A Chronicle of Corpses (2000)

A Chronicle of Corpses


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Although the title sounds like one of the Pixies' more uplifting songs, Chronicle of Corpses is actually a cultivated psychological Gothic thriller. Set in the 19th century, the story takes place at the Elliott family estate, where someone or possibly something has been picking off the members of the household. At a loss over what to do about -- excepting, most obviously, putting the place up for sale and leaving the neighborhood -- the estate's remaining inhabitants cope in the ways they know … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Andrew Repasky McElhinney
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2005


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Its narrative resonates and reverberates as only the most universal stories do.

April 11, 2002
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I had a tough time figuring out who was doing what to whom.

October 24, 2001
New York Post
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Not without the flaws endemic in low-budget productions but still projects an amazing degree of stylistic assurance and originality.

Full Review… | October 24, 2001
New York Times
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McElhinney may have made the ultimate anti-calling card, a movie bold and deranged enough to tip its hat to Edgar Ulmer and Barry Lyndon.

Full Review… | October 23, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | July 22, 2008
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Night of the Living Dead for kids who cut their teeth on Ken Russell.

February 24, 2003
Planet Sick-Boy

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