Escapes (1986)

Genres - Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Release Date - May 21, 2016 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This cut-rate horror anthology is packaged in a TV-series format, lacking even the most rudimentary production values and enhanced only slightly by the brief narrative presence of Vincent Price, who appears in a linking story as a sinister postman who delivers the stories on videocassette to an unwary young couch-potato. The tales involve a fisherman ensnared by his own line, a delivery boy trapped in an endless time-loop in a woodland town, a jogger pursued by mischievous forest monsters, an old scavenger who chances across a crashed alien craft, and a two-bit thief who steals a magical wishing stone. These vignettes run the gamut from tedious to downright silly, bogged down by mealy-mouthed moralizing and childish humor; viewers should be grateful that only five are presented instead of the ten chapters erroneously suggested in the prologue.

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alien [not human], beast, captive, captor, coffee, crystal, diner, escape, fishing, gold, jogging, magic, messenger, robbery, telepathy, time-travel, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object)