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Hello Horror Lovers!

Sorry I have disappeared lately, but it was my birthday last week so I have been busy! Anywho, I have been thinking of rating episodes of Supernatural for a while now, so that I can post them for all of you to see and hopefully encourage anyone who isn’t currently watching to watch this awesome show! I have decided that I am going to do this by season, with a few episodes per post, posting my ratings for each episode out of ten, along with a small blurb about the episode. If anyone has any questions about the episode or my rating, just ask!

Season One (2005-2006):

Episode 1: Pilot
Sam is about to graduate from college, and has an interview to potentially join one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. After a night of celebrating with his girlfriend Jessica, his brother Dean, who he has not seen since leaving for college, shows up in the middle of the night to tell him that their father is missing while on a hunting trip. Sam leaves with Dean to find their father, and wind up in a town named Jericho, where unmarried men have been disappearing without a trace because of a woman in white.
My rating: 9/ 10. It is a very good episode to start off the show!

Episode 2: Wendigo
After seeing Sam’s girlfriend Jessica die, Sam leaves college to continue to search for his father alongside his older brother Dean. Sam and Dean are led to Black Water Ridge on their search for their father, where they end up posing as Park Rangers in order to help a brother and sister find their lost brother. The brothers believe that he was taken by a Wendigo, a creature which was once a man, but was forced to eat human flesh in order to survive, giving him speed, strength and immortality, and is always hungry for more.
My rating: 9.25/ 10. Wendigo is a great episode, probably one of my favourites from season one.

Episode 3: Dead in the Water
While going through the newspaper, Dean comes across a mysterious drowning victim at Lake Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Upon further research Sam and Dean soon discover more people who have drowned in the same lake, but their bodies were never found. When Sam and Dean show up in town they befriend a boy whose father has drowned. They come to believe the lake is haunted by a spirit and must hunt the spirit down before more and more people are killed. This episode stars Amy Acker from Angel.
My rating: 9.5/ 10. I love this episode, and seeing Amy Acker was awesome!

“Angel’s our friend… except I don’t like him”

Xander said this in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He never liked Angel!

Spike-James-Marsters

The horror actor that I would like to mention today is James Marsters! I know him from playing Spike on the awesome tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as I’m sure many of you know him from too. Playing Spike on Buffy is what made me love him, haha. James Marsters was born August 20, 1962 in Greenville, California. He attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre and then did stage work for ten years before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor. He had his big break as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Apparently the character Spike was supposed to be killed off after a few episodes, but the role of the platinum blonde, sarcastic, (not to mention extremely attractive) vampire Spike became so popular that James became a regular on Buffy, and later the spin-off show Angel. James has been in films such as House on Haunted Hill and P.S. I Love You, as well as on tv shows such as Supernatural, Smallville and Without A Trace.

If you are a horror lover, you will have seen James Marsters before. If you say you haven’t, I would say you have some serious catching up to do.

 

“I love you, even if you’re covered in slime”

Angel said this to Buffy in season three of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I love horror television shows. For an all around horror enthusiast, the fact that they’ve come up with many horror shows now is awesome. My favourites on tv now are Supernatural (best show ever, I have all of the seasons!), Dexter (unfortunately I don’t get the channel but I buy the seasons as soon as they come out!) and The Walking Dead (which is SO cool!). I also have been watching Under The Dome. Shows that used to be on tv that I love (and have all of the seasons of) are Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Harper’s Island. I may be forgetting some, but those are the ones that popped into my mind. I love horror!

What horror tv shows do you like/ love?

The Cabin in the Woods just came out in theatres on Friday April 13th. It stars Kristen Connolly (Mona Lisa Smile, The Happening), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Star Trek), Anna Hutchison (Power Rangers- tv series), Richard Jenkins (Me, Myself and Irene, Burn After Reading), Bradley Whitford (Billy Madison, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) and Amy Acker (Angel- tv series). The Cabin in the Woods is about five friends who go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they end up getting much more than they bargained for. Together, they try to survive and discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

I went to see it on Tuesday with my cousin, as I had been wanting to see the movie for quite a while. One of the co-writers is Joss Whedon, who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer (one of my favourite shows), so I was really looking forward to seeing it. The movie started off well, with an introduction to the five friends, as well as a bit of mystery. As the plot developed, I found I was enjoying the movie and was able to follow along. There are some parts of the movie which really make you wonder what on earth is going on, but once the movie comes to an end you will understand everything. I don’t want to give too much of the movie away, but the ending definitely surprised me. They did a good job of answering all questions the audience will have, and anyone who enjoys gore will like the ending. They also did a good job with including a lot of suspense, as well as some well timed comical moments.

There were a few moments in the movie that I didn’t particularly find enjoyable though. The last scene was definitely one of those moments, which sucks because every movie should have a strong ending, whereas this one had a good ending up until the last scene.

For a horror/ thriller, I think I would give this movie a 7 out of 10. I did enjoy it for the most part, although it was strange, but the last scene was not good. If it had been good, I probably would have rated it a 8 or 8.5 out of 10.

Definitely a bit of an odd movie, but if you enjoy odd horrors/ thrillers, go out and see it!