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LUMPS OF COAL

SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT (1974)
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Directed By:
Theodore Gershuny

Starring:
Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov and John Carradine

Rated R
Genre: Horror
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Sexual Content, Incest
Also Known As:
Death House
Night of the Dark Full Moon (UK)
Zora (USA) (working title)

THE PLOT:

Terror has come home for Christmas, for when a man decides to sell the house he inherited from a late parents he discovers family secrets and an escape lunatic who is squatting in his house and not in a hurry to move.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

What a load of crap this was. The picture and sound quality was sub-home movie, the story was generic at best and the characters are written like a grade school murder mystery play. There really much to offer except somewhat of a good cast, the great John Carradine and the hot Mary Woronov among others. But a good cast can't save a bad movie no matter how hard they try. So the LUMP OF COAL.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I had enough of the crap fest five minutes into it. The piss poor picture and sound quality, the poorly written plot and characters make you wonder if this wasn't a college film project instead a movie for theaters. THE LUMP OF COAL as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CAST (The cast did what they could with what they had. Sadly, it wasn't enough.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- FILM QUALITY (The film quality was sub-home movies.)
- SOUND QUALITY (The sound quality was sub-home movies.)
- CHARACTERS (The characters are are also poorly written.)
- STORY (The story is generic and predictable.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you aren't into poorly filmed movies with substandard plots and characters then avoid this movie.)

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