Written by Scotty
Getting what you want is not always as cracked up as it seems. If you are not able to get what you are looking for and turn to someone else to make your dreams come true, is it really you that should be rewarded? Fighting for something that will make your life feel complete is part of everyday life for everyone and most of the time if you don’t get what you want, there is a good reason for it. With the sense of entitlement that so many people believe they are due, it is amazing to think that anyone still thinks they need to earn the opportunity.
Edward Foster is a young writer living in Los Angeles trying to get his first screen play off the ground. Trying to make a loving, wholesome movie, he finds that he is missing his muse. Running into a stunning woman while doing his laundry, Edward has found the woman of his dreams, the only problem is that he is not rich and successful enough to catch her eye. Finding out who she is from his landlord, Edward takes his shot at trying to win over the beauties heart, but is gunned down right from the get go.
Looking for some sort of way to make an impression with the woman, Edward turns to his landlord that is keeping an eye on all of the apartments. Being invited in, Edward meets the recluse Mr. Stronham and the man has an offer that Edward cannot refuse. A drug that will make the hot young actress Miranda Singer fall deeply in love with him. Being offered this for no charge, Edward jumps at the opportunity and meets Miranda for a drink and gives her the potion, but has no idea what will really happen.
Falling deeply in love with Edward, Miranda will do anything to keep him around and will never let him out of her sight. Quitting her acting career and refusing to leave the apartment, Miranda has given her all to her new found love, but it is too much for Edward to accept. Being tired out by all of the love making and not having a moment to be alone, Edward turns back to his landlord for more advice. Seeing all of the pictures of beautiful women on his wall, Edward finds out he is not the only man that has accepted this offer. There is no way to counteract the potion that Edward has given his dream woman, but there is a way out of the situation, but will Edward be strong enough to go through with it?
A classic boy wants girl scenario that could not have been played out any better. The season three premiere of Tales from the Crypt does not disappoint with this episode at all. Staring Andrew McCarthy as Edward and Mariel Hemingway as Miranda, the casting department could not have done a better job finding the faces that could embrace the emotions that needed to be shown. I have always been a firm believer to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. Some things that might seem too good to be true, usually are and if you have not witnessed this in your life yet, you soon will. Until next time kiddies, Stay Scared.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
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It's been a long and winding journey for the battered and bruised characters on The Walking Dead. They have all lost their way, battled demons and done their best to survive in an unforgiving world filled to the brim with walking death. In fact the last few episodes on the show have been about the battle with their pasts, and how it seems in many ways, the darkness of the world they have been living in was beginning to destroy their opportunity at a new life.
But I am happy to say that after spending weeks worrying that the worst case scenario could come for Rick Grimes and the people that he has worked so hard to protect, they were all given a respite from the darkness and treated to the bright light of a new day. Yes, daybreak came at last in impressive fashion in last night's episode as every single plot thread came to a logical conclusion, at least when it comes to the characters, and well...I was damn impressed with how they did it. I thought all along that an incredible disaster would be the only way to unify the people of Alexandria and Rick's group, but it turns out...for the most part the people who had been struggling mightily were able to find their way either on their own or with a little help.
As we discussed last week, Sasha and Gabriel were two giant concerns when it came to their past haunting them, and well...they brought about the most concern in "Conquer". After all, Sasha had no problem lying with the dead as if she was one of them and Gabriel still battled the horrors of what this world had now become. All of that came to a head between the two of them when they confronted one another in Gabriel's church. Sasha admitted that she wanted to die, and Gabriel later admitted his guilt over the fact he let his congregation die in front of Maggie when she came to cool down the battle between the two of them. It took a lot to see them confront their mistakes and fears but it took even more to see Maggie, who admitted to losing her faith earlier this season...bring it back and pray with the three of them.
But of course the man we were worried about the most, Rick Grimes finally found his way as well. I mean, let's be honest, last week was about as scary as it gets when it came to Rick. He completely lost it in front of the town, and his being covered in blood and waving a gun didn't help matters either. But this week his journey was simply magical and clearly his anger and guilt at the things he has done and the horrors he holds on to had to come to the surface in that scary moment for him to finally see the light. He understood at last what Alexandria could mean, what it could become and that final moment at the meeting when he brought a walker to show the people of the town what kind of threats exist was the end of letting the past control him.
