Dark Ditties Presents ‘The Witching Hour’ (Episode 4): Spoiler-Free Review

The Witching Hour is here!

The fourth installment of Dark Ditties blends campy horror humor with some cringe-worthy terror that may seep into your own nightmares. Samantha has been dreaming about a dark and mysterious entity named Tyberius Krane. Not knowing where else to turn, Samantha seeks assistance from a tacky over-the-top paranormal investigations show called, ‘The Witching Hour.’

The mock paranormal show is on the verge of cancellation and it’s clear that they will do anything to hold on to viewers, but things take a dark and unexpected turn when a real supernatural threat emerges after meeting with Samantha.

Fans of Supernatural may thoroughly enjoy this feature length episode, which gave me a Ghostfacers nostalgia. The cast of the mock paranormal show is outrageous and silly, but that adds to the campy horror charm. It’s not all fun and games; however, as we are presented with some genuinely scary moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. Tyberius Krane will give you chills, as we dive into the mystery behind him throughout the episode.

The cast and characters are fantastic and I thought that the effects and musical score really elevated the series, bringing to life a chilling and entertaining episode of horror. While the plot may seem predictable at times, the humor sliced it with new vitality. The show brings you plenty of gore, laughs, and terrifying scares.

A fresh take on horror that is well worth the watch!

Look for Dark Ditties episodes on Amazon Prime!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Dark Ditties in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 16: “Don’t Go in the Woods”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 16, I remembered that I will never go in the woods pretty much ever.  I’m not a fan of camping or hiking as it is and I’ve seen enough scary movies to convince me to stay far away from the woods after dark and this episode continued to reinforce that fear.  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Don’t Go in the Woods,” Sam and Dean investigate a case at Big Creek State Park in Iowa after a girl is brutally attacked by an “animal.”  Meanwhile, Jack is given a mission of his own and meets up with Max and some of her friends.  My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 14 episode 16 are:

5

“My mission is shopping.”

Sam and Dean decide that it may not be the best idea to have Jack tag along on their case right now since he has been going through quite a lot and they don’t really know if they can trust his powers just yet.  However, Jack gets his own special mission, as Dean provides him with a very important shopping list for supplies, which includes beer, listed twice.  I mean, it is pretty important, but I started to wonder what Jack would do for ID and it’s funny how this came up later on.

4

“The Ghostfacers are cool.”

So, I am a Supernatural fan for life and I love any excuse to mention the Ghostfacers.  I was extremely excited to see a fun cameo from them in this episode.  When Jack heads out on his important shopping mission, he runs into Max and some of her friends on the way.  As a reminder, we saw Max and her friends in episode, “Lebanon,” earlier this season.  One of Max’s friends is watching a video on his phone of the Ghostfacers and Jack says he has never heard of them.  We get to see a quick clip of them saying, “Winchesters still suck ass though,” which is absolutely hilarious.  I’d love to get another full Ghostfacer episode for sure and you can’t help loving their catchy theme song, which you can listen to here!

Max and her friends tell Jack that they know about the whole hunting thing and Jack tries to play it off by asking, “What’s a ghost?”  Jack is relieved that they know about everything and it looks like he may get the chance to actually hang out with some kids his own age.  Then again, he is only two…twenty…two.

3

“I can fix this.”

It initially seems like Jack is fitting in with his new group of friends, as he is extremely excited to invite them into the world of demons and monsters.  Jack even shows off his abilities and is asked:  “Dude, are you like a Jedi or something?”  However, as this started, I began to worry that Jack was not in control of his powers and that the impact on his soul would prevent him from knowing where the line is.  After Jack went a little bit crazy with the angel blade, one of the girls is accidentally stabbed.  Jack is able to heal her, but his new friends tell him to stay away.  Is Jack truly dangerous?  I don’t think that Jack has bad intentions, but losing part of your soul and not understanding right from wrong is not something to be taken lightly, especially since Jack may be the most powerful being in the world right now.

2

“We hunt these things.”

As Sam and Dean investigate the case further, they realize that they may be dealing with a Kahunta.  It means whistler and the Kahunta can certainly carry a creepy tune, which sort of reminded me of a darker version of Negan’s whistle from TWD.  The sheriff in town seems to know a lot more than he is initially letting on and we find out that the Kahunta was actually made.  It’s a curse and the being would always be starving unless he fed, but if he failed to, he would then be forced to feed on himself.  The Kahunta is definitely not a looker and even has this burning type of ooze that drips from his mouth, which had my stomach turning.  Sam and Dean work with the sheriff to stop him once and for all, but the sheriff tries to ask them why they don’t just tell people that monsters exist.  Sam and Dean explain that knowing about monsters and fighting them are two different things and that people still ultimately die.  I thought this moment was important and relevant, especially since it connected to what Jack is dealing with right now.  Luckily, teamwork ends up panning out here and the Kahunta is taken out once and for all.  “Gesundheit!”

1

“It was crappy of us not to tell you.”

After the encounter with the sheriff, Sam and Dean realize that they need to be honest with Jack about their concerns.  Sam and Dean come clean with him and tell Jack that he deserves the truth.  Jack says he understands and won’t use his powers without permission.  However, Jack does not tell Sam and Dean about what happened, which is very concerning.  Is Jack trying to protect himself or is there something else going on here?  Either way, it’s not a good sign that he is keeping his family in the dark.  Stay tuned!  New episodes return April 4th

**Supernatural has announced that season 15 will be its last.  15 is a very lucky and significant number to me so although it is bitter sweet, I think it is the right call for the series to end after next season. Carry on my Wayward Son.  SPN never really ends though, as it will continue to live on through its SPN family.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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“Supernatural” Lucky season 13: How has the longest running show on the CW lasted?

Can a television series air for 13 seasons and still bring in viewers without becoming stale?  The CW’s Supernatural series is currently on lucky or perhaps unlucky season 13 and it begs the question, how has this show lasted so long?  A few thoughts come to mind as I myself am a long-time fan of the show.  For starters, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are believable as brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester and have an undeniable bond.  Viewers connect and empathize with them as you find yourself on the edge of your couch clutching your popcorn, wondering if one of these challenges along the way will ultimately separate the brothers forever.  That being said, they have survived hell, purgatory, and whatever else has been thrown their way while still keeping a sense of humor through it all.  Is the brotherly bond enough to keep the Supernatural series from becoming tiresome, however?

 

For me, it also comes down to the clever way that the writers integrate episodes that some critics may refer to as fluff.  Episodes like season 4’s “Yellow Fever,” where the opening scene reveals Dean running for his life from an adorable Yorkie or season 9’s “Thinman,” which has a creepy vibe brewing until you find out that it involves fan favorites, the Ghostfacers, are brilliant.  Throughout the serious plot twists or the enemies that come their way, whether it involves angels or demons, this can sometimes wear on you as a viewer.  Incorporating episodes where Sam and Dean are just merely going out on hunter adventures keeps it exciting and fresh, while giving true fans that sense of nostalgia that hooked them onto the show in the first place.  It’s the reason why shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed which were also favorites of mine, did not have as long as a run as Supernatural.  These shows eventually ran their course, while Supernatural keeps going strong.   It follows the main plot for the season while strategically sprinkling in fun and lighter episodes that remind you why you keep coming back for more.

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl