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Writer/producer/director Eric Parkinson and writer/producer/star Vivian Schilling were behind this peculiar attempt to turn a pair of short films made for USC Film School into a horror anthology. It doesn't work, but is notable for having one of its segments directed by Stephen Sommers, who went on to make The Mummy and Deep Rising. A woman is compelled to write the screenplay to a horror film and goes on a camping trip (after dreaming a strange segment about a magical book), where other stories are related. The Sommers story concerns a petty criminal stuck in a time warp, while the other segment (directed by Michael Rissi) has a female chess player given a serious challenge when an evil game designer puts her into a deadly maze. The cast includes Lance August, Daniel Roebuck from River's Edge in dual roles, and Gina Hightower. Rissi returned to direct the marginally more interesting Soultaker, also from a script by Parkinson and Schilling. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi