Blu-ray Review - Altered Innocence: Vol. 1
Minnesota Movie Ads - September 1988

Blu-ray Review - Grave Secrets

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1989's "Grave Secrets" is a curious mix of paranormal investigation and human trauma, with screenwriters Jeffrey Polman and Lenore Wright trying to create a screen nightmare for genre viewers that also deals with rather severe real-world agony. It's a bizarre concoction at times, but director Donald P. Borchers doesn't bother to stop and really consider the material, laboring to pull off a ghost story on a limited budget, masterminding various encounters with the other side. The helmer does well with practical effects, making a passably involving haunted house tale at times, getting "Grave Secrets" where it needs to go as the material explores mysterious happenings at a rural bed & breakfast. Deeper consideration of what's really going on with the characters isn't welcomed, as Borchers is primarily looking to summon a case of the creeps, not a fetal-position-inducing overview of human suffering. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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