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Hello Horror Lovers!

My apologies for not posting in about three weeks! I have been very busy with school, work, etc., so unfortunately I have been forgetting to post! I was also unable to get into my account for some reason for the past few days, that should be fixed now though.

I recently watched Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, and enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s about a group of college students who travel across the globe to save the land where a Native tribe live from construction crews, and their plane ends up crashing and those who survive the crash are taken by the tribe. The tribe are cannibals so the students try to escape with their lives. There is a lot of gore, cannibalism, gross bodily fluids and nudity in the film so it is not for the faint of heart. I had been waiting to see the film for well over a year and knew a lot about it so I felt fully prepared, but I’m sure other people were shocked by the movie. I enjoyed it though, and would recommend it to anyone who isn’t bothered by cannibalism, gore or very intense films.

Here are my ratings for Supernatural season one, episodes four, five and six.

Episode 4: Phantom Traveler
A former client of Dean’s calls him up when a plane crashes under very mysterious circumstances. After another strange crash occurs, Dean and Sam must board a flight in danger to save the other passengers, even though Dean is terrified of flying.
Rating: 9.5/10. It was a good, and very comical episode!

Episode 5: Bloody Mary
A man dies of an apparent stroke in front of a mirror but Sam and Dean believe something, or someone (Bloody Mary), may be behind his death. Dean tries to help Sam open up about his girlfriend’s death after Sam lets it slip that there’s some information that he hasn’t told Dean about Jessica’s death.
Rating: 10/10. Bloody Mary is dark, creepy, and is one of my favourite episodes from season one!

Episode 6: Skin
Sam’s friend Zach is accused of murder, so Sam offers to help out by checking up on his sister Rebecca, and looking into the case. Rebecca claims that her brother could not have committed the murder because he was with her at the time the murder occurred. Unfortunately, all the physical evidence the police have points to Zach being at the scene of the crime. Sam and Dean have to find out what happened, and wonder could Zach have been at two places at the same time?
Rating: 8.5/10. I like that this episode is fleshy and gross, and has a few particularly funny lines.

fearFear The Walking Dead premieres tonight at 9pm! I am curious about the show, and what it will contribute to what we know from watching The Walking Dead. The thing is though, with being a huge TWD fan, I am not holding out hope that this new show will be as good, especially since it will be all new characters. Not that I think it will be terrible, but I am cautiously curious about how things will go. What do you all think? Will you be watching tonight?

Hello Horror Lovers,

What did everyone think of The Walking Dead’s season five finale? First off, I was glad that it was 90 minutes rather than 60 minutes with all the commercials we always get. To be honest though, the episode wasn’t what I expected, or all of what I had hoped for. I was happy to see Morgan again and have him finally join Rick at the end of the episode! I was also happy to see that the group was sticking together and none of them died, because I was concerned about somebody important dying! I also enjoyed seeing that Rick finally killed Pete, although it’s unfortunate that Pete had to kill someone before Rick could kill him. I was really hoping for more of a battle though within the walls of Alexandria, because most of the town are complete morons! I thoroughly believe that they need Rick to lead them, keep them all alive and teach them how to actually survive rather than just relying on walls to hide behind. So I have rather mixed feelings on the finale. What did you think?

I went and saw Annabelle a week and a half ago, and I had heard very mixed reviews. It was #2 at the box office, and I had heard it was very good and scary, I had also heard it wasn’t scary at all. Now granted, I can’t judge how a film will be when people say it’s scary, as there are few movies that would actually scare me anymore, but people saying it’s not scary can be a bad sign. Anyway, I went to see Annabelle with my friend Melanie, and I enjoyed it! The film is a prequel to The Conjuring, which was released last year, and is about a couple who begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists. The vintage doll is of course Annabelle. They succeeded in making Annabelle rather creepy, and adding lots of suspense. I liked the characters, even though they were not always the brightest at times. I think overall the film is very good, and makes The Conjuring make a bit more sense. If you don’t like dolls, you may get freaked out by this movie, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. 🙂

I’d rate Annabelle with an 8 out of 10. A good movie, so check it out!

Blood Widow is an 84 minute horror film released this year. The film does not have any big actors, and is about a young couple who have just bought a home away from the city. Unknown to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was closed in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and Hugh’s friends explore the property, they have no idea that they disturbed an emotionally-broken killer: The Blood Widow. I came across the film at HMV for $19.99, and while I had never heard of it before, I thought the film looked interesting so I decided to buy it.

While watching the film a few days later, I found the film to be very dark, to the point where I couldn’t tell what was going on in a couple of scenes. The characters are not particularly interesting, and the script isn’t fantastic (some of the lines sounded really corny and forced). The film is also fairly slow in the beginning, and once the killing started, the characters didn’t really act how you would think they should in this kind of situation. It’s not that the film is horrible, but it’s very mediocre, with few surprises and no real wow factor. There were a few scenes that I liked, but I was very disappointed with the ending of the film. The blood widow kills someone and then it just ends all of a sudden.

Overall, the film, if I were to describe it in one word, would be meh. About a 5 out of 10 I think. Not worth the $19.99 price at all, so don’t buy this film, and skip watching it, because you can use that 84 minutes to watch a better film!

I watched this film on Netflix called Abandoned Mine, starring Alexa Vega (from Spy Kids). The movie is about five friends who decide to spend Halloween in an abandoned mine that is supposedly haunted by a family of ghosts. After they become trapped, they must find their way out alive. The film is 95 minutes and came out last year.

I was rather weary of watching this film, because most of the reviews on Netflix were rather negative, and unfortunately I should have listened to them. The film gets off to an okay start, even if rather predictable. As the movie goes along, all I see is mediocre acting, predictable scenes, no suspense and bad filming. To be honest, there’s really nothing about this movie I enjoyed. It’s slow and predictable, and wasn’t worth 95 minutes of my time, so I would not suggest it to anyone. I can’t think of a rating, as it really isn’t worth coming up with one. If you come across Abandoned Mine, just pass it.