RICH REVIEWS: Terror Tales

TERROR TALES is bringing together legendary horror actors from some of the genre’s most iconic films including Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1 & 2, George Romero’s The Crazies, Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Ghostbusters and more.


When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath (Christopher Showerman- Ladybug) who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.

During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry- George Romero’s The Crazies, David Cronenberg’s Shivers) on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the ’80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten- Sleepaway Camp) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity (Yan Birch- Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs) is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps to another causing an epidemic of possessions being reported.

With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness? Your sanity will be tried and tested in Terror Tales.

Directed by:
Jimmy Lee Combs

Writing Credits:
Jimmy Lee Combs


Jennifer Runyon … Melanie (segment “Epidemic”)
Laurene Landon … Miss Tate (segment “Radical Video”)
Helene Udy … Sonya Hamilton (segment “Epidemic”)
Felissa Rose … Witch (segment “Epidemic”)
Ari Lehman … Edmond Blackburn (segment “Epidemic”)
Lynn Lowry … Susan McKay (segment “By Proxy”)
Christopher Showerman … The Driver (wraparound story)
Ashley Park … Alisha Harding (segment “Radical Video”)
Jonathan Tiersten … The Sledgehammer (segment “Radical Video”)
Yan Birch … Satan
Matt Block … Demon (segment “By Proxy”)
Josh Outzen … Delivery Guy (segment “By Proxy”)
Leana Lewis … Bartender
Aeon Cruz … Nostalgic Customer
Vivienne Bersin … Claire Watson (segment “Radical Video”)
Greg Farinelli … Radical Video Customer (segment “Radical Video”)
R.J. Wagner … Tony McKay (segment “By Proxy”)
Heath C. Heine … Police Officer (segment “By Proxy”)
Allie Escaffi … Vera Drake (segment “Radical Video”
Mark Canjar … Coroner (segment “Radical Video”)
Natalie Waldrip … Diane (segment “Epidemic”)
Karen Thomas … Pamela Myers (segment “By Proxy”)
Olivia Crist … Villager (segment “Epidemic”)
Alayna Lewis … Actress
Ella Madison … Soccer Player
Amber Pennington … Sledge Hammer’s Victim (segment “Radical Video”)
Carmine DePaulo … Tony (segment “Radical Video” (as Carmine DePaulo)
Alaina Garland … Sledge Hammer’s Victim (segment “Radical Video”)
Lyle DeRose … Angry Customer
Pam Renall … Kristen (wraparound story)
Alec Ybarra … Soccer Boy
Irene Leonard … Sister Agnes
Jain Barrett … Valley Girl
Paige Awtrey … Jean
Kyrannio Margaros … Actress
Madeleine Ours … Woman at Diner (segment “Epidemic”)
Brett Shafer … Detective Ray Stevens (segment “Radical Video”)
Ben Hilzer … Blaine Moore (segment “Radical Video”)
Chad Michael Brown … Studier (segment “Epidemic”)
J. Giordano … Michael (wraparound story)
Miranda Byers … Tiffany Moore (segment “Radical Video”)
Spencer Kane … Paul Rickman (segment “By Proxy”)
Aeona Cruz … Nostalgic Customer
Gretchen Pleshaw … Customer (segment “Radical Video”)
Rick Haak … Dad (segment “Epidemic”)
Randy Outzen … Radical Video Store Customer (segment “Radical Video”)
Ana Bersin … Molly (segment “Radical Video”
Lauren Lipman … 16th Century Villager
Alayna Smith … Video Store Customer (radical video segment)
Andy Hankins … Lieutenant (segment “Radical Video”)
Richard Taylor … Radical Video Homosexual Customer 1 (segment “Radical Video”)
Peggy Lapp … Gina (segment “Radical Video”)
J. Jim Hayes … Studier (segment “Epidemic”)
Ember Runge … Pastor’s granddaughter (segment “Epidemic”)
Zack Beins … Radical Video Homosexual Customer 2 (segment “Radical Video”)
Nicki Runge … Studier (segment “Epidemic”)
Melody Tucker … Radical Video Store Customer (segment “Radical Video”)
Erica Lapp … Rose (segment “Radical Video”)
Jacob Thomas Brooks … Doctor Donaldson (segment “By Proxy”)
Mark Lapp … Mullet Man (segment “Radical Video”)
Shelly Maxwell … Joyce
Alec O’Non … Preppy #1 (segment “Radical Video”)
Alex Hall … Preppy #2 (segment “Radical Video)
Thomas Fears … Pastor James (as Tom Fears)
Angie Morency … Possessed Bum 1 (segment “Epidemic”)
Chelsey Shernaman … Vera Drake (segment “By Proxy”)

Produced by: 
Lana Andersen … executive producer
Jimmy Lee Combs … producer
Heath C. Heine … associate producer


Run Time: 2 hrs.
Rating: 2  out of 5 stars
Comments: A man on a highway watches a family. Than tings calmly move along and one thing leads to another and the husband finds himself a prisoner in his car with a stranger driving. His family caged as well.
The stranger tells the husband a story about a writer.
“Tale One: By Proxy”
A woman is shown in various scenes involving her son. Then she is on trial. The way it plays out is weird. The writer Susan sees many things. As this story progresses you become aware of Susan’s true attitude.
The creature that shows up for Susan is so well done. The special effects are great on it. The more you see this thing the scarier it gets.
The ending to this tale though is senseless. It just ends. The actress playing Susan does bring across the fact she is crazy well enough.
The kidnapper/narrator is insane.
“Tale Two: Radical Video”
This tale has some gorgeous women in the video store. Alisha after leaving the video store finds herself in a situation.
The killer is an unfeeling monster. Detective Grey acts like he is something special but he is not. This tale is done like it was in the ’70s. The way they talk and the dress fits the time period. The actors are over the top and amateurish.
The killer’s mother plays crazy as an amateur might. The scenes are ridiculous throughout this part.
The ending is left open. So it really is not an ending.
Michael the husband has a fight with the killer/narrator and it is so fake looking. They move so slowly.
“Part Three: Epidemic”
Here we see a God fearing man James, a pastor. This tale is about possession.
Such awful acting this is not just a B horror movie that would be an improvement. The possessed daughter does bring across a sense of evil in her.
This tale does have a surprise that comes out of nowhere. It is the best part.
The kidnapper/narrator continues with an ending that comes out of nowhere and makes no sense.

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