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Monday, August 25, 2014

My Thoughts on True Blood Season 7 Episode 10



  So did everyone keep their composure? I know some of you cried, and there is nothing wrong with that. It was certainly a night filled with emotion. We had a few surprises, and some things went according to plan. I can't say I'm happy with everything that happened, but I didn't expect to be. So here are my final thoughts on True Blood, and the appropriately named episode 10, "Thank You."
  My thoughts on the characters before “One Year Later”…
  Mr. Gus: Toast! Just as expected! Eric had enough of him. You can't threaten Pam and Sookie and get away with it. I will say it was kind of weak how he seemed so in control then all of the sudden Eric gets the best of him and that's it.
  Mr. Gus's men: No more whorehouses for you! I wish they would have shown Eric kill them.
  Pam: Surprised she didn't win for my favorite line of the night! Not surprised she didn't read Bill's book! They certainly enjoyed dressing her up a few more times. Oh and nice back flip!
  Eric: Pam and him supplied the only real action scene of the night, which was expected! He was hilarious jamming in the car with the dead guys. I really wish we had seen more of him in the episode. I kind of wanted him to show up for Sookie, but I guess that would have defeated the point of her moving on. Shocked he didn't kill Sarah!
  Sarah: A lesbian vampire really? Pam should have killed her right there. Surprised she read Bill's book!
  Holly: Doesn't know much about vampire weddings, but looked ready for a marriage of her own.
  Arlene: Arlene just being Arlene!
  Andy: Wow! He gets the house! Got screwed on the deal though. $1 rent isn't going pay the taxes! I like the way he conducted the wedding, especially on short notice.
  Hoyt: So that was definitely one of the surprises of the night. Thought Jessica and him were headed to being together, but not getting married. And making up with Jason, good move I guess.
  Jessica: Released from Bill, but still attached to him. He wanted to know she was taken care of, and she made it happen.
  Bridget: I didn't expect her to meet Sookie. I guess that foreshadowed what was to come. Hopefully she learns to make coffee in the morning!
  Jason: Let's start with the final, and surprise winner for my favorite line of the night when he said, "it puts everything in prescription for us." Glad they got in one more funny Jason line! He definitely had it rolling last night. Not able to give Sookie advice, helping Hoyt, and the look he gave Bridget in the car! Glad at least one character put everything they had on display last night!
  Rev. Daniels: One more time with some wise words. Kind of surprised we saw so much of him this season. Again, he's not a bad character, but I would have rather seen the time spent on someone more important.
  Sookie: The ups and downs for a main character. I've already talked about what she's gone through, and we all know it so I'm not going over it again. Still they saved the toughest moment for last. I don't really understand what the difference was between not blasting Bill, and staking him instead. I guess Bill sort of helped with the staking. She might have been better off blasting him, and not getting Bill guts all over her. Nasty! At least she finally decided to live with who and what she is.
  Bill: Well, he actually did it! No last minute change of hearts. They tried to make the scene as dramatic as possible. I found it funny how Sookie had no time for him to look at the pic. She was like now or never. Poor Bill! I would never have thought it would end with his death.
  Now for everything after “One Year Later”…
  Eric: Mr. CEO! That commercial was so ridiculous, but not as ridiculous has having Pam and him ring the bell at Wall Street. I know they are about business, but come on. And then back to Fangtasia, which makes little sense.
  Pam: Not surprised to see her in the basement, and stylish as always! So going to miss her!
  Sarah: Shocked she got to live! She got more of a life sentence instead. I guess being tied up, drank from, and having to listen to the Rev is worse than death.
  Rev: I can't believe they brought him back one more time! Killing him just didn't rid me of him! Couldn't bring back the King huh?
  Sam: One of several that got a crappy ending. At least he got a few children. 
  Nicole: Can't say I'm happy she's still with Sam.
  Lafayette: Another with a crappy ending. Still with James years later is a good sign though!
  James: Apparently doing something right!
  Andy: Couldn't tell if he married Holly yet, but seemed to be happy.
  Holly: Hopefully is making Andy happy.
  Adilyn: Still with Wade! So wrong!
  Wade: Being with your sister is weak!
  Arlene: Really exploring the vampire thing. Nice!
  Keith: Better make Arlene happy!
  Jessica: One character who really grew up over the course of the show. Glad she ended up happy!
  Hoyt: Still not pleased he got so much air time in the end, but I guess it had to be that way for Jessica’s happiness.
  Jason: Happy as hell to see him married with children. He certainly got a well-deserved ending!
  Bridget: Went from not sleeping with Jason to sleeping with him many times. She didn't know Jason always gets the girl!
  Mystery Sookie husband: That was so weird. They just made the point that she had a husband, but never showed him. I'm guessing he was a mix between Bill and Alcide.
  Sookie: Looks like she finally settled down, and moved on. Bill's death wasn't made in vain. And little Sookie is on the way! Wait she's half fairy so it could be many little fairies!
  Bill: RIP
  So some predictions came true, while others didn't happen. I was surprised Bill really died, and shocked Sarah survived. Squeezing in a wedding might have been the most unexpected moment though. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention I was also surprised Sookie mentioned “Werepanthers.” I was certain the show wanted to pretend that never happened! I thought maybe they would show the characters with a description of their future, but should have known they would do the years later thing. They like to do that.
  As you might have been able to tell, I'm not happy some characters had weak endings, and deserved better. The focus was understandably on Bill and Sookie, but that just didn't do fans of some of the other characters justice. That's kind of why I prefer they show the characters individually with their futures. While it is a nice ending for many of them it isn't a totally believable one. I mean, after years of chaos everything just goes back to normal. I don't know about that.
  Anyway, as a fan and someone who has incorporated the show into their blog, I will certainly miss it! I feel like we have been through a lot together. I have had a lot of fun doing it, and appreciate everyone who has read about True Blood here. Time to drink a True Blood, or New Blood one more time!
Thank you True Blood!!!

