Monday, May 1, 2017

Movie review: Curious and Unusual Deaths

Curious and Unusual Deaths is a series that examines the true stories of people who have died as the result of rare and unusual circumstances.

Steve Herringer (Narrator). Rest of the cast is too big to credit here individually.

Curious and Unusual Deaths is a series examining the true stories of people who have died under rare, unusual circumstances. Each episode is grouped by type of death such as sports, security, electricity and so forth, with short dramatic scenes and examination of each death. While the series is often entertaining, some deaths did not feel so unusual or mysterious, and the dramatic buildup with narration was repetitive.

Acting was decent considering the theme of the series.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are simple but fitting and felt minimalistic. Action scenes are mild and largely lacking energy. Dialogue was minimal but okay. Sound was good.

While Curious and Unusual Deaths is entertaining, this series feels like Reality TV with a shot of drama to keep the audience interested. Most episodes are interesting, some are entertaining, but others feel flat and lacking energy.

With some mildly disturbing material, this should be fine for teens and above.

Released: 2009
Reviewed: 4.12.17
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: TV Series, Documentaries, TV Documentary, Science & Nature

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