On/Off- Vampire Knight opening theme 1#

Naoya Sakamoto (坂本 直弥) and Kazuya Sakamoto (坂本 和弥) are twin pop star singers as they were the ones who sang the opening themes for “Vampire Knight”. That anime tv show based on those manga books, as I saw both seasons on Netflix.

So if you got a taste for terror music on Halloween night, this is the very best one.

They didn’t lasted long until 2015 like the George Baker Selection and Stealers Wheel, since 2007. But I still like this song. Whenever I listen to this, I think of Yuki Kuran, her brother Kaname, Rima Toya, Ruka Souen, and Seiren. Those vampires still alive, as they do not want to be hunted down by Prof. Van Helsing.

So for those vampires that I mentioned, it’s Happy Halloween for them. Especially the voice actors who portrayed those characters.

A Page of Madness (1926)

This horror silent movie blog post is dedicated to my loving teacher, Rebecca Crag. Who has much experience in Japanese culture.

There have been horror silent films that made cinema history. Such as “The Phantom of the Opera” with Lon Chaney Sr from Universal Pictures in America, “Nosferatu” from Germany, and of course from the author, Sir Conan A. Doyle, the 1925 adaptation of his novel, “The Lost World”. However, this one sure did. All the way from Japan.

This movie was lost for 45 years until being rediscovered by the director in his storehouse, in 1971. With no speaking cards like what you see in those Charlie Chaplin movies, and by following the music and how this all means to you, you’ll understand on how this story goes. From Tienosuke Kinugasa, if you have a taste of terror in a mental asylum, especially on Halloween, you’ve chosen the right place, at the right time.

Set in the Japanese countryside, far north near the sea at an asylum, where some of their minds can go spinning out of control, a woman was sent there because of what happened to their newborn son a few years ago. She couldn’t help it, as her husband took a job at the asylum as a janitor.

Her daughter was engaged with someone as she tried to tell them. Her father understood, but not her mom who was mentally unstable. She kept having her illusions real to her. And you should’ve seen the patients who were with her. Going wild, cheering and screaming in an actual madhouse. They in fact almost killed the janitor at the very climax. With their mental scary looks, and how they scared the living daylights out of him. He never went back there ever again.

The culture in Japan however in those flashbacks, I had never seen such beautiful culture in the 1920’s. At the time when films and airplanes were born. So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give.

The Terror: Infamy

I didn’t like the first season of ‘The Terror’ when it took place near the Arctic Circle. For how two sailing ships through the Northwest Passage got damaged by the icy waters, as they got stuck, frozen, and isolated. During their time as how they killed a few Inuit eskimos, they ran into a massive monster that was larger and worse than a polar bear. It hunted, and killed every single crew member, one by one.

However in a second season, on a new horror adventure was worth it. Right up my alley, it’s what you should watch over Halloween.

When I learned about Ancient Japan, during the feudal area, they fought against not just kappa and demons mostly, but bakemono, yūrei, and obake. Shapeshifting and abnormal spirits, preternatural creatures, and spiritual ghosts. Which was why in my early days, I watched the entire anime tv show, “InuYasha”. All four movies too. All except for ‘The Final Act’ were on TV channel, YTV. “Princess Mononoke” from Studio Ghibli too on DVD.

Years later in high school, I learned that when the Second World War against Japan broke out, after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, all Japanese-American civillians who were living in North America were to be in internment camps. By losing their home and everything by the government, they were brought to those concentration camps, and were watched over by the military police. The same thing to Canada.

George Takei and Pat Mortia were kids at that time as they had to start over after the war came to an end in 1945. Which was why later on, they became amazing actors. Such as George Takei as Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek”, and Pat Mortia in “The Karate Kid”.

In this supernatural horror, that can terrify you over Halloween, it’s both at the same time. With Kiki Sukizane, Naoko Mori, George Takei, and C. Thomas Howell from “Red Dawn”.

Set in Southern California in the early 1940’s, in a Japanese-American community, all were trying to forget on what they know of in their home country. However, stalking them is a bakemono.

Related to movies like “Frankenstein”, “The Exorcist”, and “InuYasha”, obake, yūrei, and bakemono can have the power to have a human possessed. Demons too mostly back in the feudal area. Also, they make people see things that they are not there.

Unfortunately, December 7th, 1941 came as Pearl Harbour was annihilated. So after that dreadful day, they brought to a camp and were watched over by the military police, and that female bakemono too.

She ripped out tongues of Japanese-Americans, and possessed a few mostly to commit suicide, while the rest to be shot by the MP of the U.S. Army. U.S. soldiers too to kill some, who know about the demonic spirits that are possessing them.

The parts in which was too gruesome was when that female Mexican-American was giving birth to babies.

But she was definitely like Helena Bonham Carter from “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” in 1994 by having herself stitches on her with new skin. And she wouldn’t stop until she had herself with a man that she connects with. From that camp, to Guadalcanal, and then Mexico, she wouldn’t stop. She’s been like this since the Second World War began against Japan, until some Japanese Americans were released from one of those interment camps on January 29th, 1945. Months later, after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were annihilated by the nuclear bombs, the war ended in early August, 1945.

What about the female bakemono? With black blood and black eyes from her face, especially a few coming out of one of her cheeks, one of the humans sent her to the afterlife, and was never resurrected again.

So the morale, is that we do not want to be with someone who is obsessed with you. Even if that person wants you like if he/she would be Gollum from “Lord of the Rings”, and you would be it’s precious. Also, we definitely need to be aware of demons like that bakemono woman, kappa, yūrei, obake, the one from “The Exorcist”, and of course, the ones from the Feudal Era of Japan since that anime TV show, “InuYasha”, and “Princess Mononoke” from Studio Ghibli. Almost all in the feudal era can be feisty and greedy. Especially when they’re obsessed on a marble jewel 💎 for example.

But the most remarkable part was that in the finale, as a massive reunion, and hope for their mirai (Future in Japanese), they used lanterns on water to honour those who are dead. In fact, to behind the scenes, they showed real footage of how they were in those interment camps including George Takei as a youngster. He may have had a childhood that shocked him, but was indeed amazing in acting when he was Hikaru Sulu from “Star Trek”. The same for William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Cmdr. Spock, DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard McCoy, James Doohan as Montgomery Scott, Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov, and of course, Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura.

So for a success, 7.7 out of 10 stars is what I give. And the next time you see a demon, give it sacred sutra’s, and a ton of holy water.

Chris, Shrek, and Sonny Wool (who are Mild N Wooly)

These are something you don’t see everyday. They mentioned about stuff like this on TV, but these are unbelievable. One of them was in the 2011 Rugby World Cup who could predict on the future or so, as the other two were related to that Pokémon TV episode I saw on TV as a youngster. “Mild N Wooly”, aired on February 17th, 2001 in North America, season 3 (Johto Journeys), episode 23 (and also the 139th episode. Or was it episode 141?).

Their names were Chris (first photo), Shrek (second photo) and Sonny Wool (third photo). The first two were from Australia, as the other one was from New Zealand.

I used to enjoy loving farmlands and the animals too. Since I saw videotapes from my local library, as how I went to an experimental farm in Ottawa, Ontario a few times.

And I learned that working on a farmland can mean business. Just as long as some animals don’t get aggressive, watch out for some that can need to give birth, watch out for ravens and intruders that get into your crops, make sure some animals don’t run off, watch out for coyotes, foxes, wolves too, and so much more, that you need to be prepared for stuff like so.

However in Australia and New Zealand, it’s a bit different than the ones in North America.

So Chris and Shrek had the most biggest coats of wool, as they’ve been growing their fur for like 10-15 years. They had their close shaves later, as one of them had a Guinness World Record. By looking at them, they can be really puffy, and be two times bigger than a bush.

But not too large as how I mentioned this here.

Sonny Wool was very like them, but not big coats of wool. But this one was psychic at some point. Cause he predicted on how seven games won by his home country as he cheered for them. Sonny Wool retired later after losing his psychic powers, as Chris and Shrek died of old age in 2016 and 2019. Their wool however, made like 40 men’s clothing after their close shaves.

So the next time you see a farm animal like these three, or for what you may see in “The Incredible Dr. Pol” a tv show, its best that they should not bloated with fur or if they’re planning to explode. Otherwise, they would end up like that Denise Nickerson who was that large blueberry boulder who could squash your vegetable garden. I can’t tell you who she was, but she was with Gene Wilder in the early 1970’s. 3 years before he was with Mel Brooks in some of his comedy films.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

I wouldn’t accept his cameo appearance in “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, but you could say that Kevin McCarthy did an amazing job on warning us, about the pod people, that are ‘out of this world’.

Based on the novel by Jack Finney, it’s the horrifying nightmare that threatens the Earth. Especially by watching this over Halloween.

Far away in deep space, on a dying alien home-world, some alien spores left their old home when there was nothing that they could have. By flying in the solar wind, they would discover and consume the resources of other planets. Earth was the very first. By the time that they landed on plants, they grew rapidly and became massive green pods. Ten times the size of an egg plant. They would be destroyed by setting them on fire, stabbing them, and having them flat as pancakes by using an old fashioned steam roller. With the end goal of causing the human race to go extinct, they would be the replica’s of the humans. Emotionless, psychic, as they wouldn’t care. They would do so, disintegrate the original hosts once they are fast asleep. They wouldn’t stop until every human is dead, as they wouldn’t let a few left to dare escape.

Kevin McCarthy as Dr. Miles Bennell discovered the whole thing in just three days after homecoming from a special convention. He was the only human left alive after every single friend he knew in his life were killed, as he was able to explain the truth. They immediately alerted the FBI, and were able to stop the crisis just in time.

The 1956 original movie remains to be a classic. Which is why I give this 9/10 stars.

Also, a warning of advice: DO NOT WATCH THE 1978 REMAKE WITH DONALD SUTHERLAND, JEFF GOLDBLUM, VERONICA CARTWRIGHT, BROOKE ADAMS, LEONARD NIMOY, & ROBERT DUVALL. Cause it was too late for them when they took over San Francisco, USA. The screams of the pod people, the process of how they are born, and how they don’t care about killing humans, were just too gruesome. Some real humans were able to flee in the very beginning out of San Francisco, but was too late when Kevin McCarthy made a cameo appearance as a running man that got killed and hit by a car. They never let any human to escape by heading to the highways, or the greyhound bus depot, or a train station, or the San Francisco International Airport. Earth was already doomed for them.

Like for how we are facing today, by losing 20th Century Fox so forth, the dark side of movies and tv shows are the same thing like the body snatchers. Taking over on what we loved on, acting therefore that they don’t care, as all they want is nothing but money in their pockets. In which is a very bad idea. And I predict that if this keeps up, a revolt will break out against them.

Hideo Azuma (1950-2019)

Since Michael Lindsay and Isao Takahata were as dead as Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway, so was this man who happens to be a manga artist.

He had some of his work to be as children’s comedy TV shows in Japan mostly, as they never came to North America. So if you want to understand Japanese, rather than watching “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” that they never watch in Japan, this is your way to have yourself entertained.

Hideo Azuma was born on February 6th, 1950. He had loved the works by Kazuhiko Katō (or Monkey Punch) who did “Lupin III”, as he wanted to be a manga artist just like him. After graduating from high school, he did three months of work at Toppan Printing in Tokyo, as he became a manga assistant as he did uncredited work for “Weekly Shōnen Sunday”.

By the mid 1908’s, “Little Pollon” and “Nanako SOS” were made into anime tv shows. No movies. “Nanako SOS” depicts that a young girl who unexpected, acquires superpowers in the unintended result of a scientific experiment gone awry. Much better than the Duffer Brothers who did “Stranger Things”, her powers are amazing. She can fly, has super strength, and can become a giant. “Little Pollon” shows on a girl named Pollon, in which her father is one of the gods in Mt. Olympus. Her father is Apollo. By becoming a goddess of hope, she restored the balance as we do not want a fight with them since “Clash of the Titans”. And the good news, is that they didn’t show the monsters we know. Such as Medusa, Minotaurs, Hydra’s, Cyclops, and Cerberus.

Years later, until in early 2019, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and had to take a break at some point. Until on October 13th, 2019 he was 69 years of age when he was on his deathbed in a local hospital. He struggled at first as a manga artist, but it was a good thing that he wasn’t like Bradley Cooper who drank too much in that new movie, “A Star is Born”.

Besides, those anime tv shows based on his work really did entertained those kids in Japan. Especially when they need to watch them after homecoming from school. And Hideo Azuma, as you may rest in peace, say ‘Konnichiwa’ to Isao Takahata for me, will you?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

50 years before the Kyoto Animation studio fire on July 18th, 2019 by a raving lunatic, in Kyoto, Japan, you could say that in Hollywood, USA in North America, same thing but different.

In the mid-summer of 1969, after the Apollo 11 mission made it to the Moon, film director Roman Polanski was married to an American actress named Sharon Tate. She was 8 and a half months pregnant, and was in the beginning of her acting career. Such as being on “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E”, “The Wrecking Crew”, and “Valley of the Dolls”. While her husband was working on a film in Europe, Sharon and her friends were having like a baby shower at her house one evening, until they were attacked by hippie weirdos. She and her friends were brutally murdered by them, including the worst lunatic of all time. Charles Manson.

Every celebrity in the final year of the Golden Age were shocked and appalled when they heard the horrifying news. Charles Manson and his hippie thugs were arrested later by the police and the FBI as they went in their separate ways in different prisons. Charles Manson was once a musician, but became the leader of hippies that want peace on Earth. Unfortunately, when he and his friends did the Tate murders, all hippies were to not go around like wierdo lunatics. Not even the black people who were in the ‘age of Aquarius’. Which was why the platoons of police officers brutally attacked African-Americans in the first place, as the hippies were next.

Roman Polanski had really loved Sharon Tate, more than any woman on Earth. She was 26 years of age when she and their baby were murdered. What about Charles Manson? In court when they asked him on why would he and his friends would do it, he never asked, and never cared. They described him, ‘As mad as a hatter’. Like the character by Lewis Carroll in that fairy tale that has a ton of malice in wonderland. He remained in jail for 48 years as he got that swastika in the space between his eyebrows. At last in 2017, he had finally met his fate. By suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, respiratory failure and cardiac arrest, he was as dead as the inmates in Alcatraz on November 19th, 2017. Just eight days after Remembrance Day in 2017.

During the time of the Tate murders, a six year old boy had heard about that event. That boy happens to be Quentin Tarantino, as he became a film director, and did the 9th film that nearly depicts that event but in his own style. But that’s not all, three things about his 9th film.

  • This movie is dedicated to his glory days of what he had loved on; while growing up in the 1960’s. Such as martial arts and westerns.

 

  • This is Luke Perry’s last movie since he died of a stroke on February 27th, 2019. Burt Reynolds was meant to be in it, but didn’t make it when he died at age 82 in the autumn of 2018. So Bruce Dern took his place instead.

 

  • Quentin Tarantino announced that he’s gonna do 10 movies in total. So after this and his last masterpiece, he’s gonna retire like Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata from Studio Ghibli since then.

As an all star cast since “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “True Grit”, this has Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. As a western TV actor with his friend as a stunt double, they embarked on an odyssey to get into the film and TV business.

And you should’ve seen the cast that portrayed famous celebrities in 1969. Damian Lewis as Steve McQueen, Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Bruce Dern as George Spahn, Luke Perry as Wayne Marauder, Dakota Fanning as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Damon Herriman as Charles Manson, and Mike Moh as…BRUCE LEE!!!

Tim Roth and James Marsden are in some deleted scenes that were not used in this movie in theatres, but wait until you see him and Jim Carrey in the new ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ movie. And this does have Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen and Al Pacino as a movie producer.

In this comedy drama, set in an alternate timeline, (like Inglorious Basterds) rather than Sharon Tate and her friends getting murdered by Charles Manson’s hippie weirdos, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and a bulldog too, prevented that from happening thank god. And did the most climatic scene I’ve ever seen in my whole life. While Cliff Booth and his bulldog brutally beat the living daylights out of those hippie weirdos, one of his victims, beaten to the face was burned alive by Rick Dalton’s flamethrower that he’d been keeping in his shed. They were as dead as those Viet Cong like for what you see in those Vietnam War movies. No matter if they are shot, beaten to face, and burned alive.

So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give. And never again, we shall see a psychopathic lunatic and more wierdo’s with mental health problems to attack someone or a remarkable place that we have ever love on, and do not want to lose on. Or that psycho or more of his/her pals will be executed, and be as dead as Col. Hideki Tojo and the German officers who did the Valkyrie assassination attempt on Hitler. Even if we do death by firing squad mostly; than having a victim to be dropped and hang by the neck, or the electric chair, or lethal injection until death.

The Goonies (1985)

From the director who did “Scrooged” with Bill Murray, and “Superman” with Christopher Reeve, this was my very first Richard Donner movie that I saw a kid while growing up. And let me tell you folks. Adventures can be remarkable.

With Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and a cast of others, they can have hilarious scenes that I still laugh today. Set in Astoria, Oregon, USA, close by to some docks, some people were face foreclosure when their homes were to be destroyed and have a massive golf course on those hilltops. However, three Italian-Americans criminals that counterfeit have escaped from jail, and wouldn’t be seen.

Four boys by calling themselves ‘goonies’, love to talk about things, how they love their homes, as they built contraptions. During their final weekend, they found a treasure map in the attic that dates back to 1632. The treasure map leads to where some loot is buried, and how a famous pirate with his crew have died there.

His name was One Eyed Willy. In the command of his ship, the Inferno, they were at war with the British at that time out at sea. Just when they stole treasure from the king of England. By the time the British armada had caught up, they went in a cave, as they fired at the rocks all around it. They got caved in, as they’ve been trapped ever since. During their time, they built tunnels and booby traps. So that if anyone gets to near his treasure, or if anyone who escapes, they will die. At some point, before they perished, one of his crew members escaped with the map, a doubloon, and a copper medallion as a key. He and the pirates he trusted close, died in a hidden compartment on his ship loaded up with his treasure.

So the four boys went to go look for the treasure, while an older brother and two teenage girls followed them. However, those three Italian-American criminals followed them also. They had one more member, but was like the Elephant Man as he had a moldy face. His name was Sloth and he can really be hilarious.

From avoiding booby traps, to going down a water slide and finding a small bag of jewels, that was enough to pay off the foreclosure, while the three Italian-American gangsters went to prison instead of the county jail. What about Sloth? He befriended one of the boys as he began to live with him.

With hilarious scenes that made me laugh and cry, especially today, and that song from Cyndi Lauper, this is an adventure that you’ll watch again, and again, and again. So I’m giving this 10/10 stars.

Draft Day (2014)

I’m not very much of a fan of football. Especially on the NFL, but I do know some football players that are great in remarkable moments.

Terry Bradshaw as he hosted some Super Bowl Games, including the ‘Digi-bowl’ for the kids who loved on “Digimon: Digital Monsters” from 2001 to 2002. That hit anime tv show before everything changed.

Dan Marino from the Miami Dolphins as he met both Martin Lawrence, Will Smith and Michael Shannon from “Bad Boys”. However, Dan was rescued by Jim Carrey in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”. Along with its mascot, Snowflake the dolphin from that nasty Einhorn, portrayed by Sean Young.

Last but not least, Jim Brown for the Cleveland Browns. As after football, he went into such movies that made him famous on. Such as “Ice Station Zebra”, “100 Rifles”, “Small Soldiers”, “The Running Man”, and more.

In this hit NFL movie, not only it has Kevin Costner, Denis Leary, Terry Crews, and Sam Elliot, but my favourite actor is in it. Tom Welling. The same actor who portrayed Clark Kent who became Superman in the hit TV show, “Smallville”. In fact, I met him at ComicCon once in early 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada, as I told him how much I loved his TV show on YTV.

Hours before draft time, a NFL manager was making deals with other NFL football managers from places in the USA as they were deciding on who are the top 3 MVP’s. And I can tell you this. Kevin Costner did an amazing deal at the very end.

So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give. ‘B+’.

From Terry Bradshaw who was with the Digidestined in “Digi-bowl”, and both versions of “The Longest Yard” with Adam Sadler, Burt Reynolds, and more to that tribute to Stephen Hillenburg (creator of SpongeBob Squarepants) at the Super Bowl LIII with that song, “Sweet Victory”, I believe that the NFL can have remarkable stories of how they are, as they get to play the game.

Cat’s Eye (1985)

Stephen King seems to be working his way through the reference books of human phobias, and ‘Cat’s Eye’ is one of his most effective films.

-Roger Ebert

Screenplay by the author himself, is his first movie on avoiding trouble that we do not want to get in, as we want to be truthful.

This has James Woods, Drew Barrymore, and Charles S. Dutton, seven years before he was in “Alien 3” in 1992 as the last inmate to be killed by the dog alien.

Rather than movies like “Beethoven”, “Beethoven’s 2nd”, “The Birds”, “Vertigo”, “Man on a Ledge”, “Leprechaun”, and “The Seven Year Itch”, this has everything that Stephen King was inspired on. It may remind you of the hit tv show, “The Littlest Hobo”, but this feline was able to help out people.

Based on some of his short stories, a stray tom tabby cat was able to get away from two horrible bosses. One who was watching over James Woods too much because of smoking, and the other one as a lunatic forced a man to nearly get killed off the ledge. However, it became a hero to Drew Barrymore when a small troll was lurking in its room. By making her parents believe in her, and ripping the troll to pieces by a fan, the tabby cat found itself a new home.

And I can tell you two things that we should never have in this world. One is a horrible boss to mess you around, and the other is a troll that wants to take your life away. In which both can cause a lot of trouble, but will punishment. Even if they were on death row like the inmates from “The Green Mile”.

So for a chilling and suspenseful success, 7.8/10 stars. And I we do not want to deal with raving lunatic bosses, and a killer troll too.