Nite Tales

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"The Fright Fest You've All Been Dying For!"
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.0  (338)

Nite Tales is a horror anthology film from 2008 that stars Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, and Chico Benymon. The movie is directed by Deon Taylor, who is known for his work on thrillers such as Traffik and Black and Blue. The film is broken up into two separate stories, each with its own unique plot and characters. The first story is titled "Karma," and it follows the story of a woman named Samantha (played by Andrea Bogart) who is forced to make a life-altering decision after her husband is killed in a car accident. The second story is titled "Storm," and it is a tale of revenge that centers around a young man named Calvin (played by Dante Basco) who seeks retribution against a group of drug dealers who killed his sister.

Throughout the film, Flavor Flav serves as the narrator, introducing each story and providing commentary on the events that unfold. His performance is a standout in the film, as he brings a sense of energy and personality to his role as the storyteller.

The first story, "Karma," is a slow-burning tale of guilt and redemption. Samantha is a wealthy woman who is used to getting what she wants, but when her husband dies in a car accident, she is forced to confront the consequences of her actions. As the story unfolds, she is haunted by guilt and a sense of responsibility for her husband's death, leading her to make a difficult decision that will change her life forever.

The second story, "Storm," is a more action-oriented tale that follows Calvin as he seeks to avenge his sister's death. The story is set in a gritty urban environment and features a number of intense action sequences as Calvin takes on the drug dealers who killed his sister. Along the way, he is aided by his friend Ray (played by Chico Benymon), who provides comic relief and a sense of levity to the proceedings.

The performances in the film are solid, with each actor delivering a believable and engaging performance. Andrea Bogart stands out in her role as Samantha, bringing a sense of vulnerability and depth to the character. Dante Basco is equally compelling as Calvin, bringing a quiet intensity to the role that makes his scenes feel palpable and real. Chico Benymon provides a nice counterbalance to Basco's intensity, bringing a sense of humor and lightness to the story.

The film's cinematography is also worth noting, as it captures the gritty, urban landscapes of the two stories in a way that feels immersive and atmospheric. The use of color and lighting is especially effective, with each story having its own distinct visual style that adds to the overall mood and tone of the film.

Overall, Nite Tales is a solid horror anthology that delivers two unique and engaging stories. The performances are strong, the cinematography is effective, and the pacing is solid throughout. While it may not reinvent the wheel in terms of the horror genre, it is a well-made and entertaining film that is sure to appeal to audiences who enjoy a good scare.

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    4.0  (338)