Written by Scotty
Deciding when it is appropriate to fight and when to run away is something that most of us have developed in our youth. The Fight and Flight reflex is sometimes taught but most of the time when it comes into play, it is just plain old instinct. Knowing if you can win, versus if you know that you will lose if you put up the fight could be an extra sense that is not part of the five we all know and love.
Captain John Boyd receives a promotion for taking over an enemy fort on his own during the Mexican-American war. With all of his men dead or dying, Boyd was able to strong arm his way to command of the fort with little of the enemy’s blood being spilled. Upon receiving his promotion however, it is discovered that Boyd had played possum under his fallen men and everything that happened was based on his own means of survival.
Being sent out west to Fort Spencer, Boyd would be third in command in the beat down confines and only needs to be present. Only catering to people traveling west for the gold rush, there is not much need for the fort as he finds out and it is a cushy yet pointless assignment. Reporting to Colonel Hart, Boyd does not believe that he will be used to his potential, but falls back into the cowardice mold that he has been accused of and goes along with the punches that are thrown his way.
As spring arrives at the fort, so does a distant traveler that has a story to tell about his attempted trip out west. Telling the soldiers at the fort that his traveling party has partaken in eating human flesh to survive that harsh winter and it was initiated by their leader Colonel Ives, the soldiers at Fort Spencer have to leave their post to investigate. Finding the cave where the crazed traveler said the horrific actions went down, the soldiers noticed that there were bodies stripped of flesh and that their new friend seems to be something more than a wary traveler who merely fed to survive, but a cannibal with a genuine love of human flesh.
Ravenous follows the story of a few soldiers that are stationed at Fort Spencer in California. As they have their main task of keeping any travelers safe from the elements, they are given a new assignment as a wary traveler appears at their doors with stories of murder and cannibalism. Not believing that a military man would lose his mind and resort to such actions, the soldiers at the fort take to the road to validate what they have been told. When locating the cave where the murders happened, the soldiers find out that the man they followed is the murderer they are looking for. With all of the soldiers except one killed by the ravenous man, Boyd has to tell the story to his hierarchy to get the fort reinforced. To his surprise however, his new Colonel is the same man from his past that has killed in front of his very eyes.
A little bit of a thinker, a little bit of a thriller, and a whole lot of a human eater. With the story not being primarily of people eating people, but the beliefs of what benefits and healing powers could come of it, this movie left me a little bit scared. With Boyd trying to protect himself from the effects of eating human flesh, to being forced to eat it for his own survival is a great way to see all of the surviving characters grow and at the same time...fall. Along with the Native American legend of the Wendigo being called into play with the returning hunger that cannot be satisfied, you may have second thoughts about wanting to try even a little piece of human, even to survive. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Trying to find out why somebody has done something unspeakable can be a sticky situation, especially if they are a friend. Not being able to understand what drives some decisions in people can make it difficult to figure out what is really going on in their heads. When you friends end up hitting rock bottom and do not divulge this information to you, you can feel helpless and only want to understand where the problem is coming from, but most of the time, you will be left in the dark as your friend has to figure it out on their own.
In 1940, the small town of Friar, New Hampshire was left dormant by its inhabitants. Without rhyme or reason, everyone in the town left their lives behind and started to walk up a winding mountain trail called the Yellow Brick Road, never to be heard from again. When it was discovered that the entire town was evacuated for no foreseeable reason, the army dispatched a search party and located most of the hikers, but none of them still breathing. For this reason, the Yellow Brick Road had been deemed off limits for anyone and everyone that wanted travel it, but seventy years later, it has been re-opened and the curiosity seekers will have free reign to hike it once again.
A group has decided to take to the road and put an end to all of the mysteries that surround the small town of Friar. Trying to talk to all of the residents about what they believe might have happened to the past occupants of the community, they are not able to get much information at all. Trying to create a book about their account while they make their way up the trail and find the real reason why the entire town took the stroll, they decide to keep a video log to show their loss of sanity. As they get further into their investigation, everyone starts to get a shorter fuse with their counterparts and find that their memories are starting to disappear before trying to conquer the trail.
As the group hits a clearing in the woods, they stop and listen to the wilderness around them and are met with the surprise of hearing music. Figuring out that it was Big Band music from one of the locals that has decided to join the group and everyone who took the hike seventy years ago loved it, they start to show a bit of concern. The music is quiet to start with and easy for everyone to shut out, but as they move further north, the music gets louder and louder and starts to work against the group members in different ways. Then out of nowhere, the music stops and this is what starts to drive the group crazy as they do not know what is causing it, if it is real at all or if they are all suffering from a mass hallucination.
YellowBrickRoad follows a group expedition up the old trail where an entire town disappeared over seventy years ago. Trying to put an end to the mystery surrounding this occurrence, a documentary group packs up and takes to the trail. Not being able to pinpoint the reason why the entire town took this path, the group is met with a strange situation, music playing off in the distance. Not knowing where the Big Band era music could be coming from, the group decides to keep moving north, but with every step they take, the men of the group start to form hatred towards the women they are traveling with and turn to violence. Not understanding what is happening to them, the group is faced with a decision after witnessing their first death, to move forward with their adventure or turn back and go home. Without knowing what the trail has in store for them, it becomes apparent that there is something much more sinister at work then they had prepared for.
Wow is all I can say about YellowBrickRoad. I have been putting it off and putting it off for a couple of months and I do not know why. Something about the description left me apprehensive about giving it a view and boy was I wrong. Watching as each character starts to lose their sanity on the old trail was just fantastic and having a living soundtrack that the characters are hearing as well as the audience is something you don’t see in film that often. Playing with the common fear of being lost in an unfamiliar place, along with having an unseen or maybe even a nonexistent villain providing music for the hike is just altogether creepy element this movie provides. This movie caught me off guard and I am happy that it did. Trying to be a character study was the wrong choice for the storyline and is probably why it has lower ratings, but if you let that rest and watch it for what it should be, you will be far from disappointed. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Every once in a while a series comes out that is just different enough to capture the hearts and minds of the audiences. Harper’s Island did that for me when it premiered a few years back. An actual horror show that would be on mainstream television was a dream come true, along with only a single season to have to watch, what could be better? As long as there is a strong storyline, along with decent acting and a conclusion that will not leave you questioning what you just watched, this could and should be the future of television.
Harper’s Island accomplished what very few other series have been able to. Without fear of being canceled with only being one season, it pushed the envelope and delivered a great story that did not leave the audience longing for answers. Being direct with the story and not having enough time to draw out any one specific storyline, this was a joy to watch as you tried to figure out what was happening on the island and who was behind it.
Henry Dunn and Trish Wellington are getting married on Harper’s Island and bringing all of their friends and family along for the ride. Henry’s only surviving family is his brother, J.D., has taken the loss of their parents very hard and takes to acting out as his defense mechanism. Also being joined by his longtime friend, Abby Mills, Henry understands the problems that she will encounter with her mother being killed on the island seven years prior, but is happy she decided to come along. Trish’s family however is not happy about the recent developments as her father is trying to get her to call off the wedding by bringing her college love back into play, but Trish is in love with Henry and will not deviate from her plans.
Henry is sticking with his friends as Trish is running around with her family and Abby is challenged with facing her past as she runs into her father, the sheriff. Although she blames her father for the death of her mother, Abby is willing to try to patch things up with him, but when an old flame comes into the picture, she cannot control the emotions running through her. As everything seems to be running seamlessly for the wedding, a couple of guests go missing. Not thinking much about it, as island life is not for everyone, the assumption is that the missing people have decided to leave and returned to the mainland, but there is something much darker happening in the little island community.
Seven years ago on Harper’s Island a mad man named John Wakefield unleashed hell on the small community, killing six people and stringing them up on a tree. Abby’s mother was one of the victims of his spree and will never forget the last moment she saw her mother, dangling from a branch. Her father reportedly shot and killed Wakefield, but upon Abby’s return to the island, there is doubt that the mad man is really dead. The killings have started again on the island, and even though the police believe they have the correct suspect in holding, the strange deaths of the wedding party do not end. Someone is killing off the new inhabitants of the island with no rhyme or reason, but in the manner of the Wakefield murders and everyone will have to watch their own backs as they do not know who to trust.
Without giving away the ending of the story, you are met with some very gruesome deaths, some that will just leave you shaking your head and a surprise at the end. With everyone acting suspicious around the island, it is hard to pinpoint who the true killer is. With all kinds of misleading clues to detour you from the grand finale, including dead animals being carved up and being placed on an altar, it was one of the most entertaining series I have watched on television in recent history. With enough story to get you to like all of the characters, you can chose who you believe would have it in them for the murders, plus a little girl that seems to know more of what is happening than everyone else on the island, it is very creepy and well written.
With a lot of series running for ten or more years, I find it difficult that so many people are still entertained with them. There is only so much you can do to keep a storyline fresh and so many actors you can remove before the fan base starts to stray. I have been saying this for years as some of the series I started watching have just become boring to me and have just stopped watching due to my lack of interest of what happens to anyone. Drawn out stories, stretches that would not fly on any networks in the late nineties are common practice now and I am amazed how many of these shows are still on the air with stunts they pull. Every television series should have a beginning a middle and an end, the length does not really need to be a factor, but with what has been on some of the longest running series, it is just depressing to watch them struggle to find a story when they don’t even try to change it from something they did a couple of years previous. Happy viewing and Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Learning from the past is something that people truly believe in. So many bad things can be avoided if you paid attention to what someone else’s previous results were. Trying to re enact something that had a negative outcome and expect it to go better is just silly in my opinion, as many of these attempts were pretty much silly to start with. Learning from your mistakes is great, but learning from others mistakes should be critical in everyone’s life.
Samantha Owens and brother David have become outcasts at school, ever since they grew up and no longer fit in with the cool kids. Working for the school paper, Samantha has no problems in voicing her opinions on anything, along with calling out the jock crowd for not being as intelligent as the rest of the students. After her latest article ran, she had become a target for showing a very unflattering picture of the school’s sports stars and they were looking for revenge.
Samantha and her friends were skipping out on the prom with no regrets as an urban legend was told about Mary Banner. Mary was an outcast like the girls are now, but Mary was taken to prom by one of the hottest football players and never heard from again. Without ever finding the body of young Mary, she has gone down in the town’s history as a legend that hopefully no one would ever repeat as the full story had never been figured out. The girls have a laugh about the story that happened thirty five years ago and go to sleep, but when they wind up missing, the urban legend comes back to life.
Finding themselves in the old mill, the girls find out that they have been drugged and taken against their wills by the jocks Samantha had blasted in the school paper. Just being a prank, the footballs players let it go, even when Samantha’s brother David tries to confront them and bring payback. Not believing that anything bad would ever happen to them, the jocks go along with their daily lives, but one by one start ending up dead. Mary Banner’s name is raised in the situation as the parents of everyone that is dying were involved in her disappearance so many years ago. Not knowing how to stop this threat, Samantha and David call upon Mary’s only surviving friend to find out what she really wants and what will make her stop this gruesome killing spree.
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary follows the brother/sister team of Samantha and David Owens as they try to figure out what is happening with the strange killings in the town. When an event that led to Mary Banner’s disappearance thirty five years ago has been copied, it awakened the angry soul and the town is going to pay for what it did. With the first two victims being claimed, everyone was pointing the finger at David Owens as he was trying to get payback for what happened to his sister, but when the killings expand to Samantha’s longtime friend, the town finds out that they are in for something that runs much deeper than just a normal prank. As Samantha and David find out what really happened to Mary Banner, they try to formulate a list of possible targets before they get killed by the sleepless soul, but when nobody will admit that they believe that a ghost can harm them, they become much more vulnerable as Mary exacts her revenge.
A ghost story with a familiar character being called out, Bloody Mary. As I remember growing up, if you have the lights off and are staring into a mirror and call out Bloody Mary’s three times, she will appear behind you. I don’t remember much more than that, all I know is that all of my friends would talk a big game about doing it, until they said her name two times, then chickened out. But what this movie brought to the screen was a story of revenge, if it be from the living or the dead. When an action that should have gotten a group of football players into trouble so many years ago was reenacted with promise of no retaliation, more people ended up getting hurt and killed. Moral of the story…don’t piss off a dead person that is looking for revenge. Stay Scared.
