Wednesday, April 12, 2017

True Blood - Scratches



Scratches certainly throws quite a curve ball at us: Sookie is attacked by this “bull-human” that scratches her across the back with its infected, poisonous talons! Sookie gets pissed at Bill for straight tearing into her for taking Jessica to see her parents. Parents for which he must glamour in order to shore up Jessica’s confronting them. Bill takes Sookie to Fangtasia, and Eric calls on a human nurse to help heal her wounds. These gruesome gashes across the back leave Sookie foaming at the mouth and Bill’s blood does nothing to help, with the nurse having to use a particular medicinal substance in a bottle in order to help the healing process. This is an especially nasty piece of business, too. Good makeup effects. I like how she reads Ginger’s (Tara Buck) mind and discovers that Eric has Lafayette chained in the basement of the club. I like that Sookie is responsible for Lafayette’s rescue and how she confronts Eric with a nice slap to the face, informing him after he tells her he might grow on her, she’d prefer cancer! He does need her in Dallas so he can find Godric, the missing centuries-old vampire, certainly to benefit his own stature and standing. Sookie is quite something in this episode. She negotiates with Eric on achieving a hefty sum, Bill to tag along, and Lafayette’s safe passage out of the club. Lafayette is forever changed by this whole experience. He wants no part of vampires, and that moment when he returns home, you just see a hobbling Lafayette collapse in a chair. You feel his weariness. You see his exhaustion. You sense his relief. And Sookie is responsible. Sookie nearly dies. Yet by episode’s end, she not only survives, but Eric will be paying for her services and she rescues Lafayette from further misery and possible death!

Jason’s story is still rather developing gradually. He is haunted by Eddie’s vampire in his dreams. He is having doubts about whether or not this camp with the Newlins is where he is destined to be. Sarah, during a group confessional, follows after Jason who is disenchanted, allowing her to talk him out of walking away. They pray after she tells Jason about her sister’s succumbing to V and disappearing (they marched for vampire rights and then losing her sister sparked a change in her). Soon she’s presenting her reverend hubby and Jason with her ‘nanner pudding. The story seems to hint at Jason and Sarah maybe “getting closer”. Steve talks about his family’s tragedy, and how hate drives his mission for God, for good.

Sam is thinking about “cutting and running”, requesting Terry run Merlotte’s while he’s gone. Terry calls him out as a coward, not sure he’s the kind of social animal needed to run a bar. Obviously the experience with Maryann, turning the customers into horny misfits, left Sam unnerved. And Maryann willing Sam into a dog didn’t help his state of mind, either. But this is home and you can see that Sam is having second thoughts. And after another very bad night from Daphne (Ashley Jones) not securing payment for the drinks, Sam is angered and frustrated with her overall performance as a waitress. With Sookie missing and Tara at Maryann’s “house party” (where folks normally congregating at Merlotte’s have made their way to her estate to get wasted and wild), Sam is under great stress, to say the least. Daphne, though, confronts Sam who has dived into a nearby lake for a night swim, wanting to join him…she has marks similar to Sookie’s on her back! That is the cliffhanger into the next episode.

Tara and Eggs are still approaching a romance. It seems to be hot and ready to become quite romantic, but the party Maryann has initiated has devolved into naked inhibition and making out all over the place. Tara is not pleased when a hot, naked masseur wants to rub his shoulders; she feels that if this is how Maryann’s conducts her lifestyle, and Eggs is okay with it, she wants no part of it. Maryann, appeals to Andy, responding to a noise disturbance call and finding a pig in a little shack (only to vanish when he mentions it to her), easing his bruised ego, offering him liquor to settle him into her party. So as of this point, Maryann has it all in the palm of her hands. She’s in control.














And Jessica is alone while Bill and Sookie are away at Fangtasia. She gets dressed and goes to Merlotte's where she finds Hoyt, sits down, and is flattered by his approach towards her. He doesn't impose himself, isn't intimidated or turned off by her being a vampire, and takes the gentlemanly approach to conversing with her. This leads to them going to Bill's and making out, only to be interrupted by Bill, not happy she's already involved romantically with a human. So that bit of soap opera arrives at a point where Bill hasn't yet laid down his parental imprint on her. That won't be easy. Jess is a handful.

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The Girlfriend Experience- Boundaries

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Ahs

Edc

Edc
Blog's Dead all Over
"... perhaps we invent artificial terrors to cope with the real ones."

--host, Donald Pleasence, Terror in the Aisles (1984)

Sbut

Sbut
Snip. Snip

Hal

Hal
There are many things under the sun
---Dr. Werdegast, The Black Cat

hal1

It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Jtm 2

Jtm 2

Rave

Rave

Mrub

Mrub

Gb

"Back off, man. I'm a scientist."

