A Chronicle of Corpses
A Chronicle of Corpses (2000)

Although the title sounds like one of the Pixies' more uplifting songs, Chronicle of Corpses is actually a cultivated psychological Gothic thriller. Set in the 19th century, the story takes place at the Elliott family estate, where… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 24, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Its narrative resonates and reverberates as only the most universal stories do.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

McElhinney may have made the ultimate anti-calling card, a movie bold and deranged enough to tip its hat to Edgar Ulmer and Barry Lyndon.

Jeremiah Kipp

What's most impressive about McElhinney's highbrow period film is its ability to satisfy snobbish cultural aesthetes while simultaneously fulfilling slasher film conventions.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

I had a tough time figuring out who was doing what to whom.

Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Night of the Living Dead for kids who cut their teeth on Ken Russell.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

The story is painfully familiar, and McIlhenney regularly stops it in its tracks by indulging the actors in arty monologues that sap the movie of any suspense or sense of momentum.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Not without the flaws endemic in low-budget productions but still projects an amazing degree of stylistic assurance and originality.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Minor, forgettable low-budget costume thriller.

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