Written by Scott Edwards
It is hard to know when you are going to snap and while we keep things buried in ourselves, I am surprised that it does not happen more often. There are many triggers for people, like mine is when someone starts repeating me for no reason, I let them have it with some vulgar words, but some people make it physical. While I do not agree with throwing a punch for something that is not really warranted, it has happened in the past and it is something that people need to know how to control. While you might be hurting on the inside, it is important to have someone that you can talk to to get it all out, or you will find yourself having a battle over something that is not worth it.
Watching as his mother passes away in front of his eyes, Evan has to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. Getting a drink with his best friend Tommy at the bar, Evan takes note of a young woman who is trying to get cigarettes from a machine that does not have any. Seeing the woman walk away, her boyfriend notices that Evan is looking and is ready to rumble. Trying to defuse the situation, Tommy steps in, but when Evan sees the stranger ready to make matters worse, he lays a beat down on the man and gets the cops called on him. Knowing that he will go to jail for the fight, Evan decides it is time for a change of scenery.
Packing a bag and calling the airport to find the next flight out of the country, Italy is the next available flight and it seems fine for Evan. Arriving and taking in the sights, Evan is quickly picked out by a couple of new friends in the hotel who are looking to have a good time. Taking a drive around the country side with Thomas and Sam, the three men are having the time of their lives, but when arriving at their next hotel, Evan takes note of a beautiful woman in a red dress that is giving him the eye. While having some drinks and getting in a heated discussion about which nationality is more annoying, Evan spots the young woman having a drink alone at the bar, and he decides it is time to talk to her. Not being able to get a name, much less a promise to meet up for a date, Evan is not going to give up and decides to put in some more time trying to break down her walls.
But time is not on his side as the Thomas and Sam are moving on and Evan no longer has access to the hotel. Being able to get a job on a farm from the aging Angelo, Evan will have as much time as he needs to find this young woman again and at least get to know her before making their way to the bedroom. Spotting Louise on her way to a museum, Evan invites himself along and gets to see some great pieces of artwork and while he is taken aback by what the woman has to say, he is dying to know more. As their first night ends and Louise is forced to leave before morning, Evan is able to catch up with her again and the two start to give in to a budding relationship. But Louise has something that she is hiding from Evan and after calling it off while dealing with her own issues, Evan decides he will not accept it. Finding Louise in her most vulnerable time, Evan has officially seen her at her worst and decides that there are worse things in life than seeing a monster come to life, but to keep the relationship alive, he must be able to get his new love to fall in love with him in a single day.
I know what you are thinking, this does not sound like a horror movie at all, but more like a romantic comedy and you are right. This is the first legit romantic comedy horror movie I think I have ever seen and you know what, it was good. The chemistry between the characters is just so good and while Evan is starting to think that there is something different about Louise, he has no idea how different she really is. Needing to feed the beast inside of her throughout the movie, you get to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Louise and her two-thousand-year-old past. This is a very clever movie, that is just filled with jokes, some blood, bunnies, transformation, a lifetime of bad luck, a love story and plenty of great scenery. I did question what I was watching after turning this on, but once the characters took to their roles, it didn’t matter, because they made this the most adorable horror flick I have ever seen. Stay Scared.
Written by Scott Edwards
The feeling that we are out of place sometimes is nothing to be worried about, because most of the time it is just something in our heads. While we might not be able to bond with a new crowd, it is easy to find at least one other person around that is feeling the same thing. Besides, there are plenty of other things that you are able to do in these situations by excusing yourself and finding something more entertaining to you. There is no shame in doing this, especially if you are being made to feel more uncomfortable than you can handle, and more importantly, if you really feel that out of place on your adventures, never stick around to please someone else’s wishes. You have to do what’s right for you and if heading home is what will really make you feel better, then say your goodbyes and head out on your merry way.
Getting packed to head to her parent’s house, Rose Armitage is shocked to see how uncomfortable her boyfriend Chris Washington really is. Trying to put him at ease by telling him that her parents are not racist in the slightest, Chris tries to get some words of encouragement from his best friend Rod who wants Chris to blow off the trip. Since he will not do anything to upset Rose, Chris decides to go along for the ride and while the two are talking in the car, they wind up hitting a deer. After an officer shows up to make sure that the couple is alright, Chris is asked for his license even though he was not driving. Seeing his girlfriend stand up for him in this this all too familiar circumstance, Chris gets a little more relieved about the trip as a whole.
Arriving at the house and getting a hug from Missy and Dean Armitage, Chris gets the grand tour of the house. But something is not sitting right with Chris after seeing that the folks that help out around the house are Black, just like him. While Walter and Georgina seem to be nice, there is something just off about them and Chris is starting to wonder what their deal really is. Sitting down for tea with the parents, Chris starts to get the shakes from not having a cigarette and it is noticed by everyone around him. With the offer to hypnotize him to lessen the urge to smoke, Missy is shocked that the young man will not take her up on it. Getting back on the phone and talking to his friend, Rod is worried that the hypnosis is designed to control Chris, and for proof, he just needs to look at the servants of the house. Once again, Chris ignores his friend and gets ready to meet more of the family and friends coming to the unexpected party.
Waking up in the middle of the night as the need for a smoke has gotten too strong, Chris is frightened back inside of the house when Walter comes running at him from out of nowhere. Getting stopped at the door by Missy, Chris is asked to join her for a little while. Sitting and talking, Missy takes full advantage of the young man and puts him under a trance so that the thought of smoking will make him sick. After getting up and joining the party, Chris is shocked by the reception he is getting from the predominantly white crowd. Seeing another African-American, Chris introduces himself to Logan who seems to be something of an enigma, as he acts so distant and strange. But when Chris snaps a of photo of this man, all hell breaks loose, and he starts to think that he knows this man from a while ago. Sending the picture to his friend Rod, Chris is shocked that they know him as Drew and Drew went missing months ago. Knowing that he is in trouble, Chris is able to convince Rose to pack up and leave but getting through the door will be the least of his worries when he finds out exactly what the Armitage family is up to.
While I might not be as blown away by this movie as my friends are, I must admit that it is a really good watch. The thing that I liked most about the movie is that the storyline never deterred, and it was exactly what the foreshadowing was telling you. That is rare in so many movies, as they try to throw you off the path of where it is going, either because it is more of a mystery, or because the studio did not like the storyline to start with. The other thing about this movie that makes it very good is the cast, just awesome performances all around and that will warrant at least a second viewing. Also when it comes to the racial overtones that most people are too afraid to bring up, this movie deals with them very well, in fact it tries to make it a little easier to talk about when everything is said and done. With plenty of Obama mentions, a crowd with disturbing intentions, hypnosis, tea drinking, strange behavior by everyone and a strong story with follow through, this movie just put a smile on my face. Meeting plenty of parents in my day, I have never met any that were that accepting of me and it might be something to keep an eye out for in the long run, because they might have a completely different motive than even I could expect. Stay Scared.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
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