Thursday, October 28, 2021

Halloween/ TMP Television Edition: Horror


Wandering Through the Shelves hosts Thursday Movie Picks. It's a weekly series where bloggers post and share various movie picks every Thursday. 

The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them. For further details and the schedule visit the series main page here.

This week's theme is Halloween/ TMP Television Edition: Horror.

True Blood

Small-town Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse falls for Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire who has `come out of the coffin' along with many of his undead comrades now that a new synthetic blood has made it possible for vampires to survive without preying on humans.

My sister just got HBO Max, so we're rewatching some shows including True Blood. We were huge fans when it first aired. So much so, we met half the cast at conventions. But over time, the writing fell apart and treated the characters as sex props. I eventually bowed out with Lafayette's death and Nelsan Ellis's passing. I'm not sure how far I'll last in a re-run but it's crazy so far.

The Haunting of Bly Manor

A young governess arrives at Bly Manor and begins to see apparitions haunting the estate.

After hearing how terrifying The Haunting of Hill House is supposed to be, I started this first because I'm a scaredy cat. At times, the story was too much of a slow burner. It didn't pick up for me until episode 5, and I didn't care too much for Peter and Rebecca's love story. So, it was kind of boring to me since most of the backstory focused on them. In the end, it was worth it to watch for the cast, and Dani and Jamie was wonderful. I might watch the other series now.

Ghost Adventures

Three paranormal investigators document their experiences with ghosts. (reality / travel show)

I don't know if I believe in ghosts. I've had some experiences I can't quite explain. And, I'm not sure how much Ghost Adventures findings are true or fake. But there have been times when their recordings have set chills down my spine. Either way, many similar paranormal travel shows have premiered on TV, especially the Travel Channel. But no group has as much over-the-top dramatic reactions as Zak Baggins and Aaron Goodwin.

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