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Curse of the Demon (1957) – Review 2

Grade: B+

First off, my apologies for the tardiness. I shall condemn myself by watching endless hours of Friday the 13th films, all the while laughing and uncontrollably being fixated upon the travesty that is the Friday franchise.  However, to the review!

I have not watched a lot of Satanic films, but so far, I’ve been intrigued with the genre, and I desperately want to see more of these types of films.  So I went in to Curse of the Demon with relatively high expectations of the film.  For a plot summation, see Warden Walker’s review of the film.  Much of what I have to add to the film he already covered (effects, mood, etc.), but I wanted to talk more about the protagonist.  And I use the term ‘protagonist’ in the most technical of terms, because to be frank, I found John to be one of the most difficult protagonist to root for in recent memory. Continue reading


Supernatural Season 1, Part 2

Average Grade: B

Impala, forest

The Winchesters' hunt for their father leads them into the heart of a national park.

Continuing where the pilot left off, the second episode of the series, “Wendigo,” finds Sam and Dean traveling to Colorado in search of their missing father.  Following the coordinates that he left behind, the brothers wind up in the middle of a national park.  But when they get there, they find that something in the woods has been kidnapping and killing campers for a very long time.  Upon meeting the sister of the latest disappearance, Dean is compelled to help her while an exasperated Sam complains that Dean is getting sidetracked from the hunt for their father.

What is established in the second episode–and solidified in the third episode, “Dead in the Water”–is the formula for the rest of season. Continue reading

Supernatural Season 1, Part 1

Grade: A

Alright, after setting up my poll more than a week ago, the incredibly underwhelming winner was Supernatural.  For those of you who do not know what Supernatural is, it is a television show that has been running on the WB/CW for six seasons now.  (I only caught the first couple episodes of Season 6; I’ve been meaning to catch up.)  It was created by Eric Kripke and premiered in 2005.  The show has enjoyed relative success and a loyal fanbase.  The show follows two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, as they take up the family business of hunting.  In this case, hunting refers to the act of tracking down and removing supernatural threats throughout the country, be they vengeful ghosts, vampires, or demons, and generally saving people from the monsters under their beds. Continue reading