Written by Scotty
I do believe that it is important to see how other people live. Being stuck in one area of the world, you never truly get to see how others go about their daily lives, well, that was until documentaries hit the scene. Although most of these films will not get the praise that they deserve since the filmmaker has one story that they want to tell and if it does not get delivered in the correct manner, it comes off as preachy, but it is good for the world to understand what else is happening. I try to watch a couple of these films a year to keep me honest and although it does not follow what I generally watch, it is good to see something different and new.
Viago, Vladislav and Deacon are ready to start their night, but now they have a film crew following them around. Sitting down at the kitchen table to discuss what needs to be done around their flat, Deacon becomes very upset that he is being singled out for not doing the dishes. Even though it has been five years since the last time the dishes were done, it is not his fault and he exposes his fangs. Being a vampire is not an easy life and now that Viago is having problems maintaining the flat's appearance, he is demanding that everyone start to chip in.
Finding the right things to wear, the flat mates take to the streets to live up the New Zealand night life, but needing to be invited in, they are not able to partake in any of the good clubs. Winding up in their regular vampire hangout, Deacon gets his regular Jackie to find him someone to eat. Although she seems happy to help, she has been doing this job for five years and has been promised to be turned, but her patience is wearing thin these days. But she will do anything for her master, including his chores around the flat and cleaning up the killing rooms for his flat mates. Finding two people from her past to bring over for a dinner party, she has done well, but when they are not as advertised, she is punished again, but that is only the start.
Nick is pursued by the crew and taken by the oldest vampire in the house, Petyr, and changed into one as well. Nick is happy with the change since he is now able to fly and is able to open doors to the group that have previously been shut in their faces. Living the life that he has always wanted, Nick takes it to the next level and tells everyone around town that he is a vampire, breaking the rules of being a night stalker. Not knowing what this could do, Nick sees first hand that vampires are not as loved as he has seen in the movies and when a hunter shows up to the house and kills Petyr, Nick is banished from the flat. But Nick will not be gone for long as the event of the year is coming up for the creatures of night and everyone that is anyone will be there to chat, drink and feed with others like them.
So, if you did not catch it, this is a movie about a group of vampires that have a documentary group following them around. I would have never even given this movie a second look with the description, but I would have been so wrong. This is one of the funniest horror movies I have ever seen and the group of flat mates are all magical together. Even their best human friend Stu is able to steal some scenes without having to say anything at all. Each of the vampires has their own back story, why they are there, what happened to scar them in their past lives and so on and so on. You might think that this being more of a comedy that there would not be blood, but there is a ton of blood and it does not only come from the victims. When you are looking for something a little more light hearted when it comes to horror, this is a great one to watch. You might not get nightmares, but your sides will wind up hurting. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
There are some people that are meant to stay on land, while others are made for the sea. I have never been a sea faring person myself, I have been on boats numerous times in my life, but I prefer to be on the shore with solid ground under my feet. Not to say that I did not enjoy my experiences on the water, but I feel more secure knowing what is under me, there are no sharks under the mountains, at least that I know about. I will admit that being on the water is magical and it may be for many people, but I am not one of them, at least not yet.
The U.S.S. Tiger Shark is on patrol when they get word that a small group of survivors are spotted in the middle of the ocean. Although it is a day’s ride, Mr. Brice has to turn his submarine around and pick them up. Being in the middle of the war, the boat has to be careful about who sees them since the enemy is lurking in the same waters. Arriving on the scene, an enemy destroyer is spotted on the horizon and the men of the Tiger Shark must recover the survivors much faster than they would have liked. Bringing aboard three new seamen, the crew is surprised to see that one of them is a woman.
