Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trailer Tuesday: Noah

I have no desire to watch this movie. After I heard about the "Rock Monsters" and that Noah tried to murder his family while on the Ark, I decided, "No Thanks!" But if you guys enjoyed it, then you enjoyed it.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Paranormal Topic of the Week: Annabelle the Doll

So I recently watched The Conjuring and one of the supernatural elements I really enjoyed about it was the story about Annabelle. So I thought I'd talk about that one for a little bit.

So to start off with, Annabelle is actually a Raggity Ann doll. She was given to a nurse as a birthday gift. Well this nurse, Donna, and her roommates started noticing that there was something strange about the doll. They put it in one room and then find it in another. They later started experimenting with it by putting the doll in a unique position and then leave for the day. When they came back she would be in a completely different position. They started to get curious so they hired a medium to come in, thinking the doll was possessed.

The medium told them that the spirit of a girl named Annabelle died on the land that the apartment was built on and just wanted to be friends. The roommates were sad to hear that so they decided that Annabelle could stay. Big mistake. All kinds of crazy shit started happening. Annabelle would leave notes for the roommates, she started bleeding at one point, and then she tried to kill Lou (the only roommate that wanted Annabelle gone.

After that the roommates spoke to Ed and Lorraine Warren about this haunting. The Warrens are sometimes referred to as the original Ghost Hunters. They travel everywhere investigating the paranormal. After the interview The Warrens had bad news for the roommates. It wasn't a ghost haunting them...in fact there was no Annabelle to begin with. It was a demon trying to find it's way into their lives and when they gave it permission to stay, the demon was able to do whatever it wanted. It's goal was to possess one of them and it most likely would end up with one or all of the roommates dead. The Warrens had a priest exorcise the doll and that was that. But the Warrens felt that the doll was still unsafe so, with the roommates' permission, they took the doll away and kept it in their home along with other cursed objects.


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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Walking Dead Recap: S04 E011 Claimed


OK, So Glenn and Tara are travelling with Abraham and his friends and he's very insistent that they stay together. Michonne opens up to Carl about her life before the Apocalypse while poor Rick is trying to avoid detection from bandits who broke into the house they're staying at.

Let's start with Glenn and Tara. They are riding in a truck with Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita who have their own quest. During the trip Tara has been keeping track of turns and landmarks so when Glenn wakes up she can lead him back to the buss where they think Maggie might be. When Glenn does wake up he throws a fit and wants to turn back and find Maggie. Abraham tries to change his mind by telling him his cause is more important than finding Maggie. According to Abraham, Eugene is a doctor who know how the whole Apocalypse happened and wants to travel to Washington DC to see if he can help find a solution.

Frankly my dear, Glenn doesn't give a rat's ass. After wrestling with each other and fighting zombies together, Glenn still takes off in his quest to find Maggie. The rest of the group follows because Eugene, being the genius that he is, shot the truck up and killed it. So everyone decides, "ok let's follow the Korean. what else are we going to do". I have to say I don't trust Eugene...I just don't.

Moving on to Michonne, Rick and Carl. Michonne and Carl have a tender moment at the breakfast table talking about normal things until the conversation turned to Judith. So Michonne and Carl decide to go look for supplies while Rick stays at the house and recuperates. During their scavenger hunt Michonne tries to cheer Carl up with little success. She peaks his interests when she makes the comment that toddlers find her funny and that her son thought his was hilarious. Carl continues to pry and Michonne turns it into a game. She'll answer one question for every room but only after they clear the room. We learn that her son's name was Andre Anthony, he was her only child, and that she lost him when the Apocalypse started. As they continue to check the house she finds a child's room where a family of five was either executed or committed suicide. Very sad.

Rick, on the other hand, is trying to relax and heal his wound but then he hears some screaming down stairs and realizes that the house was broken into. Either Rick is a ninja or he's just lucky because he had to dodge one guy after another hoping to escape the house and warn Michonne and Carl before they got to the house. Obviously these morons don't know to stab the recently deceased and Rick uses that to his advantage. He kill one of the bandits in the bathroom and crack the door open so when the bandit turns zombie....SURPRISE!!! He escapes the house and lies in wait for the bandits to find their fallen zombie comrades. Once the screaming starts, Rick takes off, finds Michonne and Carl, then take off. While they walk to nowhere, they find another sign that tells them about the safe haven Terminus. They decide, "what the hell" and go.

