Tuesday, 20 March 2018
March 2018 will see two full moons. The first full moon happened on the 1st of the month of March. The second full moon will arrive on 31st March. Two moons within a month are rare so it's called a "blue moon".
Ever hear the phrase, "Once in a blue moon"?
It's going to be an active month again for werewolves.
Names given to these moons are thus:
1st March full moon is called the Worm Moon.
The full moon on 31st March is the Sap Moon.
For further details on 2018 moon names:
Full Moon Nams 2018
Sunday, 18 March 2018
"Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning" (2004) is the third of the "Ginger Snaps" werewolf film.This is different to the previous two films because it's set during the early 19th Century. It's directed by Grant Harvey and stars Katherine Isbelle and Emily Perkins.
Two sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, are wandering through the forest and both are riding on a horse, until they encounter a ghostly old woman in red. She's not really a ghost but a seer that warns Ginger and Brigitte. The horse panics and bolts away, and the sisters try to catch up, then Brigitte is caught in a bear trap. Ginger returns to the old woman and asks for help, while a hunter and scout frees Brigitte. He takes Brigitte and Ginger to a fort enclosed by a large wall, used by traders, where they encounter men who are on the verge of starvation because their food supplies will run out. Tensions are high, and there is a secret hidden inside a room in the fort that the sisters discover. It's also a place where they keep werewolves out, but something has happened to Ginger. And she can smell blood.
This particular movie is dreary and melancholic, compared to the previous two movies, as one can sense the vulnerability of the sisters and the fear they have towards the men, not at the werewolves.
I rate this film 4/10
Coolest part: Leeches
Friday, 16 March 2018
"The Ghost Galleon" (1974) is part of the "Blind Dead" series of horror films about undead Knights Templars. Directed by Amando de Ossorio and stars Maria Perschy and Jack Taylor.
This third film of the "Blind Dead" series is different to the others because it's set at sea on a ship. It begins with a photography shooting of models, and glam glitsy women who smoke cigarettes and don't know anything about a missing girl, a friend of one of the models. The first half of the film is slow and uncomfortable to watch, as a rape scene intensifies and two girls are left stranded at sea on a small boat. A 16th Century ghost ship appears through the fog, and one of the girls is eager to get on board. The other girl sleeps on the small boat throughout her friend's screaming coming from the ship. When she wakes up, she goes on board the ghost ship to look for her friend, and also disappears.
The rest of the film picks up and gets more interesting.
I rate this one 5/10.
The most awesome part: zombie knights emerging from the water.
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Review of the film "Return of the Blind Dead" (1973).
"Return of the Blind Dead" is the third instalment of the "Blind Dead" series of horror films. Directed by Amando de Ossorio, starring Tony Kendall, Fernando Sancho, Esperanza Roy and Lone Fleming.
The film itself is one of my favourites among hundreds of others. Zombie films have never been so chilling, mystical and tense as the "Blind Dead" movies. The knights templars have come back from the dead to spill blood and get their revenge on the descendants who executed them centuries before. Scenes of great ruins is beautiful and adds to the rotten look of the undead knights. They ride dead horses, and they butcher a party of people celebrating in the street, who burnt effigies of the knights templars. Much of this movie happens indoors and a group of people end up locked inside a church where the undead cannot get in.
I rate this particular film 7/10.
Favourite part: Street party massacred by zombie knights.