--Ghostbusters

sm6

sm6

Rv1

Rv1

Nas

Nas

nos3

nos3

Lok

Lok

Po

Po

Ra6

Ra6

dawn

dawn

Dracula's Daughter ('36)

Countess Zaleska: Be thou exorcised oh Dracula, and thy body long undead find destruction throughout eternity in the name of thy dark unholy Master.

mh2

mh2

z2

z2

Hiii

Hiii

Fred

Fred

Ghspo

Ghspo
Movie, so-so, but poster, cool

Enl

Enl

nos4

nos4

gm

To a new world of gods and monsters!


No 2

No 2
Jason Lives

clothes line

clothes line

Ahorr

Ahorr

Cbi1

Cbi1
Case of the bloody iris

Wsha

Wsha

Mouth3

Mouth3
In the Mouth of Madness

Fdfn2

Fdfn2
Freddy's Dead '91

Vyr

Vyr
Vampyres 1974

Sh fr

Sh fr
Friday the 13th Part 2

Vlov

Vlov
Carmilla's kiss

f133

f133

Edpos

Edpos

Ttf2

Ttf2

Jm2

Jm2
El Hombre Lobo

Psycho '60

It's sad, when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. But I couldn't allow them to believe that I would commit murder. They'll put him away now, as I should have years ago. He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man... as if I could do anything but just sit and stare, like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can't move a finger, and I won't. I'll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do... suspect me. They're probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I'm not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching... they'll see. They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."

Kife

Kife
Knife is calling, Psycho 2

Meg

Meg
Meg Tilly, Psycho II

ring 2

ring 2
the ring 2002, "the tape"

poster

poster

exor1

exor1
"the visitor" The Exorcist (1973)

Conj

Conj

Tz1

Tz1
"Masks", Twilight Zone

In the kitchen, The Shape

In the kitchen, The Shape
In the kitchen, The Shape

exc4

exc4

Ps56

Ps56

Hun

Hun
Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932

Ps89

Ps89

Cof

Cof
Victor and Paul, with their Monster

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pcushig

His

His

Efny

Efny

sus

sus
I'm going to grind you down to blood and screams.

--Innocent Blood 1992
Rest in Peace, Robert Loggia

wb

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

WZ

WZ

Edfen

Edfen
"Do not enter the city...It belongs to the dead now."

h1

h1
Look behind you!

Bs

Bs
"There is no terror in the bang, only the anticipation of it."
--Alfred Hitchcock

linnea

linnea

Amer

Amer
Taste of metal

The h gang

The h gang

Nlc

Nlc
Old Skool Nostalgia

Hp

Hp

Smoke

Smoke
Got a smoke?

Strek

Strek
Live long and prosper

Hill

Hill

Castle

Castle

SRW

"This seems to be the place where the plot begins to thicken..."
--Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Frere and dummy

Frere and dummy

Mlove

Mlove

Alone/dark

"There are no crazy people, doctor. We're all just on vacation."

--Alone in the Dark (1982)

Lips

Lips

Fhz

Fhz

Ph

Ph

Vestron

Vestron
Vintage VHS

sm 3

sm 3

Monique parent

Monique parent
Erotique in Review

Were5

Were5

f13

f13
November 2015

Bmate

Bmate

--Wes Craven

I think there is something about the American dream, the sort of Disneyesque dream, if you will, of the beautifully trimmed front lawn, the white picket fence, mom and dad and their happy children, God-fearing and doing good whenever they can, and the flip side of it, the kind of anger and the sense of outrage that comes from discovering that that's not the truth of the matter, that gives American horror films, in some ways, kind of an additional rage.

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Ms45 w

Churcvh

Churcvh
The Church 1989

Ww

Ww
The Whip and the Body 1963

Lsho

"Now, no novacaine....it dulls the senses"

--Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Christopher Lee

Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.

Vampyros lesbos

You are one of us now. The Queen of the Night will bear you up on her black wings

The Unknown 1927

No....not sick. But I have lost some flesh.

Alonzo, the Armless.

Ckvh

Ckvh

Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969)

Glen: We'd like to speak to the Townsends, please.

The Butler: They are not available till after sunset.

Bw5

Bw5

Jill

Jill

Mad Love 1935

Doctor Gogol: Did you ever hear of Galatea?

Lavin - Waxworks Proprietor: Gala - who? Not wanting a statue of him, are you?

Doctor Gogol: I don't want a statue of Galatea. You see, she was a statue herself. Pygmalion formed her. Out of marble, not wax. And then she came to life in his arms.

Lavin - Waxworks Proprietor: [calling to his assistant] Start the motor, Henry. There's queer people on the streets of Montmartre at this time of night.

Doctor Gogol: [handing him his card] Here, a hundred francs if you deliver the statue to my house.

Lavin - Waxworks Proprietor: [reading card] It's a go, Dr. Go... gol. First thing in the morning.