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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Walking Dead,Season 5, Episode 1

The Walking Dead opened with a bang this season as we go back to Terminus where Rick and his group were caught in a trailer by the nasty guys in Terminus. It was obvious that there was going to be no sanctuary for all in the place and Rick is ready for war. Rick, Glenn, Daryl and Bob are brought into a room where people are lined up at a trough and then have their throats slit. Rick and the others see more people who have been captured die. There are two guys killing people and it is like an assembly line. Gareth, the head of the baddies, asks Rick what he buried outside and Rick has to tell him about the guns. Glenn is about to get gutted for dinner when there is an explosion outside and everyone stops what they are doing. 

Cut to Carol, Tyreese and the baby. They are walking along when they come across a horde of walkers. They run away and find a cabin. Inside is a guy from Terminus and they overhear him talking about Michonne and the others. They realise that he is not good and they capture him and keep him in the cabin. Carol leaves Tyreese in charge of him and she goes to Terminus to rescue the others. Tyreese has to kill the captive when he threatens the baby. Carol disguises herself as a walker and covers herself in blood to blend in as she heads off to help her friends. She comes to Terminus and gets inside by causing an explosion. In all of the confusion, she is able to sneak inside. The walkers overrun the place and people are getting attacked. She runs into Mary, the leader of Terminus and she confronts her about Rick and the others, Mary tells her that Terminus was a good place at the beginning, but other people came and raped and killed her people until they were able to reclaim it. Carol shoots her and leaves her to be eaten by walkers.

Rick and the others seize their chance to escape and they fight their way out of Terminus. They free the other captives and they shoot everyone they see. They get out into the woods. Rick wants to go back and kill all of the Terminus residents, but the others don't. They suddenly meet Carol and there are plenty of tears and reunions. Rick is delighted to see his daughter. The group decide to head to Washington with Abraham to take Eugene to find the cure. Rick changes the Terminus sign from Sanctuary for all to No Sanctuary. In a post credit scene, a person is walking through the woods. He is wearing a mask. He sees a symbol carved into a tree and he takes off his mask, revealing that he is Morgan, the survivor Rick met in the first season.

What a great season premiere! This episode was all action and it was really good. I enjoyed it . Rick and the others are finally free again and I am looking forward to what will happen next!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

American Horror Story, Season 4, Episode 1

American Horror Story is back for another season and this time the story revolves around a freak show which is interesting. The first thing that I thought of when I saw this episode is the movie Freaks which is very old, but it is in the same vein as this. It stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson.

Jessica Lange stars as Elsa Mars, a German woman who owns a freak show in Jupiter, Florida in 1952. Her show is not bringing in much money and she is worried. She finds out about a 'monster' who is brought into a hospital after her mother is killed and she is attacked. The hospital staff are horrified as she is not normal. She is one of a pair of conjoined Siamese twins. One is called Bette and the other Dot. They have different personalities. Elsa talks to her and gets her to join her freak show.

Meanwhile, Twisty the clown played by John Carroll Lynch is on a murder spree. His face is very creepy I have to say. He takes two young people and keeps them in his lair.What he is going to do with them, I shudder to think. At the freak show, Bette and Dot meet the workers. There is the bearded lady,Ethel(Kathy Bates) and her son Jimmy(Evan Peters) who has unusual hands. There are plenty more freaks in the show and they are like one big family. 

When a cop comes to question Bette and Dot about their mother's murder, the freaks defend her and
when the cop calls them freaks, Jimmy loses it and kills him. They all cut him up later and bury him.
It turns out that Bette and Dot did kill their mother. A rich guy called Dandy Mott(Finn Wittrock) and his mother, Gloria(Frances Conroy) go to see the freak show and Dandy wants to buy some of the freaks. Elsa refuses them. Twisty visits the freak show and watches the freaks hacking the cop up. They don't see him at all. The episode ends with the revelation that Elsa has her two legs amputated at the knee.

This season started very well and the horror was amped up for this episode. I am looking forward to this series and I think that it will be one of the best ones yet. Bring it on!!!
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