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Kagemas: All the Creatures Were Stirring

INTRODUCTION: This was one for 1st Kagemas, but I guess I couldn’t have been bothered to write a review for it. Why? Well, read on.

SYNOPSIS: Couple go to movies where the play resembles stories about to be told.

ACTING: It’s acting, which is something that it indeed is.

VISUALS: Not bad. Shit movies have better budgets now a days.

TENSION: Only in the struggle to watch it.

MUSIC: it’s there. So that has to account for something, right?

FX: Better than 80’s movies, not that I hate old school FX.

DIALOGUE: People speak, so.


CONCLUSION: The very first story is the best, reminiscent of the 60’s Batman style. One would think the Joker was behind everything. This should have been turned into its own independent flick. After that, much like A Christmas Horror Story, they didn’t even try to make the stories interesting. If you’re looking for a good movie, this isn’t it. To be fair, I hate Anthologies even more than I hate Found footage flicks. Anthologies are usually lower brow than episodic TV and only just above Youtube videos. Dramas are slightly better, because they’re closer to movies in length and build. Movies are the height form of visual medium. I don’t watch many anthologies, but this isn’t a good one. Don’t waste your time.

1 ½ out of 5.

Kagegiving: Channel Zero Review

INTRODUCTION: What do you get when you cross American Horror Story with elements of The Shining? You get Channel Zero! Now if you like me you probably seen the weird demon thing that’s made entirely out of teeth. I quite frankly and had no clue where that was from but I’ve seen the memes innumerable times. Well I finally got around to watching season 1 of Channel Zero and I have to say it is quite a horrible show. That isn’t to say that it’s not without Merit, but the show is just not for me. I know there’s about Four Seasons total but I don’t know if I can bring myself to watch past season 1. So for Kagegiving, here is my review.

PLOT: Dude goes back home do you see his mom after having been committed for three days to a psych ward with his past haunting him and he’s looking for answers, hoping it will help him put everything behind him, but weird Supernatural stuff starts happening and it all goes to hell.

CHARACTERS: The characters on the show a better developed than most in the beginning, sadly they don’t continue on that trend throughout the season. They’re all kind of bland and boring. I like the fact that they would give the character’s background, through exposition and flashbacks. You know make them seem real with traits from their childhood. It would have been nice if they’d kept this up had the weirdness of the town and candle cove to about mid season. It would of been stronger that way.

STORY: Story is actually relatively original, it’s fresh, or at least it appears that way.

DIALOGUE: The dialogue was mostly good I mean like I’ve always pointed out with you guys it’s hard to do bad dialogue, but this one didn’t have anything really strong or really quotable. there’s very few instances of very cringe writing , but not bad.

VISUALS: The visuals are very dated to the year 2000, I mean it looks very much like shows in that time. Which isn’t bad, it is actually preferable, especially compared to more modern-looking shows, which are just terrible. Dated works here and I would not call it retro.

MUSIC: The music is nothing to write home about in terms of being rememberable.. it’s not like Star Wars where it’s an iconic piece, but the music is high quality and helps to build a tension. There’s not a lot of tension in the show to begin with, it’s light levels of drama, but the music helps add tension that isn’t in the show.

ACTING: Acting was actually very solid by most the cast, there’s nothing that I consider really terrible at least out of my mind, occasionally there one or two times where it’s definitely off, but not overly so, at least not enough to have made me want to take off any points. I personally think that’s just say sometimes s*** happens and you know that was the best take they could muster, so you have to give credit. At least that the majority of the acting is still very excellent, even if it isn’t particularly Academy award-winning acting.

CONCLUSION: The show is not very memorable. There is nothing that standouts, to me other than that one iconic creepy tooth creature. I really feel like that’s the only thing from the show most people remember, I see nothing from latter seasons floating around. Just this one weird creepy things, that happens to be a Shudder advertisement. Ending was anti climatic, story was easy to predict, would of been better with no supernatural overtones. Maybe season two will be better, but I’m not optimistic. Overall it’s alright but nothing to write home about.

This gets a 3 out of 5

Summer of 84

This is my first time blogging from a tablet so bear with me, because my laptop is on it’s last legs.


I just got finished watching Summer of 84 on Shudder and have to say that it is quite marvelous. Take Stranger things, combine it one fantastic story and this is what you come up with.


Typical 80’s and 90’s plot of bored kids in the Summer stumbling onto an adventure, in this case, is my neighbor a murderer.


Very relatable, all different, all rememberable and more importantly we care about them, which is rare in a movie.


Retro piece usually border on parody or inaccurate. This one is absolutely spot on. You can tell they took care to ensure accuracy over parody.


Superb. They all seem like friends from the get know about and even though these characters are of a different generation from me, they seem so genuine that anyone could relate to them.


There is nothing original here, but that isn’t the point of this movie. It was a really great throwback that, had it existed then, would have been made back in the 1980s and remembered fondly with the likes of Fright Night, The Goonies, Stand by Me, IT or any other retro flicks. This hits on all the right notes and actually decided to be a great movie as well. Give it a look.

4 out of 5