  HorrO

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Thoughts on True Blood Season 7, Episode 9



  All right my plea for some action just isn't working. The focus has been strongly on the character relationships, and how they are going to finish. Also on how badly they can depress the audience! Honestly, that's not really how I like my True Blood, but I guess that is what we get when a show is coming to an end. There might be a touch of action next week involving Eric, Pam, Mr. Gus, and Sarah, but that will probably be it. I'll get to my predictions later, but for now here are my thoughts on episode 9, "Love is to Die"
  Arlene: Still putting on a happy face. It's nice to see someone is trying to keep things together in a somewhat dead town.
  Wade: Needs a few seats in between him and Adilyn.
  Adilyn: Daddy is watching! That must be weird but somewhat cool to speak to someone just in your head. Someone besides yourself that is!
  Holly: Saw you somewhere in the background. Enjoy the last supper!
  Lafayette: Well it looks like it's him and James forever. At least he has someone who likes drugs, and can get V from if needed.
  James: That ended with Jessica better than I thought. He doesn't seem like someone who likes to fight anyway. Hopefully he makes Lafayette happy I guess.
  Andy: It was almost another token appearance. He's definitely one character I'm going to miss.
  Anyone else at the table I didn't mention: It was nice knowing you!
  Sam: Talk about a weak ending for an important character. I mentioned it before, and it's sad. Maybe we get something more next week, but it can't be much.
  Nicole: It's all your fault Sam got a crappy ending!
  Hoyt: They brought him back, and he's like a superhero. Killed Violet. Knocked out Jason with one punch. Doesn't take shit. And then gets the vampire. What the hell? How about a better ending for characters that have been here all along!
  Jessica: While I'm obviously not a Hoyt fan I'm glad she is happy. At least happy with him, not with what's happening to Bill. She's free to move to Alaska now! Wait, not a good idea during half of the year!
  Bridget: She takes no shit either! My way or the highway! Maybe Jason could use someone like her. And she seems pretty normal!
  Jason: Man stop letting Hoyt beat you up! Smack him at least one time! Jason might be different, but he's a good friend to have. Just keep him away from your girlfriend. So funny with the ice pack!
  Ginger: Finally!!! Applause for her!!! It only took a few decades, and lasted a few seconds! Whatever! It was a funny scene!
  Pam: Holy shit!!! For a second I thought that might have been it for her. I think I might have broken my TV if that happened. Too bad they gave it away in the previews that she survived. The suspense would have been something to really look forward to next week. At least she will be there to maybe win for my favorite line of the night like this week when she said, "El gago.I need to removeo!" Oh Pam, Spanish to some Asian guys!
  Asian guys: Still wondering why Pam was talking about the whorehouse!
  Mr. Gus: I thought I liked him, but he went too far now. Hopefully Eric ends his capitalist ass!
  Eric: He definitely wouldn't have made a good marriage counselor. I was surprised that we got to see his softer side, and was shocked he went to see Bill. They haven't always seen eye to eye, but I guess there is that respect there. And Sookie! Oh and way to take one for Team Ginger!
  Sarah: Looks like she's going to die a blonde! Only fitting!
  Sookie: First, anyone else think it was odd that she left Fangtasia and the first place she went was to Sam's? What was that going to accomplish? They really are making a depressing ending for her. Alcide's dead, Sam's gone, Eric seems to realize she won't be his, and then there's Bill! She wanted to save him, but that doesn't look likely!
  Bill: I can't believe he walked away from the cure, and more importantly Sookie. That dream must have been the last straw. I guess after listening to him he has a point. Sookie might be better off without him.
  9 episodes down, and it's prediction time. Some people's fates seem to be sealed. Andy and Holly will be married, and hopefully Adilyn and Wade knock it off. Sam and Nicole are starting a new life elsewhere. Lafayette and James, and Arlene and Keith will be vampire and wife someday.
  Then the real predictions come into play. I think Bridget stays, and gives it a try with Jason. I would say Jason goes with her to Alaska, but I'm not sure he would leave Sookie. That will make things awkward as Hoyt and Jessica probably stay together, and in town as well. Maybe Jessica can bring the two guys to an understanding. Eric and Pam will have had enough of Mr. Gus and company, and put an end to them, especially if they are going after Sookie. Eric will then finish off Sarah once and for all, and I will praise Billith for it! Pam will win for my favorite line of the night.
  Then there is Bill and Sookie, Sookie and Bill! They will try to have the most dramatic ending of a TV couple ever. Does he die? Does she help him end it? Does he take the cure at the last second? I say we get some Sookie magic that surprisingly saves him, and they can live happily ever after. Originally I was thinking she would become a vamp if possible, but I guess it’s too late for that. Eric takes control of New Blood, cures the vamps, and puts the world back in its place. We probably get flashes of the characters, and what happens to them in the future. That would be a nice way to end it. And the last prediction is that I will write one more "My Thoughts on True Blood..." So send me your predictions, and we will see who gets it right next week! 

  HorrO

Thursday, August 14, 2014

5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY



  August 14, 2009 will always be a special day for me. It was when I went from being a horror fan just watching horror movies to a participant in the world of horror. It was when I created HorrO’s Gory Reviews, and formally introduced myself to the horror world as HorrO. Go figure my first review wasn’t even a horror movie, but a sci-fi one (District 9). Hey, I was a rookie, plus I got to see the movie before its official release. I’ve gone from being a rookie to creating HorrO’s House of Horror, and couldn’t be happier about it. Now if you will bear with me for some ‘thank you’s and a little self-promotion.
  I want to celebrate HorrO’s Gory Reviews’ 5-year anniversary by thanking all those who have taken the time to read at least one review. It means something to know someone has read your work. I certainly want to thank those who have been with me from the beginning because without you there might not have been even a second or third year anniversary.
  For those reading this at PromoteHorror.com and aren’t aware of my review blog, please take a minute and check it. Besides reviews, it’s also a place for some other horror fun with pages like the ‘Horror on TV,’ ‘iPhone Horror Apps of the Month,’ and ‘Horror Item of the Week.’ Please feel free to follow me on Twitter under @Horrosreviews, and “Like” the Facebook page.
  Not celebrating an anniversary is my second site: The Dog Days in Zombieville. This is the story I wrote and decided to make a Twitter story. The story was tweeted first, and then posted on the site. The Dog Days in Zombieville is the journal of Max Wagner, as he has documented his fight for survival in Zombieville. Honestly, with my time spent on promoting horror, I haven’t been able to finish the story. Max isn’t dead, and the story will continue at some point. For those wanting to check it out, there are links on the site so that you can start reading from the beginning. Also, there are some other zombie related pages such as, ‘Zombie Pics,’ ‘Zombie iPhone Apps,’ and ‘Star Wars Zombies.’ If you want to follow the story on Twitter, you can find it under @ddnzombieville, and “Like” the Facebook page.
  And now for the big one: the 3-year anniversary of PromoteHorror.com. Yes, HorrO’s Gory Reviews is older, but I say big one here because the support for PromoteHorror.com has been more than I could have ever imagined. With that said I have to thank everyone who has requested a promotion, or as I like to call you “creators of horror.” The site wouldn’t exist without those requests. I continue to be amazed at how many creators of horror there are out there. Every time I think I’ve seen it all, someone gives me the opportunity to promote something I would never have thought of.
  Secondly, I have to thank all of the horror fans out there. The creators of horror need an audience, and you have provided that in a big way. Oh and someone has to enjoy the promotions after all. I hope you all have found something to your liking. It’s truly an honor to see so many of you repeatedly visit the site, follow along under @PromoteHorror, “Like” the Facebook page, and follow on Instagram.
  I never thought I would be here 5 years later. I also never thought PromoteHorror.com would help so many people. I honestly feel that if I walked away from it now I know I had some impact in the horror world even if it was small one. I don’t say that to be arrogant, but to prove to myself that I haven’t wasted my time. I know I helped someone make a movie. I know I helped someone sell a book. I know I helped someone get their project funded. I know I helped someone get their artwork seen. I know I helped get short films seen. I know I helped podcasts get heard. I know I helped get t-shirts sold. That’s what “Spread the Horror” means when I repeatedly mention it.
  With 5 years of reviews, and 3 years of promotions down, I’m eager to continue reviewing, and spreading the horror. I’m not sure what the future holds, but I will continue to do this as long as I can, and as long as the horror world will have me. From a creator of horror and horror fan myself; I truly appreciate the support, and all of the compliments that I’ve received. Like I said, this wouldn’t be anything without all of you great creators of horror, and the passionate horror fans out there. The compliments really go to you.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

HorrO

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Thoughts on True Blood Season 7, Episode 8



  It was good to see the pace pick up again. I would expect this to continue until the end now. Then again, the finale might end slowly as things come to an end. The focus seems to be narrowing on a few storylines, but I hope we get one last goodbye to a majority of those who are left. So to those who are left reading this, here are my thoughts on episode 8, "Almost Home"
  Arlene: Pass me a drink please! I’m just getting started!
  Sam: His storyline is meaningless now. It’s kind of a shame for someone who has been so important from the beginning.
  Unknown family: I guess you should be used to all the craziness by now.
  James: Thanks for the V.
  Rev: I seriously thought he was gone for good. I can't believe he drank the blood. At least now he can move on with Tara's mom.
  Tara's mom: Forgiven at last! It must feel good even with Tara gone.
  Lafayette: Isn't really getting much of his own storyline to end it with. Oh well, he usually gets sucked into someone else's mess anyway.
  Tara: When she died I thought that was it for her. However, they squeezed one more story out of her, and closed the book on her past trouble with her mom. I guess it was a nice way to go out.
  Little Sookie, Tara, & Lafayette: So funny seeing them play together!
  Wade: I think at least one person in that torture scene should have been killed, besides Violet, and he should have been it. Sorry to be cruel, but come on! At least a little torture! Plus that would have ended the step sister-brother relationship.
  Adilyn: Survives again!
  Andy: Happy for him that he got his daughter back. Looks like a happy ending for him.
  Holly: Sorry about the Wade comment. I guess it might have been hard to move forward with Andy if he died, so I might take it back...Maybe!
  Jason: So much for being the hero. Hopefully that is the last time he ends up with an insane woman, vampire, werepanther, creature, etc! Speaking of ending up with someone, is it Bridget or Jessica?
  Hoyt: Totally shocked me that he killed Violet. They had me fooled on that one. As you might have noticed, I wanted more out of that scene, but Hoyt ruined that for me. Figures he would come back, and do that to me. Still drawn to Jessica after all this time. I wonder if he just leaves and that's it.
  Jessica: Out of all of them, I bet she was the happiest not to be tortured! She just couldn't stay away from Hoyt. So is it Jason, or Hoyt? Since she still seems to have feelings for Hoyt that wouldn't be fair to Jason. If Hoyt leaves, I guess they will all end up alone for now.
  Bridget: She has no idea the mess she has stepped into. She better hope Hoyt just goes back home with her.
  Violet: After all those years, and it just ends like that. Sucks!!!
  Mr. Gus's men: Keep your shirts on, and speak English before you kill someone for no reason!
  Mr. Gus: A true capitalist! Shame on him for what he wants to do. Where do I invest? Anyone else think Eric finishes him off!
  Pam: I'm not surprised she would go along with the plan. She's always been about business. And if Eric, and her would have died in the same scene, I think I would have died too!
  My favorite line of the night: Last week it was tough to find one, and this week was even worse.
  Eric: Cured!!! Nice to have him back. Interesting how one of the first things he did was go see Sookie. Too bad that reunion didn't go as planned. Yes, Bill had to go and get sick. I'm sure Eric wouldn't care if he died, but he knows he would never have a chance with Sookie if he let Bill die.
  Sookie: Interesting thoughts while next to Bill. To think she could have been used to breed fairies like a dog! The show might have sucked if that was the case! Again, when she's determined there isn't anything stopping her. She said she would find a cure for Bill, and she did. Too bad Bill has plans of his own.
  Sarah: There should be two lines in front of her. One for those who want to kill her (I'm in that line), and one for those that want to be cured by her. She has lost her mind! I can't wait to see how it ends for her.
  Bill: Bill, Bill, Bill! All of those flashbacks have gotten to him. I couldn't tell in the preview if he eventually took the cure or not. I can't believe
Sookie and Jessica would let him walk out of there without taking it. If he dies that would certainly be a depressing ending.
  Speaking of depressing endings, after Tara and Alcide died I thought we would see others go as well. Yes, some people did die, but not at the level of character Tara was, or Alcide had become. If Bill does die, that would trump all the deaths so far. Just when I thought it wasn't going to end so badly after all. Oh, and anyone count how many times I said "end" in this week's thoughts? That means we are too close to the ending! Until next week!