Claire was aboard a British medical ship that was sunk by the Germans with a single torpedo. Being brought aboard with one of her fellow workers and her only surviving patient, she wants to try everything to ensure their survival. But being on the submarine might not be the safest place as it is being hunted down from above by a super destroyer. At their depth, the crew of the Tiger Shark puts everything on full stop and waits to hear what is happening above them. With everyone in the submarine being extremely quiet, the common area record player fires up, giving away their location. Hearing depth charges being dropped from above, the boat is under duress and the crew needs to find a way to get out of the area before the enemy returns.
As her patient is blamed for the record player stunt, Mr. Brice takes matters into his own hands and puts an end to the sabotage, but Claire is far from convinced that he had anything to do with it. Being confined to her quarters, Claire takes a stroll into the captain’s quarters and finds out that Mr. Brice is not the original commander of the boat. Starting to hear stories about what happened to the original captain, Claire is not sure that she should be on the boat, but the crew of the Tiger Shark is far from being in the clear. As the enemy continues to locate the submarine, it is not able to surface to recharge and vent out the carbon dioxide. As oxygen starts to run low, the crew start to believe that they might have already been killed and are trapped in purgatory, but the haunting sounds surrounding them might actually be caused by their deceased captain.
I have been putting this movie off for quite a while now since I did not know if it was a ghost story or just another WWII movie. It happens to be both, but not only is it trying to tell a ghost story, it goes a bit deeper when the truth comes out about what happened to the captain and who is actually responsible for the deaths of over seven hundred people on the medical ship. There are some good jump scares, but most of the story is a build up to a grand finale. There are several good characters in this movie and I only mentioned two in the write up, but you also have Odell, Loomis, Coors, Stumbo, Chief and Weird Wally. Everyone one of them played their part and this movie would not have played out so well if they were not all crucial characters. Stay Scared.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
Ask anyone if they believe in ghosts, or the afterlife and you'll often times get some incredibly polarizing answers. Some folks will be happy to educate you on what happens when we die and why there are spirits roaming our planet, while others will give you one hell of a funny look and walk away.
Regardless of whether or not you're a believer in ghosts, the concept (or the reality, depending on your beliefs) is a fascinating one to say the least because we simply don't know what happens after we die. Do we go to some eternal plane? Or do we stick around to keep an eye on others and watch over them? The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to our imagination and what could happen when we depart this earth and one episode of Tales from the Darkside decided to explore this in depth and in classy fashion in the episode "My Own Room".
It seems like everything in life is finally coming together for Sandy Darhaus. He has a job he loves and a wonderful fiancé, and after years of being forced to live with roommates to survive financially he has finally found a wonderful place to call his own. The lovely rent controlled apartment near Central Park that he has moved into is everything he could have dreamed of. That is until one night when a man from Calcutta named Ram appears and lets Sandy know...he has a roommate after all. Sandy demands that Ram leave his apartment at once but despite his pleas and best efforts to remove the man, Ram simply won't leave. It leads Sandy to decide to take some drastic measures to deal with his unwelcome guest, and when he finally does, he'll discover the real reason that Ram appeared in his apartment and pay the price for being so disrespectful to a stranger...
This was a decidedly different episode of the series and I have to admit that I absolutely loved it, which is surprising when you consider that there is not one single scary moment in this episode. It's a cerebral horror story, grounded in the supernatural and one that actually bothers to deal with some heavy themes in regards to racism and well...respecting other cultures and human beings as a whole. It's what makes the ending so powerful, poignant and disturbing and this is an episode I instantly re watched due to one simple fact...it leaves every action up to the viewer's interpretation. Take a look at Ram for example, is he a guardian angel? A demon? Or simply a spirit that haunts this apartment hoping to find good people and reward them while punishing the wicked.
Sadly, despite the episode's message on being tolerant and learning to love others, I am inclined to believe that the apartment and Ram's spirit serve a more nefarious purpose. Judging from that ending, one can infer that the landlord of this place brings men and women like Sandy; folks with a little hate in their hearts to this apartment to put them through the wringer before sacrificing them in the name of who knows what. It's a disturbing possibility but it's also the only conclusion that I can come to. Either way, I love that this episode challenges the idea of why spirits walk this earth, and the fact that they may not always be there to watch over people who are outright jerks. Until next time.