Watching the promo for next week all I have to say is this.....IF DARYL DIES WE RIOT!!!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Paranormal Topic of the Week: Jersey Devil

I've heard a lot about this creature. I remember seeing an episode of "Paranormal State" where they investigated the Jersey Devil. But I gotta be honest, I've never heard of this legend before.

According to Wikipedia(ya I know...when has this site ever been legit?)

"It was said that Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, stated that this one would be the Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night. Gathered around her were her friends. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child's father was the Devil himself. The child was born normal, but then changed form. It changed from a normal baby to a creature with hooves, a goat's head, bat wings and a forked tail. It growled and screamed, then killed the midwife before flying up the chimney. It circled the villages and headed toward the pines. In 1740 a clergy exorcised the demon for 100 years and it wasn't seen again until 1890."

I can't really find anything other than "Devil Hunters" research. It's not like the Chupacabra (which I don't believe in) where it's been reported that it has attacked livestock. The Jersey Devil seems to be some scary story used to scare little kids. Kinda like the Boogeyman.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Walking Dead: "Inmates" S04 E010


This episode was broken up between four different groups and at least a few of those stories overlap. So let's figure out what the hell is going on.

The episode starts with Daryl and Beth running for their lives with Beth's voice as a narrator. It sounds like a journal entry and throughout the episode we see Beth stepping up and being a survivor. While Daryl is slowly regressing to his anti-social ways, Beth chooses to believe that there has to be some survivors from the prison so she pushes Daryl to help her find the others.

Ok, so Tyreese is busy playing babysitter to Lizzie, Mika, and......wait for it.....The Little Ass-Kicker Judith Grimes!!!! Tyreese saved Judith so that's why she wasn't in her carrier. Anyway, they were running from area to area trying to find another safe place.We see more of Lizzie's insanity when we see her dissect a couple of rabbits. So she was the one chopping up the rats at the prison and possibly feeding the rats to the Walkers. While they were wandering the woods, Tyreese hears a cry for help and thinks it's the rest of the group. He has the girls watch Judith while he goes save the person in distress. While he's gone poor Judith is crying which upsets Mika because of the noise she's making. So Lizzie thinks it's a brilliant idea to try and smother the baby. Tyreese fights the Walkers attacking a small group of people(not from the prison) but he's too late to do any real good. When he's done Carol shows up with Lizzie, Mika, and Judith(still alive). Tyreese is happy to see her which is hilarious since it was Carol who killed his girlfriend....not that he knows that right now. One of the people he was trying to save tells him to follow the train tracks because they heard that there was a safe community to live up the road called Terminus. Is it really a safe place or is it another Woodbury?

 Maggie is with Sasha and Bob licking their wounds. Sasha is more closed off and going into survival mode. But Maggie wants to return to the prison to find Glenn. Sasha doesn't like that idea but Bob decides to humor Maggie. As they head back to the prison, they find the bus that has Glenn! But as they approach the bus they realize that all of the people inside are now Walkers. Devastated Maggie has Sasha and Bob let the Walkers our so she can see if Glenn is in there. Walker after Walker are killed until she climbs on the bus and finds a dark haired Walker. After she kills the Walkers she sits down and starts crying....

But thankfully those are tears of joy because Glenn wakes up back at the prison surrounded by Walkers. Turns out he hopped off the bus and ran to the prison to find Maggie but in the confusion and tank fire he was knocked out. Glenn realizes that he's alone and doesn't really know how to handle it. He makes his way to his and Maggie's cell and has a moment to himself. He finds a picture of Maggie and finds the will to survive and a new mission.....find Maggie. He goes from cell to cell finding supplies, weapons, and armor to he can survive the zombie horde outside. While he's running through the courtyard, he find Tara (one of the Governor's people) sitting in a small cage looking helpless. He thinks about leaving her but chooses to help her. She admits to him that she was part of the attacking group, which he already knows, but pushes her to help him anyway. After they make it out of the prison, Tara continues to talk about what happened during the attack. She tells him about Hershel(he didn't know he died), she talks about how the Brian(the Governor) told them that Glenn's group were bad people which she now understands is wrong. She also questions why he wants her help in the first place, but he says he doesn't want her help...he needs her help to find Maggie. They work together to fight off some Walkers when a new group of people stumble upon them.

Dun Dun Duh! It's Sgt. Abraham Ford! Friend or Foe? we'll see in episodes to come...