OUTCAST (2016 – )

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Creator: Robert Kirkman

Cast: Patrick Fugit, Callie Brook McClincy, Madeleine McGraw

Robert Kirkman is the horror story-teller and has proven it with the walking dead the series that I love and so well written here. So now Kirkman here is second comic series The Outcast delivers the horror fans loves so much.

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Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit)  was abused as a child and has been plagued by demons ever since.They destroyed his mother (Julia Crockett) and his marriage. Now Kyle comes back to the house of his childhood in the same down that the demons killed his marriage his wife thought he was hurting his daughter. Now Kyle can not go near her daughter but he feels he has to protect her. And what is this evil force that is going to get him?

His sister, Megan (Wrenn Schmidt) brings him groceries and attempts to engage him, even as her husband, Mark (David Denman) does not trust him around his niece. Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) his helping him exorcise his  demons. Of course there is a police chief in the mix to stir things up.is  something is going on in the town and the reverend and Kyle are going to find out well that hell is going to break loose. Then series works here with a cliff hanger at he end of season one.

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STRANGER THINGS (2016 – )

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Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer

Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

This series come across like Goonies, Stand By Me, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Firestarter and Watchers. Ho yes it is the 80’s again all over and it is the most addictive show so far.

Set in a small, midwestern town during the mid-1980s, “Stranger Things”  is a  group of 12-year-old nerds who band together to play Dungeons & Dragons (yes I remember those days) and run their mid-school’s A/V club.  Will suddenly goes missing, however, Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) wants to look for him. What they find instead around the nearby woods, is a mysterious young girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) somehow linked to a secret government facility hidden on the border  of the town. Meanwhile, Will’s divorced and mentally unstable mother (’80s kid Winona Ryder) starts going nuts , believing that her son is trying to communicate with her from the other side. Also, there appears to be some scary, thing  running around kidnapping people. Throw in some well-meaning but clueless adults, a couple of older teenagers on a romantic collision course and an evil government scientists (Matthew Modine), and you’ve got the coolest ’80s mini-series ever made.

They manipulated a few things here and voila. And yes there is a lot of newcomer here who has done an outstanding job for the first time doing a series. The thing is its take you back in time and it is fun to watch. Even Ryder who is loosing it and wants her son back is on the verge of a nervous breakdown has a perfect performance here. Have fun with that one.

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THE ORIGINALS (2013 – )

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Created by Julie Plec

Cast: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

First it is a spin-off from the vampire diaries and that does not guarantee a success for the Originals. But somehow it did here.The Original vampire / werewolf hybrid Klaus ends up in the French Quarter of New Orleans, having left the comfortable familiarity of Mystic Falls. He comes to find that his former protege Marcus rules the city that Klaus. Marcus rules as tough as they some , having kicked out the werewolves and blocked witches from using their magic with a secret weapon of his own. Marcel’s rule becomes a problem when Klaus discovers that werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), another former cast member of The Vampire Diaries, is pregnant with his baby.. It becomes an alliance as Marcel and Klaus battle for control of New Orleans, catching humans, vampires and witches in the struggle.

Here is a perfect watchable series. You have Klaus who is the nasty, misunderstood villain with a temperament, his brother Elijah is the smooth, polished polar opposite. Daniel Gillies adds a touch of class to the show as Elijah, the well dressed vampire holding the first vampire family together. Rebekah is the baby sister of the family and Klaus protects her to death, often leading to huge conflicts between them which threaten to ruin all of his  plans. Hayley  becomes fully fleshed out as Klaus’s baby’s mother.The pregnancy storyline adds more to the series  helping to make Klaus a more developed character. The first season kick ass here and it is addictive as hell.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011 – ) SEASON 2

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Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy

Cast: Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange 

American Horror Story Asylum is an entirely different story, and the first two episodes set a very strong pace for the show, that is why I am doing this one season by season. The story takes places in a mental institution.  and by the way you get the same actors in different roles plus they added new faces. Each season is like a different mini-series that was a smart thing to do. In Asylum it takes place in a mental institution called Briarcliff in 1963. It is run by nuns and the head nun is Jessica Lange who is this tough bitch from hell and will stand at nothing and nobody will get on her way. You have the mad doctor who does experiment on  patients, an interracial couple of which one of them ends up in the institution. Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson), a shady journalist who is intent on exposing Briarcliff’s manifold abuses but something happens to her. To add it all off in the mix they add some strange characters from the institution who are the patient there for years. Plus a serial killer on the loose.

