User:banzaidog on Wed, 23 Jan 2008 04:54:41 +0000
This really isn't a horror or sci-film. It's a fairly straightforward murder mystery, with some intriguing (for the 1930s) technology: big-screen television and the ability to easily send/receive signals around the world. But the title is the best part of the film. The plot is creaky and slow-moving, and the acting is quite wooden. There are a few twists at the end, but they come at you from absolutely nowhere, and are ludicrous to boot. And that's all really too bad; the concept of committing murder BY television could open the door to many interesting plotlines, but none of them are explored here.