Written by Shae
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This week was my little sister's birthday, so I didn't actually get to watch this when it aired. Mattie watched it first, and so did a few other people. I was warned that this was a hard episode to watch. Guys…this was a really hard episode to watch. I really don't know how to cope with what happened, other than to turn to Tumblr and whatnot. That site understands the feels that just happened.
Boy, did feels happen. All of season 9 lead up to this very moment; the final confrontation with Metatron. With Gadreel on their side, things were looking up. Dean, however, decided to slice Gadreel with the First Blade and sent the angel fleeing. Cas and Sam thought it best if Dean and the Blade were separated, so Dean got locked away while his little brother and the angel of the Lord went to find Gadreel and make things 'right'. Cas helps to heal him, while weakening himself further. The stolen grace is making him a time bomb, but he wants to do what's right. Meanwhile, Dean's not having any of this being locked up crap. He summons Crowley and has the King of Hell help him get to the Blade. As it turns out, the First Blade and Mark of Cain are making him crave murder. Dean's behavior even has Crowley intrigued, especially since it might benefit him later.
Metatron decides that it's time to make himself known to the humans, and what a better way to do that than by performing 'miracles'. Bringing people back from 'death', healing the sick, and even turning water into bourbon. Truly, he is the new Messiah, right? That's what he's trying to convince everyone of, anyway and people are totally buying into it. His actions go viral, and with the help of Crowley, Dean finds a lead on Metatron's whereabouts. But, being buddies with the King of Hell only goes so far. When Sam shows up, that's Crowley's cue to leave the brothers. Dean's got the First Blade and a vendetta to carry out, and Sam just wants an end to all this. At least Castiel and Gadreel are fine, right?
The angels do manage to make it to Heaven, only to be locked in prison, while Metatron's away. This does not set well with Gadreel at all. Having been locked in here for centuries, Gadreel is not about to be do it all over again. He sacrifices himself so that Castiel can be free and put an end to Metatron's reign. With the help of Hannah, Castiel gets to Metatron's room and searches for the angel tablet. Metatron is busy finally confronting Dean, though. And winning. The fight's not pretty and despite Dean being all powerful with the First Blade, Metatron has god-like power and uses it. The scribe stabs Dean just as Sam shows up to the scene. Soon after, vanishing to confront Castiel; the angel tablet shattered in pieces on the floor. Dean dies in Sam's arms. Castiel tricks Metatron into spilling all his lies and plans in front of all the angels, then spares his life, locking him in the prison where he can't hurt anyone.
With Dean's lifeless body left in his own room, Sam goes to summon Crowley. To make a deal; save his older brother. Crowley, however, is busy having a little chat with Dean, placing the First Blade, into his hand and telling him that what he's feeling isn't death, but a new life. We're left with Dean opening his eyes to find them all black…
I have to say, this really got me on so many levels. Still, the finale ends with Sam willing to do anything to save his brother (in contrast to the start of the season and his declaration to do otherwise) and Cas wanting to just be an angel, not a leader. Crowley, of course, will always be Crowley. He's the most lovable demon there is, and Dean? Well, he's a demon now himself. They've done a wonderful job for setting up season 10, and I cannot wait until the fall to see just what happens.
Written by Scotty
Moving out on your own as a child can be something that you have been looking forward to all of your life, but when your parents are not around to help out with the basics, you can be in for a rude awakening. Even when you think you may be making the correct decision for your own future, it is always good to make sure that your parents or family are involved just in case you might need a little bit of help. Although they might not show it to you right away, your family will do much more than you would ever expect to make sure you are comfortable and safe.
Janet Slate is sick and tired of living at home with her sister and mother and wants to move out on her own. Signing a lease on the first apartment that she has seen, Janet is ready to start her life over in a manner of speaking, without the abuse she has received over the past couple of years. Although her sister is upset with the situation, Janet could care less as she is out of the house, a grown woman and does not need permission from anyone to live her life the way she sees fit. Even though it seems strange being alone, Janet is happy with her decision and is ready for her first night in the apartment.