  HorrO

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CABIN FEVER 3: PATIENT ZERO REVIEW



When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.

Stars: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, and Ryan Donowho

Written by: Jake Wade Wall

Directed by: Kaare Andrews

  As many might have expected, "Cabin Fever 2" didn't live up to "Cabin Fever." That sequel was about two things: how many gallons of blood could they use in one film, and how badly could they gross out the audience. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but it doesn’t always add up to a good movie. The hope for "Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero" is that it would be more like the original than the sequel.
  The start of the movie sets up two storylines before eventually bringing them together. The first one is an introduction to Marcus (Mitch Ryan), his fiancĂ©e, brother, and friends, as they prepare for their trip to the island. The other is already taking place on the island, which is scientists trying to experiment, and contain the virus. Both storylines are pretty typical, and the audience can see where this is going.
  As expected, the group gets to the island, and some of them catch the virus. From here some of the time is spent trying to gross out the audience with flesh melting action. Too bad anyone who has seen the first two movies has seen this act before. It just doesn't have the same effect anymore. The ones who don't catch the virus search the island for help leading them to where the scientists are.
  There is still nothing unexpected about the story so far. The scientist are having their own issues containing the virus, specifically trying to figure out its effects on patient zero, who isn’t cooperating. When those who aren't contaminated, and the scientists meet, they are left with no choice but to try to escape the island. This leads to probably the best scene, which is where two contaminated women faceoff. Under normal circumstances, it would be two hot women squaring off on the beach, but their beauty is long gone!
  Again, there isn’t much unexpected all the way through the ending. When it ends the audience might have plenty of questions about the point of the movie. Well, when the credits start rolling they start filling in some of the blanks, and actually might get your mind thinking back to what just happened. The problem is that it might also be a little too late for that, and there are still questions left on the table.
  Overall, from a production standpoint, this is far better than part 2. It’s a more serious movie, and certainly easier to watch. However, it still doesn’t measure up to the original, and will leave horror fans still wondering why these sequels were made. Actually, I’m still wondering where the cabin is in both these sequels. So because “Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero” just gives the audience the same melting skin theme, and there are still no cabins to be found, I give it 2.5 pools of blood.

  HorrO

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