It was a wonderful episode filled with redemption to wrap up season five, something that I didn't expect to be honest, not with so much tension and terror surrounding the group this week. Heck, I was even happy with the fact that Glenn couldn't bring himself to kill Nicholas. It speaks volumes about how all the characters now understand that Alexandria is truly their salvation and their chance to start again and that they have to focus on what they do today, to make it to tomorrow. It's a powerful message to say the least, but also a bittersweet one. For despite the growth that all the characters enjoyed last night, daybreak doesn't last forever. The darkness of the night and all of its terrors awaits them, but at least we know they can handle the next threat with a newfound strength and they are going to need it...for the Wolves, are coming.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
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After weeks of tension, worry and panic over how the situation would work out in the city of Alexandria; last night we were treated to a ninety minute season finale of The Walking Dead that well...left us filled with tension, worry and panic. So let us get right down to talking about the amazing episode that was "Conquer".
The Good: Man, my heart was racing this entire episode. From the moment we laid eyes on Morgan, to the final precious seconds of season five, the finale went off with a bang and well...I'm honestly surprised the death toll was so low. In fact I think we all steeled our nerves in preparation of who would live and who would die. Turns out...the principal cast is still intact. But let's talk death in a little bit. First we need to discuss the sheer awesomeness that is Morgan. He returned last night in incredible fashion, immediately opening up the episode by squaring off against the biggest mystery of the season...the Wolves. Turns out they are a group of scavengers who take whatever the hell they want whenever the hell they want and they messed with the wrong dude as Morgan put them down in smooth fashion. But, we would see them again later on when Daryl and Aaron, looking for new inhabitants for Alexandria discovered a horrific trap set by the Wolves that nearly cost them their lives...until Morgan showed up that is and saved their hides.
But the bulk of the story was set in our unsettled city where things were clearly still a mess. Deanna was planning to let the town decide as to whether or not Rick should stay and as we waited for that tough meeting, man...tons went down. Nicholas tried to kill Glenn outside of the city, Abraham made up with Eugene, Carol continues to become the show's scariest character and Father Gabriel screwed things up again. Attempting to toughen himself up, he went out into the world and found and destroyed a walker feasting on a man, and he was kind enough to put the man out of his misery. But upon his return, he was asked to seal the gate...and he left it open.
Rick took notice and discovered evidence of walkers, and did what needed to be done while his fate was decided by the town. While Rick handled the dead, Gabriel and Sasha, both at their breaking points began to battle it out in Gabriel's makeshift church, with Sasha nearly killing the padre until Maggie left the meeting to intervene. But while she was gone, Rick finally arrived at the meeting with a walker's corpse in tow to show the people of Alexandria at last that threats existed and that threats would continue to come. Finally...there was understanding and belief in Rick...then a drunken Pete had to come in and screw everything up. This is where death finally showed up in the episode with Pete slashing Reg's throat with Michonne's sword before Rick was finally given the order to put an end to Pete's life, just as Aaron and Daryl returned with Alexandria's newest inhabitant...Morgan.
All I can say is wow. This was a tense and fantastic finale that told a complete story, and I'm not sure we could ask much more of the show. Not to mention the fact that well...we were blessed without any more heartbreak of a major character saying goodbye on the show. That's a big win, but I do love the fact that the clashing of the two worlds in this city have come to an end and now they can focus on the future. I also love the fact the big bad for the next season is set up since the Wolves now know where Alexandria is and they are no doubt heading that way. And a final note on the Wolves, the fact they know how to wrangle walkers and apparently use them as weapons is quite frankly...genius and terrifying all at once. They will be a formidable foe for Rick and the town.
The Bad: The fact that Father Gabriel is still alive. The man is a coward, he is clearly a giant screw up and ironically, considering his warning to Deanna, death seems to follow him where ever he goes. He let the walkers in for heaven's sake and tried to get Sasha to kill him. The man is a mess and he is the real danger to the group. Despite the revelation he had in front of Maggie at the end of the episode.
The Verdict: This was simply an incredible way to end season five. That's really all there is to it. Every plot line from the last few weeks was resolved, and the next season is set up and I cannot wait to see where we are headed. Sadly now comes the long and painful wait to get to season six to discuss the dead. But the good news is, the wait won't be too long. Dan and I will be back to discuss the prequel show Fear the Walking Dead when it arrives later this summer and of course we will be back in the fall when The Walking Dead returns. Until then my friends!
Written by Scotty
After watching all of the Blade movies I thought it would be a good idea to bring forth what we have learned from our famed vampire hunter. Now I am not one that likes to try to find all of hidden undertones in movies since for me, it takes away from the enjoyment that is on the screen. I will stay away from those right now and just hit a few of the key things that were pointed out right in front of our very eyes.
Evil – Yes, I would hate to say it but there is evil all around us and there are people out there that are trying to keep it from hitting the streets. With vampires roaming around the streets in all three films, it is a shame that the only people that know this are the ‘familiars’ and the people trying to stop them. Sadly there is but a handful of people trying to put an end to this unrelenting evil force, but stopping these iconic monsters is the sole focus for Blade and he truly does believe them to be evil and creatures that are completely without remorse.
Trust – Blade keeps everyone at arm’s length, and for good reason. There is only one person he trusts with his life, Whistler, and the only reason is, is that the old man has saved his. Everyone else Blade tries to allow into his life is looking to stab him in the back and he has kept his shell wrapped very tight for this reason. When trying to make new friends are relationships, it is a safe assumption not to let all of your thoughts or past out right away, get to know the person a little bit better before giving them ammunition that can be used against you. You never know what the other person is looking to gain from the relationship, most of the time it is good intentions, however there are those people out there that are looking to stab you in the back the first time you turn around.
Enemies – The old proverb says, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Blade shows that he is willing to talk about his business to others he does not trust, but will not divulge the vitally important things. This is a good trait to have as you never know what cards your opponent is holding, giving a little to get a little back makes you better prepared for what is coming in the future. But you must remember not to give too much away when trying to outwit your opponent since they are most likely doing the same thing to you.
Friendship – Blade only has a close set of friends, ok, he only has one friend. This falls back on the trust segment, as whenever he tries to open up to someone and gets burned, he puts a tighter leash on his emotions. This is not a bad thing and people have many friends at all times, but only a few that they truly call close friends. These are the people that you can depend on for anything that is happening and will run to help you if there is anything that they can do to help. Having many people you can call your friends in life a good thing, but you need to make sure that the ones you call your closest ones will be there for you in thick or thin.
Improvise – Blade has fought many different enemies and he always is able to find a way to defeat them with his ability to improvise. If garlic does not work, move to silver, if silver does not work, move to fire, if fire does not work, move to sunlight, and so on. There is always something out there that will work time after time, but for that one instance it does not work, you need to open up your arsenal and pull out your next best thing. Everyone has a bag of things that they are able to draw from and even if it has been a while since using it, it is always a good idea to pull them out and make sure they are still working since you never know when you are going to need to use it.
Well, that is my list of things that have stuck with me from the Blade franchise and I hope if you have seen the movies, have a good list of your own that you can transfer into everyday situations. I do love these movies and I think it is because our hero is more human than he gives himself credit for and for that, I think a praise needs to go to the writer, David S. Goyer. Goyer has written all three of the Blade movies, along with some other favorites that involve a guy cosplaying as a bat. Making his heroes believable, along with human is something that he has perfected over the years and for that I will applaud him for. It’s a great series and I hope if you have not seen them, that you give them a try at some point, they will not disappoint. And bear in mind that this was an early Marvel Comic Book movie as well, it is fun to see where the comic book movies started before the whole production came into play.
Written by Scotty
It is frightening how much media coverage can change the opinion of the population. If you have ever noticed that when a star is kind to the media, they are always given the benefit of the doubt, but if they are rude or refuse to talk to them, it is a complete different story. The same goes with regular news coverage as well, if they have a shred of evidence that could prove or disprove something, they will not run it unless it is in the benefit of the person they are running the story against. Now with social media being as big as it is, the opinions of many are influenced much sooner than when we only got our stories and gossip from the five o’clock news.
Blade has found fame, but in the wrong way. With the vampire powers having their fingers in everything, they are trying to turn the public opinion against the man that is keeping the humans safe. Although he does not care about this, sticking to the shadows when he is hunting and knowing that he is doing the right thing, he is recorded killing a normal human being and it causes an uproar. Now not only the vampires are looking for him, but the police are trying as hard as they can to track him down before he causes harm to anyone else. With eyes and ears everywhere around the city, it is only a matter of time before his secret hideout is located and all hell breaks loose.