Seeing and hearing strange things on her first night, Janet was not able to locate who or what could be doing them. Not willing to give in to the theories that there is someone else in the apartment with her, she takes some sleeping pills and tries to fall asleep. A stranger is walking outside of her bedroom, bouncing a tennis ball and not listening to Janet’s requests to leave, instead the stranger stakes her claim to the apartment by throwing Janet across the room. Not believing what happened the previous night, Janet does know that she does not want to go back to her new home, at least not alone for the fear of what she thinks happened to her.
Calling on her boyfriend to come over as she does not feel safe in the apartment, Janet feels comfort that she will be ok with someone else with her, but when Mark leaves the room, Janet is attacked by someone and thrown from the balcony. Not believing she would ever kill herself, Janet’s sister Lara decides to investigate what happened in the room, but when she is met by the detective who is in charge of the case, she believes that there is something more sinister going on than just a human causing the deaths. Lara does not feel right in the apartment, but keeps getting drawn back to it when she receives a call from her dead sister to help her. Calling in her back up, Mark, Lara feels safe with someone else watching her back, but the hatred in the small apartment could be too much for even the two to tolerate.
Apartment 1303 follows the relationship between the Slate family women. As there is no father in the picture and the mother is a former rock legend who can only get her new ideas from mixing alcohol with her medications. Making enough money to survive comfortably for her and her daughters, she believes that everything is just fine, but when Janet moves out on her own, she puts the blame on Lara who is the stationary target. When Janet is found dead, the mother continues to blame Lara, but now much more aggressive about it and Lara is pushed out of the comforts of her life and into the clutches of what killed her sister. With nobody else in the apartment, Lara wants to feel safe, but can tell there is someone, something else with her. Calling on the help of her sister’s boyfriend, Lara feels safe for a time with him staying around, but starts to understand that just his presence will not be enough to keep whatever spirits inhabit the apartment at bay.
This is one of those ghost story movies that will leave you a little bit skeptical about moving into an apartment or house where someone has died. Some tenants do not want to be bothered or move on when they have been told to and that can be a very dangerous situation for everyone involved. I really enjoyed the family dynamic that was played out in this film with a mother that does not really understand what her actions are doing to her children, forcing them to find their own way. Without knowing what the apartment was really holding onto, both daughters are forced with the decision of a lifetime, whether to move back home or face their fears when it comes to living on their own for the first time. With a little girl telling everyone that moves into the place to leave, a creepy landlord that only wants to receive payments with what women have to offer and a ghost that wants the apartment to herself, this is a flick that will make you think twice about where you move to next. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Wanting the best for our children is something every parent prays for, even if it is protecting them from their past. If there is something that could harm our kids based upon the family name, it used to be easy to keep them from finding it out. These days, that has become much more difficult with everything about everyone being on the World Wide Web. If you really want to know about what your family is known for, be it good or bad, you can always find out, if you are able to search it correctly.
Civil War hero and author Ambrose Bierce is nearing the end of his life and is looking for a change. He is venturing down into Mexico to try to find and join Pancho Villa’s revolutionary forces to do good once again in his own eyes. Not being taken seriously on his trip when talking to any Mexicans due to the color of his skin, Ambrose is forced to take to other means to find a way to locate these freedom fighters, as he is only one man that is not versed in the culture.
Holding up in a small town that is about to have a hanging, Ambrose finds a young couple of missionaries that are looking to bring good into the unholy confines of the country. When the hanging is broken up by the outlaws gang, it is known that something much greater is afoot around the small town. When the hangman’s daughter is taken as a human shield by the outlaw Madrid, the hangman and his band of law keepers have to find the outlaw and return her to freedom.
As Esmeralda and Madrid venture out together, they find that they have much more in common than they could ever imagine. While Ambrose is on his own adventure with the missionaries, John and Mary Newlie, their stagecoach is attacked by Madrid and his men with promise of a secret treasure. Ambrose has no money, much less any gold to appease the outlaw gang and is sent on his way with John and Mary. Not knowing where to go, they find what seems to be an abandoned inn that will serve as shelter for the night. But when the inn comes to life, it turns into a lively cantina that caters to some of the most unsavory inhabitants.
