Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear
"Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear" suggests, with its foreboding title, a spine tingling experience when watching this horror anthology. Instead, you’ll be left with a frosty feeling.
This original feature aired on the Chiller Network and is like "The Twilight Zone" on crack.
Five up-and-coming writers/directors were given the chance to create a haunting vision using one of the five senses. The result is this Blu-ray, and the kickoff vignette is the best and most complete story.
"Smell" is about down-on-his-luck Seth, who comes into contact with a strange woman that offers him cologne and the chance to become popular. Of course, things don’t end well with Seth, as his newfound confidence gets the best of him.
The follow-up tale is the directorial debut of actor Miko Hughes and disappoints the most. "See" is a bloody mess about an eye doctor who injects a patient with disturbing images in his eyes to punish him for his bad behavior.
Twenty-year-old Emily Hagins directs "Touch," and she just misses the mark with a terrific story. A young blind man tries to find help for his parents but instead comes into contact with a serial killer in the woods. At a mere 12 minutes, "Touch" feels like a fragment of an idea.
Both "Taste" and "Listen" are decent enough: "Taste" is about a hoodlum who goes to a bizarre job interview, while "Listen" uses the overdone found film footage to its disadvantage.
Trivia found online states that each short tale was filmed in 3 or 4 days, back to back. This claim isn’t found in any special feature on the Blu-ray. Instead, we’re treated to one lone deleted scene, TV spots, and a still gallery.
"Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear"