Written by Shae

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Last week in my own separatist reality—I mean--Supernatural we learned some key life lessons. Like, don’t trust Crowley’s mom; Metatron is still a massive tool bag; and possibly my favorite, Castiel makes an okay-father-substitute. Not really, he’s terrible at it, but that’s all right. He tried really hard, and that’s all that matters. Really though, let’s focus on Rowena. Seriously, I’m more irritated at Crowley for even thinking he can trust her! She turned out exactly like I thought she would, which is both sad and amusing. I’m not entirely sure what Crowley’s childhood was like, but from this episode, I have a pretty good guess. I feel the majority of it involved a lot of resignation. Maybe Rowena and John Winchester should compete for “Show’s Worst Parent Award”. Though, Chuck (Who totally is God, and yes I just said totally, because there is no question in my mind about it!) might just be winning…

Well, the Mark of Cain is proving to be annoying and Dean really wants rid of it, so Castiel calls in a favor and borrows Metatron from Angel-jail to try and help out. There really isn’t any helping out though, because even if Metatron knows how to remove the Mark, he’s not saying a thing. But, he gives the boys a hint as to how to remove it. And by hint, he says the one thing Sam didn’t want to hear. According to the Scribe, they’re going to need the First Blade. Nothing is ever easy in the Winchester Life, but one phone call to Crowley, and the King of Hell decides he might help out. Maybe. He’s pretty sure this is a bad idea…but, you know, he does have a soft spot for Moose and Squirrel. As he goes to retrieve the blade, however, he finds that someone else has already gotten to it. By Crowley’s very own right hand man was tricked into getting the blade first by Rowena. Sadly, he doesn’t get to plead his case as he’s killed by the witch. Crowley stumbles upon the scene and falls for her twisted lies! Come on Crowley! How can you not know she’s playing you! Really!?

All the while Castiel is trying to make things right with Claire, and that’s just not happening. Dean even attempts to reach out to her, but that ends badly. Especially when she has her new friends try to kill him. Talk about being indecisive, before they can get the jump on him, Claire decides she doesn’t really want the older Winchester dead. Dean doesn’t kill the friends, but he scares them off and breaks a bench in a display of awesome. All ends well, somewhat, because Dean storms off to have some private words with Metatron, and Claire and Castiel get their “I don’t hate you, but leave me alone” closure.

The following torture scene of the world's douchiest angel is pretty spectacular. It’s a bit deserved and not as bad as it could have been. Metatron is lucky he didn’t hurt Sam, or well, there’s no telling what Dean would have done. The Scribe was responsible for a lot of things though, like killing Kevin, and that just won’t fly. Metatron finally tells Dean that the whole thing ends at the beginning. Beginning of what? Who knows! But Sam and Cas break in before Dean does any more damage and the little twit is taken back to heaven. Sam tries to tell Dean that maybe he just needs to learn to live with the Mark, annnnd, well, that’s not happening. At least tonight we get to see an old face, and I’m seriously concerned as to what happened to our little Charlie!

 
 

Written by Scotty

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Putting your priorities first can lead to many downfalls.  As you are always looking to get something accomplished you may find that you have let your life just pass in front of you without really getting a chance to live it.  With that being said, if you are able to accomplish what you believe your lifelong goal has been, you may feel fulfilled and have no regrets in missing the little things.  Just make sure to keep your eyes open so you can see what is happening, you never know if your priorities need to make a drastic change.

Logan Andrews is looking to build a new resort on a plot of land he was lucky enough to inherit from the death of his last love.  Working closely with his good friend Freddy who is the island doctor, the two have schemed ways to make enough money to fund the building of their future hotel.  But Logan never lowers his gaze even when he has exactly what he wants.  Miss Margaret Richardson has just entered his party and has caught his eye with her richly demeanor.  While trying to get to know the woman, Logan is called out for an emergency on his newly acquired property that will sink his dreams forever.

Finding out that all of the land that is now under his possession is covered with swamp and quicksand, it will take more money than he has to get his hotel off of the ground. Knowing that Margaret has money that can makes his dreams come true, Logan turns to an old friend for help to get her to fall in love with him and give him access to all of her money.  Psyche is not happy with her relationship with Logan since he would not stand up for the love that the two share in front of the upper class.  Even though she is upset, she knows Logan’s plan and will support him in any way that she can.  Giving him a voodoo potion to make the distant Margaret fall in love with him, Psyche gives Logan the exact instructions on how to use it properly, one drop for marriage or two drops for a love of a lifetime.

Being able to sneak the drop into any drink that he gives to Margaret, Logan believes that marriage will not be enough to secure her financial surplus and gives her two drops.  Unknown to himself and his doctor, Margaret dies before they are able to tie the knot.  Now with no chance of getting the money to complete his dream of building the hotel, Logan cries over her grave.  But Margaret is not dead, as she has been given two drops of the voodoo potion, she is his for life.  Coming back from the grave, she acts as if nothing has changed, but slowly her body starts to deteriorate and becomes more and more grotesque.  As Logan understands what is happening, he needs to find a way to get away from his undead love, but even his own death will not keep the two apart.

This is an enjoyable story as voodoo is brought into the mix while trying to make one’s dreams come true.  Although it is not goal of Logan to fall in love, he has to convince a rich woman to allow him to take control of her finances.  When she does not see the benefit of this however, he finds another way, and love is the only thing that can force this on somebody.  But Logan is in love with another woman and her love burns more deeply than he even knows.  Cursing him instead of helping him could be the only way for him to truly understand what he has left behind with her.  With D.W. Moffett as Logan, Pamela Gien as Margaret, Janet Hubert as Psyche and the great Aubrey Morris as Freddy, this is one of my favorite casts for the show to date.  Each actor/actress found the right amount of rage and lust to show how deep love could truly burn.  Until next time, Stay Scared.

 
 

Written by Scotty

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Having history with people is a good thing most of the time, but having a long history with an enemy could be even better.  You know what they are good at and also know what they are bad at.  Being able to use their downfalls against them, you are able to use your intimate knowledge for whatever you want, but you have to be careful, as they know the same things about you.

Reno Crevice has just ridden back into town looking for a game of cards.  Walking into his old stomping ground, he finds out that one of his lifelong enemy’s has taken the game over.  Without having any of his old friends to play against since Sam Forney has cleaned them all out, there is a different game on the horizon.  As Reno only has a hundred dollars to play the game, Sam is a much higher roller now and wants to play for the right to stay in town.

Starting with a dice game, both gamblers roll double sixes, forcing them to take their next wager even higher.  Walking out to the parking lot, a game of Russian roulette is their next venture.  As Reno talks the talk and goes into why it is important to think when death is on the line, Sam just urges him to pull the trigger.  When the gun comes down to the final chamber, the odds are purely against Reno, but he still pulls the trigger.  As the gun does not go off, he blames Sam for loading duds in his gun, and the game must continue since both men have such a strong hatred of each other.

Heading back inside the bar, the two men sit down and start a game of Chop Poker, winner gets to take the finger of the loser and so on.  As the game begins, Sam is losing more than a game, but most of his fingers and needs to find a way to turn his luck around.  When he is able to beat a pair of tens with a pair of jacks, he knows that the hot streak will continue and his game has just begun.  With each man winning and losing just the same, they keep playing their games, but can there ever be a true winner when they seem to have the same amount of skill at every game they try to play?

The story of pure hatred between two men that will never back down, no matter what the odds are.  I love how this episode plays out as each man becomes more stubborn than the other when it comes to winning and clearing the other one out of town.  As Lance Henriksen plays Reno and Kevin Tighe plays Sam, it is easy to believe that these two men genuinely do not like each other.  As each game comes up in a draw, watching as their rage grows is just fantastic and I am very pleased with how it all played out in the end.  Until next time, Stay Scared. 

 
 

Written by John Edward Betancourt

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Imagine if you will, it's a chilly evening without a cloud in the sky. You're only light comes from the full moon above and as you move about through the night, you get the uneasy feeling that you are being watched, from the shadows of the trees just beyond you. Yes, with every step you begin to feel as though something is bearing down upon you and when you hear a bone chilling howl, you know that you are no longer alone and you wonder what horrible creature awaits you in the darkness.  

That scenario should evoke one legendary monster in all of our minds, the werewolf. The half man, half beast that roams about when the moon turns full, finding its prey and either damning them to join their ranks or ending their lives in terrifying fashion.  The werewolf has seen many incarnations over the years, some have been quite memorable, from it's iconic beginnings in film with The Wolf Man, to being the stuff of comedy in the original Teen Wolf, this is a creature that has lasted the test of time.  

Heck even now a new incarnation of Teen Wolf dominates the ratings on MTV, speaking to how well this monster has endured the test of time, which is a difficult task when we know every last detail about this creature. We know how it dies, silver bullets. We know that you become a werewolf by surviving an attack from one, so with all of the monster's mythos revealed, what allows this creature to continue to captivate our imagination? The answer is simple...the werewolf is a reflection of the darkest parts of our psyche.  

Ponder on that for a moment. We have at some point seen someone close to us or seen someone seemingly calm instantly transform through anger, and that undoubtedly scared the living daylights out of us in some form or fashion. We have in essence, seen a transformation, a monster if you will and that is where the mythos of the werewolf gains its power. It is the darkness of men, the unbridled evil that lurks within all of us that comes to the surface in the form of a primal animal.  

We watch characters in these stories try and resist the beast that lies within. We watch them work to protect others from what they become and we see others embrace it.  It makes this monster as fascinating as it can be, and one that will continue to endure for one simple reason...as long as there is evil in the hearts of men, the werewolf will always serve as a vessel for that evil to come to life and scare the hell out of us in a story until its time to close the book or turn off the television, and we wouldn't have it any other way.  

 
 

Written by Scotty

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There are times you want to keep your past hidden away when trying to get involved in a new relationship.  But on the problems that this can lead to is that you will never know what the person you are trying to get involved with thinks about it.  It may be something that will destroy any chances of moving forward, or it could make the relationship stronger.  But you will never know until the cat is let out of the bag, as telling the truth is always the best thing to do to keep a relationship strong.

Carlton Webster is looking to start his life over again.  Since he has been locked away in his home for many years without the touch of a woman, he has found one that will turn his life around.  But Carlton wants true love, and not to have it confused with his fortune.  Wanting to make sure that Linda loves him for who his is and not what he has, he puts it all on the table for the young vixen, but although she loves the mind of the old man, she could not be with someone so old.  Carlton is bent but not broken over this and finds a doctor that will help him on is conquest to become a young man once again.

Finding a doctor that can change body parts to make him younger, Carlton happily turns over a million dollars to get his face replaced.  Thinking this is all that Linda would want, he comes calling once again, but she is not impressed with his change, since his body is still old.  Going back to the doctor again, he pays two million more to get the abdomen of the young man replaced with his.  Now knowing that he is a new man, Linda would not turn him down and even with the beefcake top half of his body stunning her, she still has a problem with his old legs.  Investing his fortune to try and impress the young Linda is killing Carlton, but he will do anything in the name of love to make her happy.

Selling his home and laying off his best friend and man servant, Carlton goes to the doctor for the final transplant.  For the lower body of the young Hans that has been benefiting from this venture, three million dollars, or a million a limb.  With this being all of the money Carlton has left, he has to decide how important love really is to him.  Knowing that if he completes the transformation, Linda will love him, he gives the rest of his fortune to the doctor and donor and runs to Linda to show her how much he really loves her.  Finding that she has moved to an uptown apartment, Carlton is shocked to see his old life being flaunted in front of him as Linda wanted a man with money to take care of her and not the poor young man he has become in trying to impress her.

What I gathered from this tale is that it is more important to be forthcoming about one’s self.  Not trying to hide who or what you are could make your life much more fulfilling and watching as Carlton has giving up everything that he was accustomed to, to find love with a woman ended up the way it should have started if he just told the truth.  With William Hickey playing Carlton, Kelly Preston as Linda and Rick Rossovich as the striking donor Hans, they all play their parts extremely well and bring the story to life.  As always, Stay Scared. 

 
 

Written by Scotty

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What would you do if you were able to see into the future?  Would you try to make all of the money you could in knowing things that others do not?  Would you keep an open eye to see and cheat death as you would be able to see it coming?  Or would you just capitalize on your ability and tell other people their futures, as you find out that your power should not be used on yourself.  Having a special ability like seeing into the future can be dangerous, since you seem to be the one that is tempting fate itself.

Cathy Finch is looking for a way to a rich and successful life.  Trying to utilize a fortune teller’s vision, Cathy visits Madame Vorma and gets the news she is looking for.  Cathy will marry a man who will inherit a fortune and then shortly after die a violent death.  Cathy loves the idea of not being married for that long and all of the money being hers, but she has to meet the man she will marry before any of the premonition will come true.

Getting fired from her job, then finding another one as a waitress at strip club, her future has been told correctly by the Madame, but she fears that the next part will come true as well.  As a bar regular comes in that is a mountain of a man, Cathy hopes that he is not the man she will need to marry to get rich.  Checking up with Vorma again, she is upset to find out that this is the man in the visions and she will have to marry him to get the money.  Although Cathy is revolted by the appearance of her future husband, she decides that money is more important to her than love and gets married to Charlie Marno. 

Cooking, cleaning and making love to this man for three months is too much for Cathy and she confronts Madame Vorma, calling her a fraud.  But Vorma stands by what she has said, as she is always right.  Cathy heads to the supermarket and does her regular shopping and is surprised that she is the one millionth customer and gets a check for the same amount.  Knowing that the fortune teller was wrong, Cathy heads back home and calls it quits with Charlie and tries to leave the small apartment since she is now independently wealthy.  But Charlie will not let her go, as he is deeply in love with the woman who only married him for his nonexistent fortune. 

A classic tale of a gold digger that is only looking to get to the money, but with a twist that only can come from Tales From the Crypt. As Cathy is looking for a way to get to easy street, she finds out that nothing is easy, even with the promise of money.  Not being able to get the entire story or how her life will finish up may have led to her own demise, but with her number one priority being money, who knows if it would have stopped her.  With Demi Moore as Cathy and Jeffrey Tambor as Charlie, getting a couple of bigger names for the premiere of the second season of Tales From the Crypt is off to a beautiful start.  As always, Stay Scared.

 
 

Written by Scotty

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Playing on people’s fears can be a vicious thing to do, but if they are paying to be scared, you need to give them what they want.  Being a frequent visitor to haunted hotels, I only hope that they do not set up fake scares, as I would like to believe there is something more for us after death.  Several people believe in the afterlife, as they do not want their experiences on this planet to end with death.  Most people like to be scared by something that they cannot explain, and even though there are explanations for these ninety seven percent of the time, the other three percent that cannot be explained are what intrigue us most of all.

John Baxter enjoys his time working for Reveal magazine.  Getting to expose people for trying to pull fast ones on their customers, he has found his niche and is very good at his job.  With the opportunity to investigate the Amityville house, he has formulated a plan to take one of his staff with him to pretend they have lost their child.  Upon arriving at the house, they take note of everything around them and with a psychic running the show, they are prepared to be amazed. Once strange things start to happen as they try to contact the dead, Melanie, his assistant pulls out her camera and exposes the group running the house for what they are, frauds.

Getting a chance to investigate the house in the daytime, John and his team find all of the goodies that the previous inhabitants of the house have been using to make a living. Being confronted by the owner of the house, John is given the opportunity of a lifetime in purchasing the old home.  Jumping at the chance, John makes the deal and moves his life to the haunted house without thinking twice about it.  Going through a divorce, he has to find a way to connect with his teenage daughter, Susan and this seems to be the perfect opportunity.  But there is something strange about the house and when Melanie develops her photos, she sees that it is much more than it seems.

Susan is happy to live in the house, if only for weekends and tells her good friend about her father’s new purchase.  But her friend is more excited about it than anybody as she knows all of the history of the murders that took place in the haunted estate.  Trying to contact the dead in the attic, the girls find out that there is something in the house that is also happy Susan is living there.  Using a homemade Ouija set up, the spirits speak through a glass and state that Susan will be in trouble during her stay.  Thinking that it is just a joke, Susan does not place in worry in this and decides to go boating with her friends, but when she does not make it back to the mainland, everybody starts to understand what power the house actually has.

Amityville 3-D revolves around the relationship between John Baxter and his daughter Susan.  Going through a divorce, John wants a place where the two can stay connected and has just gotten an offer of a lifetime in purchasing the haunted Amityville house.  Not believing in the spirits that inhabit the halls, he knows this to be the perfect purchase and his daughter seems to be excited about the move as well.  Although his soon to be ex-wife does not want her baby to be in the house, since she feels like there is something evil there, there is nothing she can do to stop her.  Finding an old dry well in the basement, which is called the gateway to hell, Susan and her friend Lisa play on each other’s fears on the house and try to perform a séance to speak with the dead using a makeshift Ouija board.  But when the answers come out, the two do not want to believe what it is saying and go about their normal activities. But Susan has been targeted by the house and will not survive her stay as she drowns in the local lake. But her mother does not believe this, as she has seen her daughter walking back into the house, soaking wet.  John has to convince his estranged wife that their child is dead and turns to his investigation team from the magazine for help.  Not wanting to believe that the house is evil, he has kept his ears closed to all of the experiences that he is being told about, but with high tech equipment at his disposal now, he is ready to expose what is really happening in the house.

This is just a fun story about the Amityville house and what has happened in it.  Although this movie does not pack the frightening punch as the first one does, it still follows the same formula and gives a little before the large reveal.  Changing the basement around a little bit, you get to have fun with the dry well that mysteriously fills up with water and reveals part of the houses secrets, but not all of them.  I still am dying to know who or what is haunting the house since nobody seems to be able to put their finger on it.  It could be the old burial ground that the house has been built on, or it could be the devil since there is a gateway to hell in basement and he just likes to pop up for a quick visit.  I think this is what makes this movie series so entertaining to watch, as you have to come up with your own conclusions.  Stay Scared.

 
 

Written by Shae

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I don’t know about you, but when I saw the title, I laughed. And then felt sad. Because…well…sad feels. Guys! Guess what! It’s the second half of season 10, and I have to start this off right. If you haven’t already heard (which, I’m sure we’ve all heard, but it’s gotta be said), Supernatural has been picked up for an 11th season. Yes, I screamed loud with joy. Mostly because I seriously love Moose! Speaking of, I used that lovely nickname of Sam’s when talking to Laurel about the show, she’s just finished season 1, and she was so confused. It’s funny how this show can change so much. I have no regrets. None. Except that maybe Moose’s hair in this season isn’t as fabulous as it could be…just. Saying.

Hey! Let’s move on to the recapping portion of this blog shall we? Dean is still not pleased with the Mark of Cain being on his arm, Sam is worried, Crowley’s having strange dreams, because his mother, Rowena the witch, is possibly tampering with them, and Castiel is upset he can’t seem to get Claire to stop hating him. And Claire, well, she’s just a bag of messed up…she has found some new friends to hang out with and they’ve offered a special one-time-only-friends-help-friends deal of killing Dean! Isn’t that just true friendship right there? It’s a bit psychopathic and a little extreme, but who am I to judge. Either way, while she’s off being a brat, Castiel has a friend bring him something special from heaven; perhaps the only thing that can help them. The only downside is Metatron doesn’t seem to be in a helping mood. Or does he? He tells the Winchesters and Castiel that they need the First Blade. Anything after that is going to cost them something. Dean calls Crowley, and just like that the King of Hell decides to help out…

Well, not so much decides as he gets talked into it. Despite everything that’s happened between them, Crowley still seems to have a soft spot for the Winchesters’. Crowley’s mother, on the other hand, seems to have a soft spot for causing trouble and getting her way. She manages a spell that allows her to hear what Crowley and the boys are talking about. She then convinces Crowley’s right hand man to go fetch the First Blade before they can get to it. All so she can kill him and stage a ruse that Crowley stupidly falls for. I have to give Rowena this; she’s a crafty little manipulator. Now, our King of Hell isn’t so sure about helping out Sam and Dean. Still, he lets them know he has the First Blade. Dean takes that and gives Metatron a visit. Only to find out that the Scribe isn’t willing to give more information just yet. That’s alright, Dean is willing to beat him senseless and then slice into him with an Angel Blade.

In no time Metatron spills the secret to removing the Mark. It all ends where it began. What does that even mean? Probably has something to do with where he got it…or who gave the first mark to begin with…after that Sam pulls Dean away and Cas takes Metatron back to heaven. It’s a whole confusing mix of emotion really. And when it’s all said and done, Sam tries to get Dean to realize that he’s stronger than the pull of the Mark and he might just need to live with it.  Dean doesn’t seem so sure, but he later gets a call from Claire, sparing him more of Sam’s’ boring lectures. Seems Claire’s new friends weren’t joking when they offered to kill Dean. They almost sneak up on him, until Claire screams at the last minute and Dean throws them both to the ground. Smashing the bench with the axe was just a nice reminder of who not to mess with. Dean leaves without a word and Claire walks off. Castiel finds her later and the two have some sense of closure together. He did kind of ruin her life, but she’s still a little brat. With that, we’re left to wait a whole week until we get more Supernatural. In the mean time, there’s always re-runs…


 
 

Written by Shae

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When last we left our hunter duo, things were not going so well. Sammy and Dean were both in denial over the Mark's influence over the older Winchester. Castiel asking for help provided a near perfect distraction. The Angel of the Lord was in a bit of a pickle, it seemed. Especially when it came to dealing with the daughter of his vessel. While Jimmy Novak was long dead, the daughter he left behind was long into trouble. Not quite an adult and with no place to go, she seemed to be bouncing in and out of a home for wayward children.

Feeling guilty over having taken her father from her, Castiel decided to try and help. He broke her out of the home and things seemed to be okay. Except that they weren't. The young girl ditched our trench coat wearing Angel the second she could. All to meet up with another kid and some old guy who had "taken them in." Creepy vibes? Yeah, for real, me too. The old guy had some gambling debt he needed to pay back and he talks the young Novak into holding up a convenient store. 

Cas intervenes, and with the help of Sam and Dean, they track her back to the old creepers house. Speaking of, knowing she didn't pull off the heist, he strikes a deal with the leader of the gang. The girl for his cleared debt. And things just got scary for her. Or, almost. Castiel rescues her and they all nearly make it out...until Dean lets the Mark control him just a bit. The unleashed rage causes everyone in that house to lose their lives. Begging the question of if Dean will ever be free from the Mark's control. He'd already made Castiel promise to kill him if he became a demon again....unbeknownst to Sam of course.

With all that going on we can't forget about the fun that's happening in Hell. Seems Rowena isn't getting the treatment she deems worthy. Convince a demon to lie for her, she inadvertently gets Crowley's trust. Despite all the history between them, he's willing to give her a chance. If you ask me, it's a recipe for disaster. So what does tonight hold? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

 
 

Written by Scotty

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Getting a fresh start in a long going relationship is sometimes key to staying together with your loved one.  Some couples are able to make their relationships stronger by just leaving their home and going on vacation for a week or two, while others have to find a way to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of their lives and move.  While a new home could add another chapter to your life, if the same people are present, it may not change one thing about what is causing the problems in the relationship.  But if you are really in love, you have to fight to keep the relationship strong and you never know what will help it, if you never try.

Chris and Maggie Conley are going through tough times living in the city.  After an argument turned a little bit violent and Chris pushed his wife down, the couple who were expecting their first born will have to wait longer as it caused a miscarriage. Needing to find a way to stay together, Chris has found a house that would be perfect for the couple to try and reconnect in outside of the city.  When the couple comes upon their new home, they are blown away by how far it is from civilization, and how isolated it really is.

With no phone and no electricity, Maggie is concerned about what will happen if they get into trouble again, but Chris is a changed man and will let nothing come in between their love.  When talking to the realtor about the house, they find out that they will have tenants living next store for the next thirty days, and although they will not be alone, their new neighbors will not bother them for anything.  Thinking this is the prefect move for them both, Chris is excited to see what the house will bring for them both, but he also has a new firefighting job in the adjacent town that will keep him away for days at a time.  Although Maggie is upset that he is leaving her to unpack by herself, she is ready to make their new house into something special for them both. 

While unpacking however, Maggie hears a phone ringing in the extra bedroom that is locked and knowing that there is no phone service in the area, she tries to investigate.  Getting into the locked room, she finds that the phone is on the other side of the wall, the tenant’s side, but she stands and listens to the conversation on the other end. But when she turns her back on the door, it shuts mysteriously and locks her into the dark room.  When Chris returns home to find her passed out in the room, he tries to nurse her back to health, but he will have to leave again for his job very soon.  Taking a walk around their grounds, the couple finds a spot where there is a strong cell phone signal and agree to have a daily call and Maggie will have to be there a certain time every day.  Knowing that they need to do this, Maggie rides her bike down the trail to the point, but her phone gets lost when the call is supposed to come through.  Getting back to the house, she continues to hear the phone ring in the tenant’s space, but thinking she is crazy, she tries to ignore it since she has seen the downed lines with her own eyes.  As the days pass and Chris is off training for his new job, strange things start happening around the house and Maggie is worried that there is no escaping what is coming next, until she meets one of her tenants, Mrs. Anderson.

House of Good and Evil is the story of the young couple of Chris and Maggie Conley as they are trying to forget what has happened in the past and start fresh.  Losing their first unborn child when Chris pushed her to the ground during an argument, Maggie is not fully ready to forgive him, but still loves him and does not want him to leave.  Moving to a new house in the middle of the country, the couple is ready to start over again, but Maggie feels that there is something strange in the house that she cannot explain.  Also, finding out that they will have another couple living next to them for the next thirty days does not make her feel any safer, since they were supposed to be there alone.  While Chris is starting his training for his new firefighting job, Maggie is left alone in the house and works on making it their new home.  Hearing a phone ringing on the other side of the house, Maggie tries to investigate, but the house locks her into a dark room which there is no escape.  As Chris comes home and finds his wife passed out in a non-locked room, he believes that she is losing it in the isolation, but will not allow them to change their plans.  Leaving again, for days at a time, Maggie is on her own in the house, but she does not feel alone.  Finally talking with her neighbor, Mrs. Anderson, Maggie is frightened to find that the old woman’s story is the same as her own.  Needing to talk to her husband about what is happening in the house, along with their tenants, Maggie starts to let her anger flow to the top and gets upset with her absent husband for the smallest of things.  Needing to find out what is really going on, Maggie confronts her neighbors about what has been happening in the house for so many years, but her husband is not on board with the plan and becomes an innocent bystander.

This movie had me guessing at every point and when the ending came around, I did not know what to think about it.  I did enjoy how the story of a young couple with violence problems played out and how the move would have affected them both.  Without seeing the neighbors for so long, it was fun to imagine what was happening in the other side of the house, since it was obvious that they had a secret and a phone that tormented pour Maggie to no end.  Watching as Maggie turned into someone that she did not believe that she was probably the best part of the movie, as every day she was alone in the house, something different came to harass her.  It would be hard to imagine what would happen to a city person moving to a place so isolated, but this movie did a fine job with it.  Stay Scared.