From Dusk Till Dawn 3 follows three different groups as they are all looking for something different, but wind up in the same location. As they all find each other held up in the same location, the battle is about to begin, but when Esmeralda is found out by the woman that runs the cantina to be someone much more than she seems on the outside, the building turns into a convention of death. The vampires show their true form and tear apart their patrons, limb from limb. Needing to capture their long lost daughter, the vampires need to find a way to gain the trust of the normal humans in the bar and have them return their future leader.
Number three of the From Dusk Till Dawn series and what better way to end it as a prequel? Being set in the early western days, there is no way to stop the ancient treat with anything other than a wooden stake, which is the way it should be. Keeping with what its predecessor/sequel has done with the vampires being able to shape shift into bats, this gives a deeper look at what would happen when the time comes for a vampire queen to assume her throne. With plenty of action, deceit and blood, it is a fun movie to watch. My only problem is that they never try to explain where or when the threat actually started down in Mexico and what relevance the place of the fabled Titty Twister has in the lore. Outside of that, it is a great little film that keeps you entertained once the vampires hit the screen. Stay Scared.
Written by Scotty
Planning for retirement could be one of the hardest things to do these days. Not knowing where you will be in the next five years, to what you will be doing, to not knowing if you will have enough money to live comfortably in your later years. But we battle toward it regardless, after all, we want that peace and quiet and be secure in the knowledge that we can finally sit back and relax until our time is up.
Buck is not looking for normal work as he has just been released from prison. Buck is looking to make money the easy way and the only way he knows how to, robbing banks. Traveling around the Texas area, Buck is looking to get himself a crew together to work on their next job, but does not know if all of his old boys will be in or not. Meeting very little hesitation from anyone in the group with a promise of upwards of six hundred thousand dollars apiece, the stage is set and all they have to do is formulate a plan of how to get the money out.
Luther is trying to make the heist planning meeting with Buck, but runs into a large bat on his drive into town. With the large creature flying though his radiator but still being alive, Luther thinks that this is some sort of monster and shoots it in the head. Not knowing if he will make the meeting at all, Luther walks down the road, trying to find a new method of transportation. Running into a large bar called The Titty Twister, Luther feels right at home with all of the gorgeous women walking around. He sits back at the bar and tells the bartender his woes and to his surprise, he is offered a ride to his meeting at no extra charge.
Buck and the other members of the crew are sitting and waiting for Luther to make his appearance. While being bored, Jesus finds himself a little lady that requires his attention, so he leaves the others to their own while taking care of business. Taking a shower after he wakes up, Jesus is met with a bat biting him on the neck and forcing him to pass out. Jesus hears Luther pull into the hotel as well, and the two can tell that they have a special secret between them both. Getting their plans together, Luther is insistent that they pull of the heist tonight. Even though the rest of the group is hesitant, the dollar values that are rolling in their eyes will not allow them to pass it up, no matter how odd it seems.
From Dusk Till Dawn 2 follows Buck as he is trying to get his next job lined up as he is in desperate need of money after being released from prison. Teaming up with his old crew, his eyes are only on the prize and he believes that his group feels the same way. When a couple members start acting strange, Buck tries to pull back a bit, but the money is too much and too important for him to pass up, so he continues with the plan in front of him. When entering the bank however, he finds out that a couple of his longtime friends have changed, and now they are not only after the money, but after blood. When no fear is being shown from his vampire crew, Buck has to make a decision if jail would be the better alternative to being someone else’s dinner. Having to trust the marshal that locked him up so many years ago, Buck needs to find a way to survive until morning with the blood suckers on the loose.
An interesting follow up film to From Dusk Till Dawn. It explores a little more into the vampire lore that has the blood suckers being able to change into bats as some of the classic movies and stories have shown us. With the return of The Titty Twister, it tries to stay within the same realm, but falls short with how the characters interact with each other. A group of old friends getting together to pull off one last job that will last them for many years to come is something that has been done before, but not with vampires breathing down their necks, or becoming vampires. They get kudos for the originality of how the story played out and for some better blood sucker deaths, along with getting an idea of how vampires handle money. Stay Scared.
