The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bates Motel, Season 1 (2013)

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddy Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Oliva Cooke

After his father's death, teenager Norman Bates moves to a small California town with his mother where she bought a hotel. Soon his estranged brother shows up and so do former tenants who have mysterious agendas.

My Take:
I went into this show not really knowing what it was about. It's a brave move to take a well known character like this and move them into the present day. Then throw in an older brother who tracks them down because he no place to go despite his loathing towards Norma and town where many residences have their own secrets. The show has a lot of strong characters and sets up a few multi-layered stories. From the first episode this makes for a compelling series.

Favorite Episode:
"First You Dream, Then You Die" - The pilot episode kicks everything in gear as the mother and soon move to the new town where the met by the former owner who doesn't care for them buying his family property. The tone for the entire season are set in motion.

Rating: So Good

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