Written by Shae
Supernatural wasn't on again last week, I think this show likes hurting my heart. But, the good news is...it's back on tonight! So in the spirit of all things spooky I thought we'd talk about more creatures I'm glad aren't real. I really wish Clowns weren't, sadly, they are. If you're considering clown as a career path, I beg you, please don't. I would cry. Sammy and I share that fear in some pretty deep ways. Just another reason Sammy is my favorite of the two brothers. It would be three brothers, but we apparently stopped caring about Adam being in hell.
Vampires are awesome, in literature, except for the Twilight series. Sorry to any fans out there, but Twilight ruined vampires for the modern era for a time. Thankfully the old classic vampires came back. We've always shown them as suave, sexy, and utterly irresistible. In a lot of lore, they have tragic back stories that they have to over come. 9 times out of 10 the vampire protagonist we love, was turned against their will. Whether they were or weren't isn't really up for debate here, because even a good vampire is a vampire. Like my dad says "there's only a good pirate because there's a worse pirate." Which I think applies here. The idea of living forever, staying young, and attracting anyone you want comes at a price. The lore suggests the soul is given up, and of course there's the blood sucking. Which, dude, we some how romanticize that, but imagine having two sharp teeth sink into your neck....bad idea. So while they're fun to read about, let's be glad we don't find these bloodsuckers tapping at our windows in the middle of the night.
Werewolves are no different. From Blood and Chocolate to even Harry Potter, our ideals of a werewolf have changed. There are the stories where they can turn freely between a wolf and a human, and the more older legends about werewolves transforming under the full moon. For decades theses stories have entranced generations. Where there is a vampire story there is typically a werewolf one. Regardless of which mythos we believe in, werewolves are serious business. They'll hunt you down and nom on you, so really....let's just be glad they're not real.
Talking animals may not seem scary, but hear me out here. You're on your bed, minding your own business, when bam! Your dog tells you something. Or your cat calls you stupid. Yes, animals do that in their own special ways now, but for real though, if animals started talking we would be doomed. Cats could yell, dogs wouldn't shut up about playing games or wanting food, and the whole world would decend into chaos. Talking animals always looks cute, and the idea sounds awesome. Who wouldn't want to hold a conversation with their pet? But think of the ramifications to that. Animals know what you do behind closed doors. Animals also know what you say about other people when it's just you two. Above all, they know where you keep the food.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
Like everything in life, fame and fortune has both its pros and its cons. On one hand achieving both can provide you with a comfortable life and the adoration of millions of people who wait with baited breath to see and celebrate your special talent and your life. On the downside however, your life is constantly scrutinized and some folks simply cannot handle that kind of attention...or the masses of people who come out of the woodwork demanding a slice of what they never earned.
But regardless of the cons, it's something plenty of people wish to achieve simply for the opportunity to be noticed and loved in a world filled with so many people and because of that, some folks go after it for all the wrong reasons. These are the people who believe that the world owes them something and they will do anything they can to get to the top and do everything necessary to stay there, regardless of the consequences, and while we often use the phrase "they sold their soul" to describe their chilly demeanor, one has to wonder what fame and fortune would look like...if the supernatural was indeed involved in someone's success. Thankfully Tales from the Darkside was more than happy to explore that idea in silly and chilling fashion with the episode; "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire".
Peter Prentice is a talentless hack of a writer, and he knows it. But while Peter has no real capacity for creativity and quality writing, that hasn't stopped him from striking it rich as a novelist. To make up for his lack of skills, he's hired a woman named Jayne to serve as a "Technical Writer" for his series of vampire novels, but in reality she's a ghostwriter. Her ideas appear in his books more often than not and while she gets a handsome payout for her work, Peter takes all the credit. But one night the opportunity of a lifetime falls into Peter's lap when a 900 year old Vampire, Count Draco appears at his doorstep with a proposition. In exchange for sanctuary, Peter will learn all about the Count's life to use as inspiration for future novels. It's a deal Peter accepts without question and it pays off in spades as Peter becomes a household name for his latest, and critically acclaimed novel; 900 Years of Darkness. Unfortunately for Peter, the desire to be in the limelight extends to the undead and the Count...would like credit to go, where credit is due.