Written by Shae
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Just when you thought it was safe to not have feels. Things get feel-y. Is that even a word? No, no it's not. But it should be! This week,the Winchester's meet with Castiel, again, due to some…very…interesting happenings. Angels are exploding themselves and killing other angels in the name of Castiel. Only, this is news to Cas and his organization because he had no idea this was going on. Dean is in no mood for any of this, and he may just get a bit too rough and a little to…blade happy when it comes to getting answers.
For once Crowley is staying out of it. Which is fair since he did just release his son into the current time line, against the Winchester's wishes. Abaddon is kind of dead, so he does have his hands full trying to reclaim and rebuild his kingdom. As for the angels? With their already dwindling numbers, angels killing angels has to end, right? Hopefully! These angels are doing anything they can to kill those on Metraton's side. As it is, Cas is working to try and find a peaceful way to end this war. Seems he's had enough of this violence.
Remember that little reaper, named Tess? Dean does. Turn's out she's on Castiel's side, or is she? Dean interrogates her…and it turns out she was planning to suicide bomb herself in the name of Castiel. All because there is no heaven, no hope, and nothing to live for. That seems to be the general gist of why these angels want to do what they've been doing. Well, that and Metatron has been recruiting them to do so. Tricking them into doing just that. As it turns out, Gadreel had been personally getting these angels, and apparently reapers, to join Metatron's cause. When Gadreel finally finds out what Metatron has been planning he does the best thing he could ever do…
He goes to the Winchesters and Castiel. Offering to join their side. Which would be fine, if Dean wasn't on some blood thirsty rampage, taking control of the situation.
Well, Tuesday offers the season finale…thankfully we have a season 10, but really? With one show to go, and so many ends to tie up, what's going to happen!?
Written by Scotty
Trying to prove the existence of the afterlife is something that many people are obsessed with. Trying to find a ghost, a shadow person or a demon could take many people their entire lives, but once they are able to capture strong evidence of this, their lives have been fulfilled. Even with the strongest evidence however, there will still be people that will doubt its authenticity and instead of it being held as fact to the masses, it becomes just one more thing to be questioned by the skeptics.
Young film makers Sean and Alex are wanting to prove that an old asylum is haunted. Talking with their friends about their past experiences with the supernatural just heightens their resolve to prove this. With most of their friends admitting to seeing or hearing something in their past that was not of this world, the two set off to the old asylum with video cameras in hand and are ready to prove to the world that there is something strange going on.
Entering the vacated building and being joined their friend Antonella, the group is ready to put themselves in harm’s way to prove the existence of the afterlife. Believing that ghosts are not powerful enough to harm a live human, they search the abandoned asylum, floor by floor, room by room. With nothing strange happening to start their investigation, they start to question if all of the rumors of what happened in the old building are true.
With reports of electroshock therapy and lobotomies being common place in the old institution, the three believe that there has to be something left behind by the old inhabitants. When strange sounds start to occur around the building and shapes in the shadows are seen, if only for a moment, the group starts to fear that they are not the only ones in the asylum. As their investigation starts to take them deeper and deeper into the building, the group starts to fear the shadows and all of the dolls that are placed around the building. When each member goes off on their own however, they have to start to believe that there is something more powerful than a hunting occurring in the building, but a possession.
Greystone Park is a first person account of what is currently happening in the abandoned asylum, with a strong look at its past. Not knowing what is real with the lack of lights in front of them, Sean, Alex and Antonella are all faced with the fear of an unseen threat. Believing that ghosts are not able to harm the living, the group starts to fear that what they are up against is another person who may be inhabiting the old building. Seeing things that have them questioning their own sanity, the group needs to find a way to escape the old psycho ward before whoever or whatever finds them and does something unspeakable.
As far as horror movies go, this one is right in the middle. With plenty of scares, you are not able to witness what the members of the team do since it is shot by the actors. This seems to be the cheapest and easiest way to make a horror movie these days and as long as there is a strong story line behind it, I do not mind. Playing with the fears of the group is the best thing Greystone Park brings to the screen and although you are not able to witness the threat to start the film, you do get a fine payoff at the end. Also playing around with the thoughts of possession of the different group members is a roundabout way to explain why they start to act so strange during the investigation, but when the movie starts you are told that anyone that enters the old building is driven to madness, so you are left with trying to figure out what really happened to the group. Stay Scared.