[Netflix] Movie Review – The 3rd Eye

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This is the first horror movie I’ve watched with subtitles, it’s Indonesian, but that didn’t deter from the quality of the movie. It was a little bit of a culture shock and not everything was explained terribly well (why didn’t they sell the house if they weren’t living in it?).

Anyway, we follow two sisters through the loss of their parents and subsequent cross-country move back to their old house, where something is not quite right.  Abel has her third eye open and sees some scary things, Alia doesn’t believe her so they go to the local New Age lady to force her third eye open. What follows is a string of increasingly deadly escapes from dead people.

It also gets increasingly more unbelievable as the movie continues, but it does work…sort of? I’m still not sure if I enjoyed it or if it was just ‘okay’.

 

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[Netflix] Movie Review – Demonic

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This is a horror movie told in the same manner as Oculus, through a series of flashbacks as the police investigate a homicide and kidnapping in a supposedly haunted house where years ago another homicide was committed.

The police have one suspect, one missing person, and one person presumed kidnapped. While the police psychologist interviews the suspect, the rest of the officers search the house, recover evidence, and track down the two missing persons.

However, this is not a normal situation, it’s a paranormal situation, which means nothing is as it should be…

I did like the plot twist and never saw it coming, it was quite good. There is quite a bit more to the plot, but as usual I didn’t want to completely spoil everything since this is a movie available on Netflix.

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Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter

Scary Mary (Scary Mary, #1)Scary Mary by S.A. Hunter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Again, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this book, but it appears to be a young adult version of Ghost Hunters. Mary lives with her fortune teller grandmother and is clairaudient. Which means she can hear and talk to ghosts. Which includes dead dogs.

So…what happens when I new boy turns up at high school? Well, a lot happens actually, except Mary actually likes the new boy, something that doesn’t happen very often because she’s the school freak because of the ghost thing.

Well, it sounds like an interesting series, but like a lot of ebooks this wasn’t very long for a novel, and while it was the first in the series (and therefore free) I’m not completely sure the author hooked me. This is part of the reason I’m not a huge fan of ebook series.

That’s not to say it’s a bad book! It’s not, it was fun to read and I really liked Grandma and Chowder! It’s free so read it to find out!

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The Spook’s Bestiary by Joseph Delaney

The Spook's Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles)The Spook’s Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark by Joseph Delaney

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Just as an FYI this book is not technically part of The Last Apprentice series, but a supplementary book. If you’re familiar with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series, this would be like one of the “map” books or Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook.

Also important, I am a fan of the TV series, Supernatural.

With all that out of the way…this read a bit like John Winchester’s journal. It’s a compendium of all the creatures that are kept at bay by a Spook (Hunter/Sam and Dean?) in County. It includes examples of times John Gregory (the Spook who ‘authored’ this book) encountered said creature, and quotes from his various apprentices.

I found it an interesting take on the creatures originally from mythology, especially the Old Gods which come from many different regions (Greece, Romania, Ireland, etc.), and how they were dealt with. The last chapter included some instance and probable new creatures that had yet to be identified.

Supposedly this series has been turned into a movie called Seventh Son (which I’ve never heard of, and has poor reviews), so I’m wondering how I missed that. But I’m intrigued enough to see if I can find an actual book from the series to see what the fuss was about.

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Imortal War by Justin Somper

Immortal War (Vampirates, #6)Immortal War by Justin Somper

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I saw a title like Vampirates, I really wasn’t sure what I was getting in a book from Dollar Tree. I thought to myself, this could be decent, or extremely cheesey. It wasn’t either, it was actually pretty good once I got into it.

It’s the sixth book in a series, and while I think I would have benefited from reading a previous novel in this series, I wasn’t completely out of the loop with the plot. It’s set in a world of ocean going pirates, nocturnals (vampires), and vampirates (vampire pirates). Once I had it figured out who was who, the plot became much more interesting.

It was much more sophisticated than just vampires riding the oceans in search of their next meal, it was vampires riding the oceans to control the oceans and secure the future of their kind. Toss in a 500 year old prophecy, two sets of twins, and romantic rivalries and this book is far from cheesey.

Even though it seems I read the last book first, it would be interesting to read previous books in this series to see how it all led up to this book.

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Just a Touch Dead by Jordaina Sydney Robinson

Just a Touch Dead (Bridget Sway, #.5)Just a Touch Dead by Jordaina Sydney Robinson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This little novella is the prequel to series of ebooks about, well, a ghost or spirit. This one chronicles the main character of this series journey from life to death to government employment. It gives a decent introduction to the main character herself and the environment she now inhabits.

I don’t know if I’ll be checking out the rest of the series, mostly because I have plenty to read already, but it is an interesting concept and it was entertaining.

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Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

Mortal GhostMortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this ebook. Some reviewers on Smashwords didn’t like it because they couldn’t find a plot, or didn’t resonate with the characters. As one of the secondary characters was named Sarah, I didn’t have a problem resonating with that character.

However, there isn’t a plot with this story, not really. It’s one of those novels that just follows along with the lives of the characters until a certain event occurs. It’s a bit like a Danielle Steel novel, you move and grow with the characters until a certain point.

For that reason and because this ebook had a supernatural/paranormal twist to it, I did like this ebook.

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