Pinocchio's Revenge

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"Evil comes with strings attached."
  • R
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 4.1  (2,296)

As a classic tale rewritten for a new generation, Pinocchio's Revenge from 1996 follows the story of a mother who is in a constant struggle for custody of her son. Diane and her son, Zachary, move into a new home after the tragic death of their husband/father. But, almost immediately, they are troubled by strange occurrences, which seem to be happening around Zachary's new Pinocchio doll.

As Diane tries to find answers, she discovers that the previous owner of the home, Leon, had a son, Eric, who died in a terrible accident. Leon, unable to deal with the loss, created a Pinocchio doll in Eric's likeness. However, the doll turned violent, and Leon was forced to abandon it in the house. Incredibly, the doll is still present in the home, and it seems that it is unhappy about its lack of a human soul.

The audience watches as Pinocchio begins to play tricks on Zachary, making him appear as if he is responsible for the unexplainable occurrences happening in the house. As a result, Zachary's behavior gets worse, leaving Diane feeling helpless as she tries to find the source of the strange behavior. And this is only the beginning.

While Pinocchio's Revenge presents a typical horror movie premise, there are some subtle connections that resonate with the original tale of Pinocchio. There is a sense of punishment for the wrongdoing, the constant fight for truth, and the realization of taking responsibility.

The film's cinematography breathes life into a possibly lifeless story, making it a compelling and thrilling experience for new and old viewers of the classic character. The flick is shot with a unique prism look, which creates an eerie and otherworldly feeling to the scenes. It's a great touch which emphasizes the atmosphere of hostility that surrounds the protagonists.

Furthermore, the film's score is used effectively, consistently intensifying the tension and horror. The use of strings and cymbals effectively give the audience a sense of unease every time Pinocchio is on screen.

Along with the score, the quality of acting in Pinocchio's Revenge is captivating, particularly Candace McKenzie's portrayal of Diane. McKenzie offers a faithful representation of a mother at the edge of her sanity, with her desperation fueling her acts. Lewis Van Bergen delivers an excellent performance in his role as Leon. At first, his character seems to be insignificant, but slowly unveils a significant portion of the plot.

Finally, we must highlight the impressive work of Ivan Gueron, the director of the film. Gueron's ability to create tension and horror genuinely makes Pinocchio's Revenge an entertaining and engaging watch. The unique approaches to sound, cinematography, and acting is quite impressive for a film of this genre.

In conclusion, Pinocchio's Revenge is a disturbing and engaging horror tale which resonates more with the original novel than the famous Disney movie adaptation. The film's unique use of visuals, sounds, and acting creates a captivating and extraordinary atmosphere of unease and terror that any horror movie enthusiast will appreciate. Whether you are new to the story or a long-time fan of the tale, the film's premise and execution make it a must-watch for all those who enjoy horror films.

Pinocchio's Revenge is a 1996 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

Pinocchio's Revenge
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    4.1  (2,296)