AHS: Roanoke, Episode 5


American Horror Story: Roanoke Season 6 (2016)
 Episode 3

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, TV

Rated: TV MA

Gore was great in this episode and there was a lot of it. Still just as tense as the other episodes so far. I didn’t feel that there really was much plot progression in this episode. It felt like a filler type episode.

Episode Rating: 3 out of 5

Series Rating as of Episode: 5 out of 5

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AHS: Roanoke, Episode 3


American Horror Story: Roanoke Season 6 (2016)
 Episode 3

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, TV

Rated: TV MA

Pigs seem to be a reoccurring theme in this episode again.

Angela Bassett was amazing in this episode! She is talent but this episode is her best performance to date! In this episode Angela’s character faces the disappearance of her daughter among other family issues.

Great character dynamic in this episode! Another well written episode.

The gore was fabulous in this episode. Very much what you want from AHS!!!

Episode Rating: 5 out of 5

Series Rating as of Episode: 5 out of 5

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AHS: Roanoke, Episode 2

American Horror Story: Roanoke Season 6 (2016) Episode 2

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, TV

Rated: TV MA

I am grateful that they picked up right where they left off form the last episode! And this scene doesn’t disappoint! I am interested to see how the use of the pig ties into this overall story arch.  Last episode had the frequent appearance of the wooden figures and this one pig tails. Guess we will have to wait and see what the next episode does…….

The suspense and strange occurrences continued in the same creepy manner adding to this story perfectly. We even find out more about the history of the house in this episode and you won’t be disappointed.

I feel like there was an inspiration from the original Blair Witch movie in this episode. Actually, even the first episode with the wooden figures.

Just as a side not so sure about the interview and dramatic re-enactments being used still.

The talent in this series has always blown me away from the acting to the writing and set designs.

Episode Rating: 5 out of 5

Series Rating as of Episode: 5 out of 5

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Zootopia (2016)

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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

Rated: PG

Duration: 108 minutes

This movie takes a cold hard look at prejudices in a fun manner. If you are on Facebook, or watching the news, you know that this is a topic that is openly being discussed. And one that needs to happen.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone. It is well written, which rich characters and a great balance of humor while talking about a serious subject. If it doesn’t push you too look at your own personal prejudices than you are not paying attentions to the story. Or what is going on in our current world. I want to thank the writers and producers for not being afraid to make this movie and confront a topic that needs to be discussed.

Though there is a happy ending, not a spoiler since this is a Disney movie, I hope that one day we, as the human race, can find our own happy ending. And inspiring our children, the next generation, to aim for our own Zootopia, play on the idea of a Utopia if that went over your head, is the place to start.

BTW, the sloth is still my favorite! Check out the trailer below to see why!

IMDB: 8.1 out of 10 at time of review

Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 at time of review. Available for streaming (purchase only)

Netflix: Available at time of review

Mala’s Review: 5 out of 5

American Horror Story: Roanoke Episode 1


american_horror_story_season_6American Horror Story: Roanoke Season 6 (2016)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, TV

Rated: TV MA

Please note that this will be written as I watch the season progress.

I have high hopes for this season after watching last season (Season 5: Hotel). The complete opposite of the Freak Show (Season 4), which I think they held back in. Seemed too cautious with the potential that the subject matter offered.  Another reason I have high hopes is the teaser images that have come out so far for the season.

So you get an idea of my tastes in the season so far here are my rankings of the previous seasons.

1- Hotel
2- Asylum
3- Coven
4- Freak Show
5- Murder House

Episode 1: They didn’t hold back this episode! A lot of creepiness and jumps achieved from the get go. The character history and interaction is already making for a great season. I am excited to see Cuba Gooding Jr. involved in this series.

I am interested to see where they go with the interview aspects they are utilizing in this first episode. And especially after the ending which had me on the edge of my seat.

Will they try to fit in a lot of different things into this season? How will all these images connect? Especially with the promo images that we have been seeing. How do the people clearly from the past tie in with current events? Do the white trash hillbillies know something important? Are they a cult?

I am already excited after this first episode.

Episode Rating: 5 out of 5

Series Rating as of Episode: 5 out of 5

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 photo DSC_0080_zpsuiqgmorx.jpgBatgirl has been a strong female I have admired since childhood. So of course this is a costume that I had to eventually do! This was before I learned how to work with spandex so the suit was actually from Think Geek several years ago. I had a gift card for my birthday so why not use it. It originally came as a zenti suit meaning it had a hood and gloves. This had to be changed right away for several reasons. First, as a diabetic I have to be able to check my blood sugar at a moments notice. So I cut off the finger tips and modified gloved to have the fins on the sides s. Second the originally cowl doesn’t stay in place when you sit down. That had to go quickly and modifying the suit want that easy since the zipper went all the way up the cowl too. But I made it work!!!

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As with all body suits I wear I had to cut a hole in the suit for my insulin pumps tubing so that I could wear this at the same time. Here is a link to another blog about cosplaying s a diabetic. This is one reason I wear a corset with this costume. The other reason is my cape hangs from the shoulder straps of the corset. I am very pleased with this cape! I made the pattern myself and worked very hard to make it two sided. I love the look of black and yellow!  I had to make the base tape myself so it took forever to get this part of the costume done but the time and effort was worth it.

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The cowl is made by Texas Batman. He was amazing to work with! He ran into an issue and wasn’t able to get my cowl out as originally discussed but he communicated everything so perfectly that it didn’t matter to me. Sadly, I didn’t keep in contact with him so I am not sure if he still sells these or not.

If you are looking into a costume like this, meaning using a cowl and need a wig, I would recommend looking into a half wig. The wig under the cowl makes it extra tight and hard to get on and off. Because of this I do tend to get headaches quickly in this cowl, but this is something common with cowls from conversations with other cosplayers.

As much as I love this costume I don’t get to wear it too often. The cowl makes convention sounds echo a lot so I get a headache pretty quickly.

All photos by Keyaroscuro

Check out my other cosplays and costumes on my resume by clicking here. If you have already checked out my resume you may notice no new listings for 2017. This is because I have been joyfully creating art for my new business! Check it out on my Facebook, Intsagram, Redbubble, and StorEnvy sites!

31 Days of Horror 2016

Mauahahahahahahha! I have done it! 31 movies viewed and reviewed for you!  I sure enjoyed this year’s list and I hope you do too!

1.     The Silenced (2015)
2.    The Final Girl (2015)
3.    The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
4.    Visions (2015)
5.     Indigenous (2014)
6.     The Unborn (2009)
7.     Little Red Rotting Hood (2016)
8.     Nightbreed (1990)
9.     Stephen King’s Children of the Corn (1984)
10.   The Rite (2011)
11.    Deathgasm (2015)
12.   Creep (2014)
13.   Holidays (2016)
14.   III:The Ritual (2015)
15.   Ava’s Possessions (2015)
16.   Most Likely to Die (2016)
17.   We Are What We Are (2013)
18.   They Look Like People (2015)
19.   Crimson Peak (2016)
20.  The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
21.   Event Horizon (1997)
22.  Circle (2015)
23.  Cowboys & Vampires (2010)
24.  Fright Night 2 (2013)
25.  Let Us Prey (2014)
26.  Stake Land (2010)
27.  JeruZalem (2016)
28.  After (2012)
29.  Pontypool (2008)
30.   The Forest (2016)
31.    Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Make sue to check out last years list of 31 days of horror!