voives, soundtrack, story. This has got it all! Shows what the rest of us mere mortals can aspire to! I cannot recommend this film highly enough. As stated below (several times), if this doesn't hit number 1, it's a crime.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- RSJ62483

"A Simple Question"

Originality: 3 - The whole Tales from the Crypt thing was not to terribly original, but in this game it's prolly a first.

Editing: 4 - The editing for the most part was near perfect, nothing bad enough worth knocking.

Sounds: 5 - The voice overs were awesome, the mood was set well, and everything synced up just fine.

Flow: 4 - The movie mainted a steady solid pace throughout the whole film, almost nothing felt out of place, or just thrown in.

Replayability: 4 - I would recommend this film to others definetley, however until the next instalment, I prolly wouldn't look at it again.

4 out of 5 stars.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- carsonherrick

Without question, one of the best films on TMO, so far. Great voice work!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Hemingway

The best voice over work on the site. It had me intrigued from start to finsih! Absolutley Amazing!! Good variety of voices. I'm just floored!!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Woody

Really nice voice over work! The effects of the voices really brings the charcters alive, amazing job you did on this picture!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Selden

Great work! Loved the voice overs and really good use of costumes too!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Cimmerz

Easily the best of the horror genre on here so far. The voice acting is far superior than the majority of what's out there. The mood and atmosphere of the library is incredibly well done.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- andersona9

This movie is freakin' awesome!!! Excellent job!! It needs to be #1 NOW!!!! Can't wait for the next one!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- THEBeerman

Loved the intro. Great voice acting. Narration was good. So why did you have to tarnish so much of the movie by giving the grandfather indian just crappy, cliche dialogue? Considering this took up the largest chunk of the movie, I really wished it wasn't just so terrible. Nothing wrong with rehashing the old concept of the old and wise indian who is hurt by the white man, but tries to be peaceful, but you just can't take it so seriously if you do. Oh, and how did the zombies get into the barn when the cowboy locked them out? Other than that, great job. Good quick editing. Neat use of fog and lighting.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- jameseva

Pure Quality.
So good I settled down with a coffee and a smoke and watched the whole thing again.
There's absolutley nothing I can fault with this "Tales from the Crypt" yarn.
I loved it.
Very,Very Good Work!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Dark_Mace

They said you deserved 5 stars, and they said it was the best movie on here.
They did not lie.
Superb work. Loved the VO, loved the begining and end, and as for the contents, the Western is not to my liking, but executed well iregardless.

Sound editing was really great also, some great tension built with the music, and i noticed you also did significant editing for the sound, namley the volume changes of the various sound, when hear "up close" and in the distance. Its the first movie ive seen to properly use volume as a measure of distance.

Music was well chosen also, really fit in well. Some editing was suspect though...it seemed kind of uneeded, and the end seemed a bit hapahzadous (the end where he gets ...."assualted". But other then that, brilliant effort, ill be looking forward to Episode 2.
Welcome to my bookmarks.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Anifer

Seen quite a few now and this has been the best by far. Look forward to the future endeavours.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Hobo_John

Really well done. Anyone can see that this is a great film.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- Electronica

Amazing film. One of the best. Nice mix of narration and story. Good dialogue and use of costumes, sets, fog etc. Look forward to the next installment :)

Posted on November 21, 2005
- RskimB

wow gimme mao! this story was beautifully executed, great voice acting and pacing. easily the best horror movie i've seen. i hope to see future installments because this was simply amazing, great work setting up the atmosphere

Posted on November 21, 2005
- BatRag

Loved this!! Intresting that someone called Haxor77 should say you're using a fake account to rais your score, then give a review designed to lower your score saying you're using a fake account. If they'd got over their petty jealousy and bothered to read the riviews, they'd realise that everyone with identifiable 'studio' accounts gave it 5 stars. Ratings aren't everything Haxor77 - there's no reason for this sort of behaviour. If it's in competition with your own film then play by the rules. This is a genuinely good movie - Watch it and you might have realised that.

Posted on November 21, 2005
- edsdad2k2

Awesome!!!! The only word I can think of. More, more, more!

Posted on November 21, 2005
- angrycharlie

Brilliantly edited, excellent voice acting and an excellent plot. CryptKeeper-esque bookends were the icing on the cake. This should serve as demo material on how you can make a good horror film in The Movies.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Buccura

Wow, one of the best films I have seen here. Great start and end to it. The story told was really good, and the Indian chant was great and fitted perfectly. The only downside is one that isn't your fault, that is the human sounds in the game, like the whimpering, sadly did not fit the character. Otherwise, an excellent film and am looking forward to more in this series.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Funnyman99

This is definitely one of the best movies on the site, you did a amazing job on everything! Please do more, I'd love to see how this series of yours will turn out.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Kaiser_Soze1

Hands down this movie excels in every way, great effort, needs to be on top of the charts!!

Posted on November 20, 2005
- animeabe

really good, but im starting to hold off on perfect scores unless i thik its perfect to me. I liked the story but it was a bit shallow. I REALLY liked that you added more to it then just the story.. the whole show premise was cool.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- nirvana8210

this movie is awesome.I think i like it so much because it reminds me of tales for the cript good job with the story.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- STEVOSTANLEY

wow - a deserving 5* (the only 5* review ive given today after 7 hours of reviewing) just as i was feeling drained from watching so much rubbish - your film came along - THANKYOU

the VO is crystal clear
the sound effects add to the film and give it more of an atmosphere.
it's a long film but anything shorter would have ruined it....

this is indeed a film that deserves a great position in the charts and i am sure you will get it.

very very well done mate

Posted on November 20, 2005
- 1ne8ight7even

Best horrormovie i've seen so far

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Moviemakingfreak

Wow, that was like the best movie I've seen on here. You had a story and your voice overs and editing were the best I've seen in ages. Make more please like this I wanna see more terror tale series.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- BrokenTraveler

Amazing, truly good work. I won't rehash what has already been commented, but believe me, I agree with all of them. I look forward to your next piece.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- BlackIcicle

I loved the first and final scenes - your character of the keeper is superb - the actual story itself was ok and although the VO work was superb I wanted a little more tension. Good work though

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Daninsky

Well, pretty nifty as far as I can tell. Great voice acting. I'd cut the Headshot at the end, but apart from that I liked what I saw. Those wmv's that The Movies generate are so damn dark...

Posted on November 20, 2005
- IG-88Productions

The best movie I've seen so far on this site. You did the voice overs perfect and I love your scene choice. You make me want to work a lot harder on my movies. 5/5 stars

Posted on November 20, 2005
- AFC46

Well Done - reminded me of those late nights watching Twilight Zone. If this is your first effort then highly rated. Can't wait too see more

Posted on November 20, 2005
- bobo9

Awesome. Has what most lack...an interesting STORY!

Posted on November 20, 2005
- bobo9

Awesome. Has what most lack...an interesting STORY!

Posted on November 20, 2005
- bobo9

Awesome. Has what most lack...an interesting STORY!

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Micke

You good sir just made something absolutely brilliant, this should be in the number one spot. Excellent use of editing, sounds, voiceovers the lot!
Congrats, I will send this around the lionhead devteam on monday.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Matneee

This is sensational stuff! I don't easily give out 5 star ratings, but this is so far ahead of anything else I've watched in terms of script, content and direction that I felt I had to! The first thing I ever did in TM was a Twilight Zone-ish short, more as an experiment in editing than anything. I never intended to release it but did in the end, and people seemed to like it, but this is so much better - pretty much what I aspire to when I do my first proper upload.

The level of polish and presentation was superlative. I've always been a fan of 'Tales from the Crypt' style programmes and you absolutely nailed the feel of it here, right from the storyteller intro/end, right through the tale. The use of sound was generally excellent, with great voice-overs (although one of the indians did sound a little like a medieval dandy;) )and some very atmospheric use of imported music. Direction and scene selection was generally very good as well, although there was an unnecessary fade halfway during the exchange when we first meet the indians. The graveyard set was obviously not a perfect choice, but given limited choice of sets available I guess that can't be held against you. Can't remember if you can get the same 'orange' light on that set, but if it's possible it may help give a sense of continuity.

The story really made me want to keep watching, although I personaly would maybe cut most of minute 7-8 - I see what you were trying to do with the tension building, but it doesn't quite come off. This is, of course just my opinion. Also, the indians beating him up doesn't seem to fit - it's a feels like they're lacking that certain dignity they had during the rest of the flick (perhaps use the same speech as they walk menacingly toward him, with maybe a ritual sacrafice of some kind to follow instead?)

It sounds like I'm giving a lot of criticism here, but it's meant to(I hope) be constructive. I really did think this was a brilliant film and I genuinely hope it does well for you:)

Posted on November 20, 2005
- schneekatze

Phenomenal VO.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- ProKanada

A Masterpiece. The best editing and voice-over work I have seen here by far. Fantastic and original story idea as well as the perfect soundtrack. Look forward to future projects.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- acwatson

Great idea for a series! The voices and presentation were excellent.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- kpmarine3

It's great to see another real HORROR movie out there...not that crap on top of our lists. You are by far the best director/editor/voice actor/screenwriter I've yet to come across on this site. Keep up the great work and let's keep in touch on both ends. I have a feeling you and I'll be hovering on the upper horror charts here real soon....kp.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- Psuedo_Gremlin

I thought the voice overs were phenomenal, and the scenes were well chosen and edited. The actual story Leer Ovoure told seemed a bit predictable, but I think the style more then makes up for that.

Posted on November 20, 2005
- airborn12

Um... Wow! and you say this is your first uploaded movie? make more please!

Posted on November 20, 2005