#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Through a series of macabre “coincidences,” the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone) begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by merely changing the push-pin color from white (living) to black (dead) on a large wall map of the cemetery that notes those plots.
Plot: A newly appointed cemetery chairman believes that, merely by inserting a black plot-marking pin into a wall-sized map of the cemetery, he can cause the deaths of that plot’s owner.
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A Tale from the Crypt, if ever there was one.
Any fan of the classic Twilight Zone will adore this forgotten and underrated horror gem. Richard Boone is the reluctant caretaker of a town’s cemetery when he accidentally discovers that folks die when he marks them as deceased on the cemetery’s map. Everyone tells him that it’s merely coincidence and he continues to prove them wrong, being driven mad from the guilt.
A wonderful musical score along with some amazing camera work do most of the job of creating the eerie and haunting mood of a man losing his mind as he literally marks those around him for death. The script is above par and the acting is all surprisingly good for any movie, much less a 50’s horror flick. It is because of the sadly disappointing ending (which in effect turns the whole movie into a mess) that this film is not regarded more highly and instead is relegated to the back shelves of video stores as a lost almost-masterpiece and not simply a masterpiece. But the ending by no means ruins the film.
Fans of 50’s and 60’s horror will enjoy this more than they expect, although be wary of the implications of the cover art – this movie is 100% zombie-free (which is too bad, because there was a wonderful opportunity to end the movie with zombies instead of the ending that’s there). And as an odd final note, the screenwriter went on to write The Deer Hunter. I can’t say that tells you much about this film, except to say that you can expect someone to hold a gun to their own head at some point.
Check it out! It’s cheaper to buy a used copy off Amazon than it is to rent.
Neat little horror film
Businessman Robert Kraft (a solid and credible performance by Richard Boone) becomes the newly elected director of a cemetery. Kraft discovers that he can cause the deaths of living owners of funeral plots by simply changing the push-pin color from white to black on a large wall map of the graveyard. Director Albert Band, working from a creative and compelling script by Louis Garfinkle, relates the offbeat and fascinating story at a steady pace, offers a flavorsome evocation of the rural region and the people who populate the area, makes good use of the depressing boneyard location, generates a good deal of tension, and does a bang-up job of crafting an eerie and unsettling gloom-doom atmosphere which gets especially spooky in the last third before alas faltering with a lame cop-out “realistic” final explanation. Moreover, the freshness and originality of the central premise along with several inspired visual flourishes kicks up the overall quality of this picture a few extra notches. The fine acting by the able cast rates as another definite asset: Theodore Bikel easily steals the whole show with his gloriously hammy portrayal of hale’n’hearty grounds keeper Andy McKee, Peggy Mauper radiates a sweet charm as Kraft’s concerned fiancé Ann Craig, plus there are sturdy contributions from Howard Smith as the jolly George Kraft, Herbert Anderson as skeptical reporter Jess Jessup, and Robert Osterloh as the cynical Lt. Clayborne. Frederick Gately’s sharp cinematography makes cool use of fades and dissolves. Gerald Fried’s robust score hits the spirited shivery spot. Worth a watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 17 min (77 min)
Director Albert Band
Writer Louis Garfinkle
Actors Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel, Peggy Maurer
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording), Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm