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Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Strangers

One thing to be warned of you when you watch The Strangers, it starts slow. Ridiculously slow, in fact the first half hour could be easily written off and ignored. But then it slowly builds into an intense, taut, thriller with a powerful ending.

Kristen and James (played by Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) are a young couple spending the evening at an isolated cabin in the woods. Their evening turns into a nightmare when they are stalked and harassed by three murderous strangers.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love horror films where the killer does not have some convenient link to the victims, it's scarier that way in my humble opinion. That why Black Christmas was phenomenal and how Slumber Party Massacre distanced itself from the other slasher films of the time.

I also love seeing Liv Tyler back on the silver screen again, she is simply amazing and makes her character so likable that you anxiously hope she survives. This is a film not to be missed for sure.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Imaginary Bitches

Imaginary Bitches is a hysterical new web series starring All My Children's Eden Riegel. Eden played Bianca Montgomery daughter of Erica Kane and the first mainstream lesbian in daytime television.

Eden plays Eden a single girl whose closest friends are all in relationships. Feeling lost and ignored, she creates two imaginary friends Catherine and Heather whom Eden exposes her innermost thoughts too. The friends infiltrate her real life as she dates a Second Life obsessed perv who finds himself attracted to Heather, they get revenge on a girl who stole Eden's boyfriend, and generally help her express herself in ways she normally doesn't.

The show also stars All My Children alumni Elizabeth Hendrickson who played Riegel's love interest on the soap. It also stars Connie Fletcher who played Erin Lavery on the show. Guest stars include Greg Rikaart (The Young And The Restless) and Jessalyn Gilsig (Prom Night).

The show is funny and Eden is engaging in her role. I love some of the one liners and the fact that it touches on a lot awesome topics. The show returns on July 11 and new episodes are released Fridays at 11:00pm.

You can watch it on their homepage or check out their Youtube page.

Update: They are now releasing a DVD of the first season for those of you that don't want to watch it online. You can purchase it off their official website.