One might think I’m pushing it including TV episodes. However, the rule here is that whatever show I discuss has to be an anthology. Thus mini-movies.
So Tales From the Darkside gets a pass, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer does not.
Sound good? Great. Knew I could count on you.
School Tales: The Series
student goes to class early to bring his classmates a vital message.
I stumbled over this series on Netflix while looking for something to watch. Here was a series from Thailand done by Thai Horror directors. Too tempting to pass up. This happens to be the first episode.
To give a little more meat to my summary, the student, Q, goes to school to take a picture of a chalkboard. There’s a book title written there, and any student who doesn’t have the book by 8 is killed by a ghost. The other school mates forget about the hapless student, but there are reminders that someone is missing.
And that’s all I’m saying about that.
7 AM has it’s problems. It’s central premise could do with some fleshing out. The forgetting part hampers thing. You see way too much of the ghost and learn too little about her. And, to make everything worse, there’s an over reliance on bad CGI.
That said, it’s a well done episode (1.5) that heads in a direction I didn’t see coming. I liked it (1.5) and no doubt will watch more of the series.
3 out of 4
2 thoughts on “[Month of Horror] School Tales: The Series: 7AM”
If TV episodes (like “Tales From the Darkside”) are okay, then the one that I suggested (“He’s Coming Up the Stairs” from the “Night Visions” series) should be fine – and I highly recommend it.
I couldn’t get it finished tonight, so I went with other shorts. Looks good so far.