What more do you want this season 2 kick Ass big time and it is addictive as hell. It is a joy to see those actors pulling this off beautifully well. So trust me when I say this when you watch this series drink a bloody Mary like I did. And it is a perfect series to watch in October.

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FANTÔMAS (1980)

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Cast: Helmut Berger, Jacques Dufilho, Pierre Malet

Fantômas is a fictional character created by French writers Marcel Allain (1885–1969) and Pierre Souvestre (1874–1914).It is the most popular character in the history of French crime fiction, Fantômas was created in 1911. Fantômas was created a few years after Arsène Lupin an other thief. Fantômas is a sociopath who enjoy killing in a sadistic fashion. He is ruthless, has no mercy, and is loyal to no one. He is the master of disguise. Fantômas has some weird killing technique giant snake, plaque infested rats, even a room that fill of sand. His background no one knows.

The mini-series is created by Claude Chabrol yes the director and Juan Luis Buñuel. Who would have thought to do a character like that especially one who kills. The series is brilliant, gorgeous setting, design and scenery.The actors stand out here and the chemistry is there. In the supporting role Dufilho has done an outstanding job here. The tempo is rather slow yet suspenseful, spectacular and well told. Fantômas evades the police and gets into disguise where no one can find him and know that is him. There 4 episode of one hour and one half long. I don’t know how to tell you this the picture are beautiful and so is the light it has a vintage look about it come to think of it. It takes a little time to get use to it. It is a little charming crime story à la French and an unusual characters who love to kill. Give it a try you might like it. Also I am checking for the movies that came out with it. I think I don’t know what year yet that they plan to make an other movie of Fantômas I will say sometime in 2015 – 2016 I think. Can’t wait for this one.

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AMAZING STORIES (1985 – 1987)

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Creators: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey

Cast: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo

Steven Spielberg created, wrote, directed, and produced this series. God that was so long ago. I do remember most of them. This was to be a version of Twilight Zone in the 80’s I think, that is what it looked like anyway. The series offered a different short story each week – some dark, some funny, some a mixture of tones and usually involving the supernatural of course. Spielberg’s name is  attachment to the series, it was able to attract a series of big names  (Kevin Costner, Charlie Sheen, Tim Robbins) and behind the camera (,Steven Spielberg Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood) were among the many directors that directed episodes. It is a fun ride but the second season did not pull the rating that it was suppose too so it got canceled. The mission was my favorite one with Kiefer Sutherland as members of an America bomber crew in World War II, starts out great, but toward the end it might be ridiculous but it was still cool to me they used their imagination on this one a little goofy but cool. Over all a great series with mixed reviews worth the look.

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DEAD SET (2008)

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Creator: Charlie Brooker

Cast: Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed.

On the set on the television set of Big Brother it is elimination night, but something is going on something strange. The dead are coming alive and are eating the living. When zombies attacks the audience outside the Big Brother contestant are being clueless what is going on until the show’s runner, Kelly, comes into the house and warns them of the doom outside. stuck in less space and very no contact from the outside world. They must go outside to find supplies and food.

Here is British mini-series from Charlie Brooker and it is awesome, I must say genius. Now He said he was going to do more in 2013 and it didn’t happen that I know of and I am glad he should leave it like that. Like I said it has an ending that is genius. It is bloody as hell and gory  the horror fans will not be disappointed I guarantee you. now the zombie in any movie moves slow so killing them or getting away from them but in this series the move as fast as a human being so it is not easy to get away from them but  you still have to shoot them in the head to kill them. That makes things a little interesting now. First the Big Bother reality show was a great idea. it manages to create an authentic mood of apocalyptic distress, with the collapse of society. The actor delivered the best performance and the writers as done a great job. Brilliant series bu Charlie Brooler.

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