Twisted Fates (2012) – By Duane L. Martin

Franklin & Carl, two Mormon types, are going door to door to tell people about Jesus, but when they’re let into the house by various women, they drug them and have sex with them. Unfortunately for our pair of horny bible thumpers, they meet their match when they show up at the wrong house. The tables are turned. The two are fed drugged cookies, and tied up and gagged in a garage. Then, the lady of the house comes in dressed up like a dominatrix and starts reading them twisted tales of horror that each have their own twist…hence the name of the film. The stories are as follows…

The New Neighbor – This first story revolves around a guy who lives in a trailer park. He’s invited to dinner by a hot new resident, which confuses him because he knows that women that look like her don’t go for guys like him, but he goes anyway. As it turns out, she’s not only a serial killer, but a cannibal as well. Surprise! Unfortunately for her, she might just get a surprise of her own.

Welcome Sister – This one is about two girls running through the woods who are chloroformed and abducted by two hooded figures. One is left behind while the other is taken deeper into the woods, where she is put through some crazy ritual and is led to believe she’s going to be sacrificed…but will she be? She might just have a little surprise for her captors.

It Haunts – In the third and final story, a girl who needed to get away for a while after a bad breakup takes a house sitting job at a house out by the sea. While the house seems normal, strange things start happening, and the former residents…very former, might just still be hanging around, or at least their ghosts are anyway.

This film actually surprised me, in that it was way better than I had expected it to be. I saw the trailer, and I thought to myself that it looked ok, but when you see the actual film, it’s way better than the trailer makes it appear to be.

While the acting in this film ranges from "just ok" to "really quite good", it’s the quality of the stories that really make it stand out amongst its peers. I loved the fact that each story had a twist to it, and while the twists in the second and third stories were fairly obvious, they were still well done. It was the twist in the first story I didn’t really see coming. I kind of had an inkling of what it was going to be, but what it actually ended up being surprised me.

The technical aspects of the film were all rather well done. The lighting was good, the sound was decent, and the film itself moved along at a good pace, never dwelling on one thing or another for too long. Each of the stories was just the right length for what it was, and the whole thing just came together as one nice package.

The film was written, edited and scored by Joe Sherlock, and was directed by Joe Sherlock, Ron Ford and Robert J. Olin. They did a good job with it all and put together a very nice anthology type film all wrapped up in a fun, master story. It’s definitely worth your time to check it out if you get the chance.

If you’d like to find out more about this film, or to pick up a copy for yourself, you can check out the film’s page at http://www.drsquid.net/twistedfatesmovie.html.