Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hump Day Homework: Weekend Getaway

“Best of an island is once you get there - you can't go any've come to the end of things...”  - Agatha Christie

Read: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

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 What starts out as the ultimate weekend getaway quickly turns into a dark and twisted mystery, when a group of teenagers discovers a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. To make matters worse a raging storm cuts them off from the outside world, and the exclusive island becomes a death trap when the friends start dying one by one...

 If the story sounds familiar to you, it might be because you read the book it is based on: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. And if it doesn't then you should also add that to your reading list.

Watch: Fear Island

A group of friends is headed to a small island for a weekend getaway, there's a creepy caretaker, one of them is a killer...  You know the drill. I didn't have high expectations for this movie. I figured it would just be a bad movie movie version of Harper's Island, but the twist at the end of this movie makes you want to rewatch it as soon as the credits start, just to see if there were any clues you missed...

Something else that speaks for this movie is that it succeeds in shocking without dropping buckets full of gore every time the audience is supposed to "jump" - which is always a plus.

Listen to: The Maine, Forever Halloween

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Even though it is darker than the band's previous works (but not nearly as dark as the cover suggests) Forever Halloween isn't anything new, but it's the perfect killer-island-weekend-soundtrack. My personal favorites include White Walls and Kennedy Curse.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes

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