To say that this episode is fun, would be an understatement because this particular tale was an absolute blast and a welcome one at that. There's nothing wrong with mixing it up when it comes to horror and after sitting through several episodes wrapped in dark and disturbing concepts this little gem was a welcome change of pace. It's full of colorful and silly characters that work well together on screen and while they are all in essence evil and greedy idiots, you simply can't get enough of them because they chew up the scenery throughout the episode. But while they are a joy to watch, the true strength of this particular episode comes from its writing, specifically the whole ideal of the dangers of wanting to be rich and famous.
All of that comes courtesy of Peter who doesn't respect his craft as a writer, he just wants the checks and to be the center of attention and I love the fact that in essence, the Count plays Peter like a fiddle since it's clear that he is done hiding in the shadows and wants to bring his kind into the light and who better to do that than an idiot writer who will do anything and everything to keep his place in the spotlight. It makes for a fun little chess game as both men and their egos square off and it makes the surprise twist at the end all the more gratifying since everyone gets what they deserve when all is said and done. Either way, black humor is never easy to pull off but this episode handles it in masterful fashion and once again, season three delivers another excellent episode. Until next time.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
Money just so happens to be one polarizing issue in our society. Some see it as the root of all evil, some see it as the answer to everything that ails them. But regardless of what you believe about the Almighty Dollar, we can all agree on one thing...it is here to stay and everyone will continue to do their best to acquire as much of it as they possibly can.
After all, we have figured out the system. The more money you have, the more comfort you find yourself in and while most of us go about getting more money the right way, by working hard and investing properly, there are those who do everything they can to get cold hard cash in their hands the easiest way possible. It doesn't matter how those people get there, what does matter is that few of them understand that there is no easy or quick way to get rich, at least, not without paying a hefty price, and such a concept was explored in the Tales from the Darkside episode; "The Milkman Cometh".
It's been a tough year for the Cooley family. Last year Ruth lost a baby girl and was told she could never conceive again and her husband Garry simply doesn't make enough at work to keep their heads above water financially. In fact Garry is all about doing the right thing and won't even ask for a raise at work until he's done better quality work to give his boss a legitimate reason to send more money his way. While Garry tries to figure out how to make ends meet, he continues to hear rumors from all around the neighborhood that the Milkman can help get you anything you need in life if you simply leave him a note. Leaving a special request as a laugh, Garry quickly discovers that the rumors are true and it doesn't take long for all the Cooley's problems to come to an end. Ruth is pregnant with a brand new baby girl, the money is rolling in and life is good. Until some of the neighbors wishes begin to backfire and lives are lost along the way. Leaving Garry to wonder...if at some point the delivery of a new car is paid for in blood...what will the price tag be for a brand new daughter?
I've gushed before about how wonderful season three of this show has turned out to be and I'll do it again today because man, the series just keeps delivering one incredible episode after another and this one was no exception. What made this particular tale so incredible is that we are in essence taken on a downward spiral with Garry, and it's done in subtle fashion. The story starts off full of hope and an everyday feel, and minute by minute everything begins to unravel and all we can do is sit back and enjoy the disturbing ride as Garry goes from loving husband to obsessive drunk, convinced he can control anything by asking the Milkman for it.
