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It’s been merely months since Stranger Things season 3 was released back in the summer.  Luke, Will, Dustin, El (Eleven), Steve, Nancy, and the other kids battle the demogorgon yet again at the popular Starcourt Mall.  Even as the kids grew older over time, they still share the common enemy to fight.

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Shockingly enough, Stranger Things season four will most DEFINITELY be happening in the next year.  All of that great 80s horror sci-fi nostalgia will all be returning sooner than you think.  This will certainly be worth the wait for 2020.

But just yesterday, another exciting announcement was released for Stranger Things as well.  Right within the center of YouTube comes… Stranger Things bloopers.

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Stranger Things… BLOOPERS.  One of the most exciting 80s-themed sci-fi series features bloopers during some of their scenes.  There are bloopers for season one, two, and three to enjoy.

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This announcement is just truly amazing.  I truly love Stranger Things and these bloopers were flat-out hilarious.  It’s humorous, yet intriguing to see such a dramatic series become so silly.  If there’s one thing I like other than Stranger Things, it’s bloopers from some of the greatest TV series and movies.

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With that, the Stranger Things bloopers are the videos we all needed while waiting for season four.  The date may seem like a long way, but these bloopers will be able to tide us over for a bit.

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For now, just enjoy the demgorgon dancing the night away.

Tom Brady Cameo in Living with Yourself


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American Horror Story: 1984 really hit the mark with the 100th episode.  It featured some great scenarios for what happened to all of the characters after Camp Redwood.  Better yet, there were two references towards American Horror Story: Asylum.

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But American Horror Story wasn’t the only series to feature a random reference this past week.  One of the series I binge-watched on Netflix earlier was Living with YourselfLiving with Yourself featured Paul Rudd as Miles Elliot, a man who goes through a mysterious treatment that promises him a better life.  He discovers that has been replaced by a clone version of himself.  Both him and his clone figure out how to live with this surprising twist in their lives.

It’s in the premiere episode where things get REAL interesting.  After Miles first arrives to the spa, he sees a man exiting from the place.  That man just so happens to be New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady.

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Tom Brady makes a surprising cameo as the man who exits the spa.  During the scene, Miles asks him how many times he has been in the place.  He responds with ‘six’, making it his sixth time there.

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Interestingly enough, this quick scene is a nudge towards the PR nightmare of Robert Kraft getting caught in the prostitution ring in Florida earlier this year.  It mirrors from the scenario that took place at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.  As bad as the PR nightmare was, it still makes for an intriguing reference in the first episode of Living with Yourself.

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First American Horror Story referenced its own seasons on the 100th episode and then Tom Brady made a ‘wink wink, nudge nudge’ reference on Paul Rudd’s new Netflix series.  Two surprising references within the past week.

Who knows what other random references will be thrown at us this time.  Whether they be from a good or bad scenario, it will surely be recognized by the audience either way.

Netflix’s Haunted: Cult of Torture


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Netflix’s Haunted spooked audiences nationwide last year with some of the creepiest, disturbing stories people have told.  Each episode featured an individual sharing their traumatic past dealing with a demon, ghost, or some other horrific nightmare.  Many years later and they have still lived to tell the tale.

One of the biggest questions that comes to many people’s mind is this – are these actually based on a true story?

Whether the stories are real or not, one thing holds for sure – Haunted features some truly gruesome stories, most especially in the second season.

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Haunted came back for season two recently, rolling out six more chilling stories to hear from.  There were some really good episodes, but nothing comes close to episode three titled ‘Cult of Torture’.  Many elements of the story actually pinpointed to things that were ACTUALLY based on real events.

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Here’s the story – James Swift grew up in this Christianity-based doomsday cult in Louisiana.  His mother joined this church known as the Worldwide Church of God, which was founded by Herbert W. Armstrong.  Armstrong was a televangelist who hosted a program called The World Tomorrow (which was a REAL show that aired decades ago!).

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By the time James Swift was a teenager, he underwent through some horrific torture to rid his body of the so-called “gay demon” that was inside of him.  When he was 15, Swift was sent to the New Bethany Home for Boys in Arcadia, Louisiana.  It was there that he was hosed, kept in a cage, and subjected to other various torture tactics for seventeen weeks.

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For the record, Herbert W. Armstrong was a real Christian who was born into a Quaker family in 1892.  He got into the Church of God over thirty years later where he got his start as an ordained minister.  It was then years later that he would create what was known as the Worldwide Church of God in 1968.  His ministry grew rapidly in the 70s with his program The World Tomorrow.

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As for where Swift was held in a cage, well… that was real too.  The New Bethany Home for Boys was a companion torture compound and stories of these camps were covered by major news source (The Daily Beast, Mother Jones).  These ‘homes’ were part of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement, which itself was at the center of numerous abuse controversies.

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With that Haunted became even more creepier with one of the latest episodes ‘cult of torture’.  While there is no supernatural elements within the story, the very real elements from years ago make it just as disturbing.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie


       Welcome back to MakeSandcastlesNotWar folks!  I took a bit of hiatus these past few weeks, what with work being busy and Columbus Day Weekend approaching.  Now that the long holiday weekend is over with, its time to get back to blogging.

        For the record, I binge-watched through a lot of great stuff on Netflix during my days off.  But one of the most anticipated films that I was looking forward to was El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

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       El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie was the sequel film that left off after the final episode of Breaking Bad.  It takes place right after Jesse Pinkman rides off from the cage he was held captive in.  Jesse Pinkman first rides over to Skinny Pete’s house to reconnect with him and Badger. He stays with them to refresh for a while.  After that, he meets up with various old friends to plan his escape from New Mexico.

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       This sequel film was just absolutely amazing.  El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie tied up many loose ends between Jesse Pinkman and the other characters he worked with during Breaking Bad.  There are various flashbacks including some disturbing ones of when Pinkman was held captive.  Better yet, there is even one sequence when he meets up with Walter White (guest starring Brian Cranston, of course!).

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       If you have seen all of Breaking Bad, then you definitely got to check out El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  This film answers all of those burning questions you had after the last episode of the series.  I won’t give away the ending, but I will say this – it’s the ending that Jesse Pinkman deserved, driving off in that El Camino.

The Politician – Hobart/Jackson


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Over the first week of October, I kicked off the fall season by binge-watching Ryan Murphy’s newest series The Politician on Netflix.  The Politician followed Payton Hobart’s (Ben Platt) race as high school class president at Saint Sebastian High School in Santa Barbara, California.  It was quite an amazing story that wove together elements from shows like Glee and House of Cards.

But while the main storyline was all on Payton Hobart’s race for class president, there was another familiar star of the show.  That actress was none other than Jessica Lange.

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That’s right folks – one of the BEST things about The Politician was the return of Jessica Lange.  This was her latest TV role after making her surprise appearance in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  Jessica Lange played Dusty Jackson, the mother of Infinity Jackson (Zoey Deutch).

And for the record, Jessica Lange’s character was just as crazy as ever.

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The first episode starts with Payton taking in cancer-stricken Infinity Jackson under his wing.  However, he gets news that Infinity didn’t have cancer.  After running some blood tests, He and his friends find out that she was perfectly healthy… or so they thought.

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Infinity wasn’t actually sick.  It was her mother Dusty that was causing her to be sick in the first place.  She was a victim of Munchausen by proxy from her own mother.

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So there you have it – Jessica Lange played a crazed grandmother who made her own granddaughter sick.  The story about what happened to her own daughter gets even more disturbing.

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So far Jessica Lange was Constance Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Sister Jude Martin in AHS: Asylum, Fiona Goode in AHS: Coven, and Elsa Mars in AHS: Freak Show.  Not only that, but she also played Bette Davis in Feud.   Years later and she is still bringing her A-game on Netflix.  Dusty Jackson was just one of many amazing characters to watch.

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With that, Jessica Lange returned to play another disturbing, yet creative character in The Politician.  Dusty Jackson definitely had that American Horror Story vibe to her (like Constance or Fiona!).

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Whatever character she plays, just remember that she’ll always be the baddest witch in town.