Being led by Danica Talos, the vampires are looking for their final solution and wind up finding the original of their species. Digging up Dracula and bringing him home, the vampires now have a weapon that not even the feared Daywalker can stop. With help from the police and their own Dr. Vance, the vampires are able to capture Blade and take away all of his weapons so they can do with him as they will, but nothing, not even the lack of serum can keep the hunter down. After being awoken from his many century slumber, Drake (Dracula) is very displeased to see what has happened to society, along with the lore of his vampiric roots. Wanting to bring honor back to the world that he has left behind, he finds that Blade is the nearest thing to him and is happy to have found a worthy opponent.
With the loss of the main vampire hunter, Whistler, his next team is stepping out on their own. The Nightstalkers have been hunting the bloodsuckers for a couple of years are ready to step up to the plate in assisting Blade. Although they are just kids, Blade has to find a way to trust the young group since they are the only backup he will have in the fight against Drake. As each member of the group has their own special ability, the main hunters, Hannibal and Abigail have to prove their worth to the veteran hunter before he will allow them into his livelihood. Even though the group seems to be green in the arena of hunting vampires, they have come up with great leaps in technology that can assist in the killing of the blood suckers. Not only do they have the technology, but they also have the intel of what their opponents are up to and are able to make quick solutions for their next battle, although with the return of Drake, they are feeling like this is the end game to their long battle.
Blade: Trinity is once again following Blade as he has new challenges rising up all around him. With the police after him now, he needs to keep a low profile, but as they are being directed by the vampires that want his blood, he will not be able to escape unscathed. When he loses his best friend and mentor, Blade is trapped in the clutches of the vampires that have been hunting him as long as he has been hunting them. Meeting the Nightstalkers, Blade sees that there is much more work to be done, but does not want to take it on himself to train the group of misfits. Finding out quickly that they are more equipped to handle the situation than he expected, he leads them on his hunt to find out what the vampires are doing with the release of their lord, Drake. As the first vampire has been set loose in the city, Drake notices that the civilization he has left is now making a mockery of his life and wants to return order to the world. Blade will not allow this to happen, but with everything he has seen from the ancient lord, there is little that he and his group can do to stop it. With one last stand for humanity, Blade and the Nightstalkers have one more plan to put into effect and if it works, all of the vampire population will disappear, just like its originator.
The final installment of the trilogy and not a bad way to end it. With plenty of star power being added into the movie, it also releases the legend of Dracula on the screen. Although he has been shown as a pure killing machine with the power to morph into other people, he is the one that the stories were written about. Watching as the ancient vampire walks the streets and shows distain for how the civilization has changed over the years and most of all over what they have done to his name, making him a joke. Making up his own mind on what is right and what is wrong in the society, Drake is wants to return his name to greatness and instill honor among the current vampire nation, along with the cattle that are roaming the streets. But when he sees that the Daywalker is a mirror image to him, he knows that vampire lines are in good hands, even if he is not able to accomplish the goals set forth by his offspring. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Wanting to find a loved one that has been taken from you is a noble effort. But you have to decide how far you are willing to go with the search as things in the world have changed while they have been gone and they may not be the same person when they are found. There are so many stories about people being missing and when they return, they are not able to become a family member again since they have been shown a different lifestyle and it is the one that they trust. Wanting to find that loved one is very important for closure, but when you find them, will they be willing to let you back into their lives?
Blade is searching the eastern block for one person, his old friend Whistler who was taken from him. Hitting up every safe house he can find, he is able to find the one man that basically raised him from birth. Thinking about his training, Blade thinks about ending his old friend's pain right then and there, but there is so much love between the two men that he puts down his sword and allows Whistler to live until morning and see if the sunlight will do its job. Whistler makes it through, but being a vampire for a couple years has Blade and his new second hand man Scud worried about what will happen to him.
The vampires have found they have a new enemy on the streets and need to find a way to put an end to the strain before it becomes too powerful. Calling for help from the one they hate the most, Blade is summoned to the vampire council and filled in on their situation. Offering him help to hunt down the new menace, Blade is put in command of the Bloodpack that has been training for years to take the daywalker out. Knowing that this will be a difficult transition for the vampires to be taking orders from their former hunter, Blade establishes his dominance within the group, but they are still skeptical about the arrangement. Being fearful about turning their backs on anyone from the accompanying group, each side has their own priorities and will pursue them first.
Jared Nomak, the first of his kind with the Reaper strain has hit the streets and is looking to get retribution for what has been done to him. Wanting to get back at all of those that has made him what he is, he wants blood for his final payment. Finding out what sort of power he does possess, he is able to battle the most equipped foes with little effort. Being immune to garlic and silver has made his new race much harder to deal with and with a protective shell around their hearts, they are next to unstoppable, unless the sun gets a hold of them. Even though Nomak seems to be an unstoppable feeding machine, he has a plan in mind of what he will do to make everything all right again, but when he finds out Blade is after him, he wants to make sure that his fellow vampire hunter knows the truth about what has happened to him and what is on the horizon.
Blade II follows the Daywalker as he joins forces with those he has vowed to rid the world of. Being asked to hunt down the new threat that is on the streets, Blade has to put his faith into the fear that is beating in the undead Eli Damaskinos’ heart. Wanting to get a better look into what the vampires have been hiding from him in all of his hunting years, Blade agrees but his friends Whistler and Scud are very concerned about what will happen when he gets too close. Showing little respect for what he has been told, Blade takes control of the Bloodpack who have been training to kill him and finds someone new he can bring himself to trust, Nyssa, who is Damaskinos’ daughter. Trying to get on the inside of the vampire nation, Blade finds out that there is much more going on than he could have ever imagined, but his first priority is to rid the world of new Reapers that are running free on the streets and feeding more frequently. Knowing who his target is, Blade has to decide who he can trust when it comes to who is really behind the strain and what the end goal is.
I don’t know how to really describe the second installment of the Blade trilogy. It is full of action and splatter like the first one, but it seems to play a little bit more with who Blade is and give him a little more character depth. Only being able to trust one person for twenty years, Blade has been able to open up to more opportunities while his mentor has been gone, but he still has little faith that anyone is completely good. Nyssa seems to be the only one that is able to gain more from Blade in the short time they are together, however, she does not know what is really happening either and pays for it with her crew's lives. The story is solid about trying to make a flawless vampire and what the trials have done and brought into the world, although I would think that the father would give a little bit more love to his children than what he did. With Reinhardt, one of the Bloodpack, being played by Ron Perlman, it is hard to say anything bad about the movie since he commands the screen, even stealing scenes from Blade himself. It looks like Blade is still on the hunt and nobody is safe, not even the vampire that was able to escape his first encounter with the hunter as he gets a taste of the sword at the end of the movie. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
What would you think if you actually found out that the things from your nightmares were actually real? Would you accept it and know that you were always right, or would you reject it and try to come up with some sort of reason behind what you have just found out? If you have strong enough beliefs that something is real, even when science has been telling you it is not, proving it wrong may be one of the most beneficial things to do, but would you really want to be able to prove that something so terrifying is actually roaming the streets outside?
There are unseen problems on the streets that nobody wants to see or believe exist, with the exception of a small band of hunters. The infamous Daywalker is moving from city to city trying to make these threats extinct, but his prey is better financed than he is and they are able to keep a step ahead. Although Blade is not deterred by this, he is trying to exact revenge on the species that killed his mother and made him what he is today. With the help of his longtime friend, Whistler, he is able to exploit some of the vices that the vampire population have shown over the years.
Deacon Frost is looking for power amongst the vampire ranks. With many of the newly turned infected in his towns looking up to him for what he provides, the pureblood counsel does not like what the young man is doing. Living in the shadows for thousands of years has worked for the society and they are afraid of change, but Frost is looking for something more, wanting to bring his race back into the lime light. Even though he is voted down by the elders, Frost will not stop until he gets what he wants and has a plan to make sure he will succeed. Gaining access to the archives, Frost finds an old legend that he could exploit and better yet, be a part of when he finds the secret behind the Blood God.
Doctor Karen Jenson is trying to live her life free of any distractions and after breaking up with her boyfriend that works in the same hospital, she finds that there is no escaping her past. As a cadaver is laid down on the table in front of her, she gets to witness firsthand what a vampire does. Although she does not believe this, she is saved by a stranger dressed in black and shown the seedy underworld that she had no idea existed. When trying to figure out what is happening around her, she finds out that she could be a key component for Blade and his battle against the blood sucking race that is hunting her down.
Blade follows a tormented hunter as he is trying to put an end to the sickness that turned him what he is today, a vampire hybrid. With the help of a longtime friend and a new one that he has saved from the vampire race, he finds out that there is trouble in the vampire ranks that could make them even more dangerous than before. As Deacon Frost is looking for power of his own in the ranks, he will never be accepted by the purebloods that run the nation since he was turned later in life. Wanting to prove them wrong and return his race to the top of the food chain, Frost spends his time in the archives and tries to find out if there is any truth to the prophecy that he has heard of for so many years. La Magra, the Blood God, could put an end to the differences between the purebloods and the newly turned and make all of the humans into the sheep they should justly be. When Blade and his team get word of this, they know they have to put an end to the aspiring leader, but it will be much more difficult as Frost has numbers on his side along with a special secret that he has been keeping from the hunter for many years. With the help of Doctor Jenson, Blade’s arsenal gets a little revamp, but when his hideout has been penetrated and he loses his best friend, Blade allows his emotions to take control and will stop at nothing to bring the all of the suck heads involved to justice.
This is the start of one of my favorite vampire series for many reasons, but mainly because it just grew with every film. Paying attention to the vampire rules, they are quick to point out what works and what are just myths, just so you do not get confused with what is going on. With a little bit of splatter, there is much more action than most horror movies provide, but I am still a firm believer that this is a horror movie and franchise since it is based on one of the foundations of the horror genre. I never pass up a chance to watch this movie when it comes on, since it gives much more than you would expect and I do believe that the storyline has withstood the sands of time, even with technology being brought into the mix. Working towards the next installment of this series is fun as you get to follow Blade to what you assume is Russia in the final credits, but for what, you will just have to wait and see. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Sometimes going back home is something that everyone needs to do. Getting back to one's roots can be refreshing and eye opening for many people, but there are some folks out there that would never take the opportunity to do it since they want to forget all about their childhood. Everyone has their own way, and there is no right or wrong way, but it is always good to remember where you came from, especially if you are going through a tough time, or are being told that you are getting a little too big for your britches.
Kylie is loving her lifestyle, the life of crime, but it is slowly catching up with her. Trying to blow up an ATM, her car dies while trying to flee the scene and since this is her first offense, she has been sentenced to house arrest. Wanting anything but to go back home, she has no say in the matter and is assigned an officer to keep an eye on her that lives in the same neighborhood. Trying to be understanding about her daughter’s situation, her mother Miriam welcomes her little girl back without any questions asked, but Kylie is far from happy and wants to leave the house as soon as possible.
Not wanting to listen to her mother’s stories, much less be around her, Kylie puts herself in her own world, filled with television, music and anything else she can find to avoid her mother. When listening to a local radio show, Kylie finds out that her mother is still as crazy as she was when she was a child, calling and opening up about the house being haunted. Kylie knows that her mother is crazy and now the entire town knows it as well, but Miriam sticks by her story and will not let anyone convince her otherwise. Although Kylie does not believe one word her mother says, she has a first hand encounter with someone or something in the basement. With her ankle bracelet going off, her appointed officer comes running and the family finds out he believes in the afterlife.
Kylie is not impressed with what is happening in front of her, but she cannot explain who grabbed her. Thinking that it is over, she starts to experience more strange things around the house and cannot explain what is happening. Finding out that her childhood home was a halfway house many years ago and that there was a brutal murder committed in her room, she is convinced that there is something unexplainable happening. With here officer working with her, Kylie is directed to try and find out what happened to the girl that was murdered in her room, along with who the real killer was all those years ago. Knowing enough about what had happened in the house, Kylie has a suspect for who the murderer was, but when she finds a secret door inside of her closet, she finds out that she may have been gravely wrong with her assumption.
Housebound follows the story of Kylie as she has been put under house arrest. Wanting to get out her childhood home as soon as possible, she also wants to get away from her mother who has lost it over the years. Thinking that the house is haunted, Miriam is convinced with all of the sounds around the house and things going missing, that there is at least a ghost or two living inside of the walls. Although Kylie does not believe this one bit, strange things start happening to her as well and she has to depend on her appointed officer to help her explain what is going on. Finding out that the officer believes in ghosts, Kylie is able to find a story about the house before she lived there that has a tragic story about a young girl getting killed there. Wanting to make the haunting go away, Kylie has to find out who the murderer really was and have them brought to justice, but there are next to no clues left to who it could have been. But armed with an idea of who may be responsible, Kylie tries to prove that it was her suspect, but come to find out that the little bit of evidence is leading to the wrong man altogether.
I have been waiting to see this movie since it played at the Mile High Horror Film Festival, and am very upset I did not get to see it. I am a sucker for a haunted house film, especially one that has to do with finding out who the real killer is. With a surprise hiding in the walls, it is hard to imagine that more does not happen the house, all the time. With the classic light flicker and things going missing, or just moving, there is a secret that the house is just not willing to give up right away. I really enjoyed this one, it has all of the correct elements for the scares, especially a little talking bear that sent shivers up and down my spine. And it looks like there will be a remake of this coming out in 2016, maybe with a little bit more scares and a little bit less comedy. Stay Scared.
Written by Shae
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Something is killing Catholics. Or, rather, something is making them kill themselves. It hunts them after confession and attaches itself to them. Shortly after, the person kills themselves. Or, in the case of one couple, she kills him with a sharp pair of shears. Sam and Dean roll into town and start questioning the priest. Dean takes to confession to talk about some things. It starts out snarky and quickly gets serious. Dean’s positive he’s going to die from the Mark. He’s afraid…rightfully so.
Meanwhile, Sam does some snooping. Seems one of the nuns is more interested in another nun's story than actually helping out with the investigation. It turns out, that said nun with the sad back story is really a violent spirit here to exact revenge. She was young, and scorned by the artist she once loved dearly. Having been dragged to the convent against her will, she snuck out one night, intending to ruin the painting he had done of her. Instead, she killed him. The crime was so violent, she was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. She appeared in the church after her belongings and some paintings were sent from Italy.
The ghost takes it a bit too far when she possesses the priest and kills him. Dean tells Sam to burn the ghosts journal, but he’s busy reading it. The enraged spirit possesses the nun and nearly kills Dean. Thankfully, Sam figured out what was tying her to this place. It wasn’t the journal, but the painting. The tip of her finger had been ground into the paint. Sam burns all the things, just to make sure, and saves Dean. Because that’s what brothers do. Brothers also worry about one another…and Sam is really worried about Dean, but Dean’s not willing to humor his brothers positive attitude over finding a cure for the Mark.
Meanwhile, Rowena gets what she wants as Crowley has the Grand Priestess of the Coven brought in. Through some torture, brought on by Rowena’s own hands, the Witch reveals how far they’ve fallen and what happened to most of their power. Seems the Men of Letters took the majority of their potions and spells, using them for their own, and defeating the Witch population drastically. Armed with this knowledge, Rowena turns her into a hamster (I think?). She sets her sites on the Winchesters…the last two Men of Letters left….
Written by Shae
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Carry on my Wayward children, because this week is another exciting episode of the show I just cannot get enough of. Last week, Sam and Dean teamed up with our good friend Cole, and the three were off on an adventure of epic proportions.
No, I’m just kidding, no one really wanted to team up, they did it because the Winchesters find themselves looking into a case that involves Cole’s best friend. When the little scamp refuses to leave the brothers alone, they have no choice but to pretend they don’t hate him. Turns out, I might still be bitter over his treatment of my Sammy.
Seems that Kit, Cole's friend, is infected with some supernatural parasite. It turns out to be a gross worm like thing…we’ve actually seen something similar before, back in season six if you all remember. Unlike its cousin, however, electricity doesn’t do anything to kill the creature. Instead, it demands water. And when water isn’t enough, blood will have to do. Kit is currently going crazy trying to drink as much as he can. Cole gets infected, because you know, reasons. And Dean decides the two need to split up and figure this out. He stays with Cole, while Sam chases down Kit.
Dean’s theory is that with enough will power, they can get this thing out of Cole. He just has to resist the urge to drink. If the host is to hostile, and not giving into the parasites wants, it’ll leave, right? Well, Dean is actually right, and by turning the cabin they are staying in into a sweat house, they are able to get the worm out of Cole and Dean is able to finally kill it.
Sam, on the other hand, doesn’t get a chance to help Kit, as the man nearly kills him. I guess shooting a guy in front of his wife isn’t normally Sam’s thing, but it was to save her. That and Sam is giving up on hope, while Dean seems completely okay with things…a stark parallel to how things normally are…hopefully things get closer to a resolution this week.