But what I loved the most about this episode, is the fact that it is a perfect blend of classic storytelling morality tale wise and horror since we get the age old lesson of "be careful what you wish for" with a horrible twist, specifically in that ending, which is only enhanced by the fact we never see the Milkman outside of one bone chilling shot and I am extremely appreciative of the fact the story never explained his intentions. I say that because I am still left wondering exactly why this thing was so willing to make wishes come true without ever being seen, and I also still wonder what exactly it wanted in return for giving away so much. I guess we'll never really know, and it's probably better that way because I get the feeling, this creature's intentions are far more terrifying than its asking price for having it all. Until next time.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
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Last week, Fear the Walking Dead finally reached its full potential as a series by delivering its best episode to date with some top notch storytelling and that does unfortunately mean that the stakes were high this week to give us something equally as impressive. It may seem silly to think that, but when the sister show is one of the highest rated series on television, the spin off better at least try to hold a flame to the original.
The good news is, last night's episode did indeed deliver one incredible story, and while "Ouroboros" was not as cerebral as last week's stellar episode, it didn't have to be. This was a tale that was grounded in the sheer horror of the dead coming back to life to attack the living and the savage new world that comes with that and it was also an episode that actually managed to deliver some answers to a couple of burning questions that have been nagging at the fan base's mind for a few weeks now; what the hell happened to Flight 462, and what the group is going to find in Mexico.
We will get to the latter of those two questions in a moment because Flight 462, the living dead and tough choices were the centerpieces of last night and the effect they had on our characters was absolutely stunning. Case in point, Chris. He truly thought he was some kind of badass extraordinaire after killing a walker or four at the sanctuary, so leave it to him to wander off and kill a couple more. But to run into the man with the broken back aboard the plane, and be left with no other choice but to kill the man or let him suffer and die a slow and horrible death...well damn, that's one hell of a twist.
It's hard to say what kind of lasting damage this will have on the young man, but lately Chris has been faced with some tough realities and tough choices and has made them with little fuss, part of him understands that horrible things are going to happen and there's no time to stand on ceremony or moral debate and one should simply act, regardless of the consequences. That may prove dangerous in the days ahead with a boat full of people hanging on to ideals and morals from a world now gone, so it will be quite interesting to see what comes of this important moment.
Yet while I found Chris' journey last night to be fascinating, he was overshadowed by the stunning moves made by Flight 462 survivor, Alex. We already knew this young woman was plucky and resourceful based upon her actions aboard the flight, but there's something incredibly fascinating about the fact she was willing to take lives to save one, especially considering the circumstances surrounding this choice.
After all, Jake was badly burned and doing poorly in the opening moments after Flight 462 went into the water and while it would make sense for this show to sacrifice the weak and wounded like Chris did, Alex felt better putting down the other two men in the life raft in order to save Jake. It's a stunning call on so many levels and one that quite frankly I could spend an entire blog upon, but at its core; it speaks to one particular thing...it's about survival of the fittest, and the bold, at this point in time. Kill or be killed. There's no civilization left, no rules, just survival mode and that's what makes the world so dangerous right now, the fact that everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to save their own hide.
What makes her decision more tragic however, is that it may all be for naught when all is said and done since Strand was happy to cut their tow line and let them drift off into the ocean, no doubt sentencing them to a horrible death by way of starvation and it ruins any good will Strand brought us this episode, since he finally revealed that the Abigail's destination is Baja, where a compound with high walls and plenty of food awaits them all. For a moment there I finally thought Strand was opening up and doing the right thing but his cutting the raft loose, and Travis pondering why Strand is just now providing them with information on their destination leaves you wondering what the hell everyone is going to find when they get to Baja and what Strand has planned for them.
A few other highlights from last night include the awesome surprise discovery by Nick that if you smell like a walker, you can stand toe to toe with them and blend in just fine in a throwback to the sister series occasional use of zombie guts as camouflage in a stunning scene where the dead were everywhere on the beachfront with nowhere for the survivors to go. The Infected are becoming quite the viable threat on this show and it's a wonderful thing to see them pop up and cause trouble so often. Plus, I also loved the whole piece around Travis finding one stuck in the filtration intake valve. It's cool to see that the dead are quite the nuisance any way you slice it and big kudos as well for that gross scene where Travis had to pull the severed hand out of the pipes. Either way, the more I think about this episode, the more I like it. It was brutal from start to finish and I love that everyone is trying to figure out their place and their role in the new world to come. As long as they keep this kind of storytelling up...season two is going to be absolutely fantastic. Until next time.
Written by Scotty
Road trips seem to be becoming something of the past. I on the other hand love road trips, you get to take your mind off of real life for many hours and focus on the road. Taking a trip with your friends could make the event much better as well, since you will have good conversations and jokes around the car for many hours, but if you are like me, you run out of things to say in the first one. There is nothing wrong with hitting the road to go someplace, no matter how long it may take, and it is more of an adventure than getting on a plane with small seats.
Carly is at a crossroads with her boyfriend Wade as she wants to move out of the small town and head to New York City. Wade does not understand the appeal, but he does love Carly and will support her in any way that he can. Paige and Blake are about to embark upon some problems of their own as Paige has found out that she might be pregnant. Dalton, the fifth wheel is ready to party and with his new friend Nick getting out of jail, nobody knows what to expect for the weekend, only that they are ready to hit the road and get to the big game.
The group hits the road and while watching as the signs speed past them, Wade notices a sign for Trudy’s House of Wax in the next town. Thinking little about it, the group continues their trek, but when it starts to get dark, they need to find a place to set up camp so they can make it to the game in the morning. While the group thinks that everything is great as they settle in for the night, a stranger approaches the camp and does not want to leave. But Nick will not be intimidated by anyone, especially since he just got out of the joint and sends a warning towards the stranger’s direction. The stranger leaves, but something peculiar happens in the middle of the night while the group is sleeping.
Waking up in the middle of the night, Carly thinks that she hears something, but nobody is willing to check. Not finding anything or anybody when looking, she goes back to sleep only to find that the group slept in very late and must get on the road as soon as possible. It is easier said than done however as Wade’s car has a cut fan belt and they will not be leaving until it is replaced. The group is bummed, but only Carly and Wade need to miss the big game in search for the belt and are helped by a local roadkill cleaner to get to town. With the town of Ambrose looking deserted, the two find the owner of the garage in the church putting a loved one to rest. Being able to convince the shop owner to get them the correct size fan belt, the two are ready to move on, but there is something more sinister happening in the town and the two will have to fight their way out after seeing what has happened to the other townspeople who have been turned into impressive wax sculptures.
As horror movies go, this one is not half bad. Everyone looks for something to pick apart in movie, but this one does not really give you that much to be disappointed in. I loved the effects in this movie, specifically watching people being turned into wax figures and falling apart as time moves on. I really liked the shop keeper Bo in the movie, as he is the one keeping the town running, and as you get further into the movie, you find out why. Being displeased by those who disturb him, he is justified to take out his revenge on anyone that gets in his way. I kind of like that, even though it is a pretty disturbing way to torture your victims, but hey, you could be famous in a wax museum, so you got that going for you. Stay Scared.
Written by John Edward Betancourt
I've always found it incredibly fascinating how myths and legends continue to endure and evolve in our modern world. Case in point, the Gods of old. One would think that with technology surrounding us and our thirst for knowledge at an all time high that Zeus and his pals would be completely forgotten by now or remain a footnote, yet they are still a focus of mankind.
Granted they no longer guide us on how to live our lives or how to build an entire civilization, they have instead become a matter of scientific fascination as we try and figure out how these beings came to be such an important keystone in human society, specifically; what real world person or event inspired their existence in our minds. Yes, in this age of technology and truth we still try and understand what inspires the imagination and while science may someday figure all the details out...it's just fun for the rest of us to wonder what it would be like if myths and legends walked among us, as it was explored in the Tales from the Darkside episode; "Miss May Dusa".
It's a night like any other in New York CIty and in a quiet corner of the bustling metropolis, a crime is being committed as a man breaks into a tiny out of the way shop to score a few bucks. But waiting within that store is something he never quite expected when he comes face to face with a stunningly life like female mannequin...and when he stares into its eyes, something incredible happens. The robber and the mannequin trade places, and confused and frightened in the fact that she is suddenly awake and alive, the mannequin grabs a pair of sunglasses and heads off into the night. Unsure of where to go she runs into a musician named Jimmy James in the Subway system and the two discover they share an instant connection. But the mannequin is concerned...for despite her amnesia she knows she carries with her a terrible ability and that her name, May Dusa, carries with it a powerful legend and her only hope on this night...is that she can escape her past and Jimmy may be the key to making that happen...
So I have to admit, this was actually quite the cool idea to put together on the small screen. At first I didn't quite appreciate it because of the fact that this episode is constructed and filmed in an ultra contemporary style (for the 1980's) that was rarely used on the show. But once we get into the interaction between May and Jimmy in the Subway, the episode becomes a fascinating character piece between two completely broken people searching for something more in this life, and because of that...this is the first time in cinema or television that I think the legend of Medusa is presented in a friendlier light.
It allows you to sympathize with May, and in many ways hope for the same thing she does...that she will one day be free of her curse and oddly enough, you root for her and Jimmy to get together and be happy. It makes the ending of this episode all the more fitting since despite the modern trappings of this particular tale, it is nothing more than a grand Greek Tragedy and truthfully I applaud the series for trying something new with this inventive idea. It's an interesting take on what could happen if legends walked among us and I'm wondering if Season Three of the show has any more little surprises like this waiting up its sleeve. Until next time.
Written by Shae
Our beloved show took a break last week, which I found out last night. Yes, I did spend a solid half hour blaming the DVR for not doing its job, until I turned to Google for the truth....good news is I didn't mess up! Bad news is, we didn't have an episode. So that leaves us here. But Shae, what're you going to write about? Let's visit our favorite Supernatural things, shall we?
I know what you're thinking, you're thinking I'm going to start with Lucifer, and you're wrong. As fun as Luci is, we have been there and done that. Casifer on the other hand....that's a bit different. We never did see Lucifer be as bad as he could. We only saw him be a smidge evil when he was trying to end the world. Casifer on the other hand takes evil to a whole new level. Just look at how he treated poor Crowley! Oh man, what a day we live in. 'Poor Crowley'? When did the feared King of Hell turn into a beloved character? Oh, right, the second they cast Mark Shepherd to play him. Lucifer has given us a few "aw" moments, but Casifer has taken it all to a whole new level. Pretending to be Castiel around the boys, then torturing Crowley? He even tried to smooth talk his way into helping Amara track down God. Casifer has been a great character, and more importantly, Misha is a wonderful actor.
I also want to spotlight the Trickster. Before we found out he was Gabriel, the Trickster was a harmless little guy killing people. Maybe not so harmless, but disguised as a janitor and then later screwing with the Winchesters in his own TV land, the Trickster gets some major props. He also gave us an unhealthy fear of Tuesday's, which we have to respect. Yes, yes, we later find it that our little Trickster is really the Archangel Gabriel, which made a lot of sense with all his powers, but up until then, we legit thought he had died. Now we live in a world where Gabriel is actually dead, or is he? Conspiracy!
Now the Winchesters' have faced a ton of monsters throughout the years. Sometimes, the monsters hit a little too close to home. Like Garth being a Werewolf and Bobby being a Ghost. Sadly, we've lost a lot of characters, and sometimes the hardest part about watching this show is having to say goodby to those we love, over again. Bobby's "return" was a double edged sword. On one hand we had him back, but on the other he was a ghost. I'm not a fan of the Leviathan storyline, mainly because they do kill Bobby off. However, seeing Bobby as a ghost was pretty fantastic. I'm not sure which hurt worse, though, watching Bobby die, or watching the boys burn his flask.