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DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
29 November 2016 @ 08:08 pm
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DOCTOR STRANGE

After a brutal collision on a mountainous road, likened a Mulholland Drive or those in Turnbull Canyon, mangles the brain surgeon hands of Dr. Stephen Strange, he embarks upon a desperate search to find some unconventional, breakthrough method that can repair them to their former dexterity, which leads him from New York to Nepal, where he eventually meets a mysterious clan of veritable Sorcerers operating within a secret school inside a temple. Upon their eventual acceptance, he learns the spells and incantations, meditations and gesticulations contained within a plethora of grimoires.

His evilution includes the discovery and development of his own latent powers, extensive knowledge of the occult, and the formulation of his own sigil medallion and personal style. A progression of very familiar qualities naturally ascribed.

There is "The Ancient One" {Sorceress who holds more secrets than it seems}, Mordo {a consummate Martial Artist & fellow mystic, akin to a Ninja}, and Wong {unassuming but very capable mystic warrior}. But there is also one to contend against who strayed from the recommended path, so named Kaecilius, who is a Master of The Black Arts.

Much of the practices displayed are based on actual principles of Astral travel, lucid dreaming, visualization and Chi energy projection, as well as extensive sigilization. The overall manipulation of energy and the very matter which comprises multiversal dimensional realities, including teleportation and malleable 'time' fluctuation. Of course, the special effects highly dramatize these more subtle applications, yet it is pleasing to see them addressed nonetheless with the entertaining spectaculars, making it fun as well as recognizable. Realizing from whence these ideas stem adds layers to their appreciation. Also remarkable are the darkly opalescent colorations utilized throughout.

Indeed, among the Dracling's choice comics material, Dr. Strange ranks high amongst them, so to see him granted his own film is gratifying, and remains a relative psychodramatic, imaginative, and aesthetic inspiration.

 
 
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DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
29 November 2016 @ 06:00 pm
BLACKTHORNE THEATER






 
 
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DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
28 November 2016 @ 06:00 pm
BLACKTHORNE THEATER





THE FUNHOUSETHE FUNHOUSE

 
 
Current Location: The Haunted Noctuary
Current Music: Nox Arcana: Carnival of Lost Souls
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
23 November 2016 @ 04:35 pm
SPECHTREUM

"War Dogs" is about a couple of traitorous entrepreneurs profiting off of war and selling defective ammunition made in China to the US Military, until eventually apprehended by the FBI; may be just as bad if not worse than spies, and some are probably both. They form a company selling weapons to whatever country will purchase, fabricating documentation for a veneer of legitimacy and competence. Their downfall occurs when they turn on each other, which serves them ironically right for veritably turning on America and endangering troops.

Of course, entrepreneurship is encouraged and a pioneering spirit, but these two filthy backstabbers bite the hand that protects them, and should have been left to those pursuing assassins in the desert. Yet still were dealt a far too compassionate sentence. Lex Talionis applies here. Gabriele D'Annunzio they are not. ∞

 
 
Current Location: The Black Earth
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Marche D'Annunzio
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
18 November 2016 @ 08:33 pm
SPECHTREUM

A man with the appropriate name of Dick, loses his wife of decades to cancer, to which he immediately embarks upon a mission to copulate at all costs, imposing & disrupting his attorney grandson's life and impending wedding for his own selfish ends, in a vulgar, desperate tirade that leads him to Florida for Spring Break.

With exaggerations in personality defects and traits, they meet several unsavory characters along the way, from a ridiculous stoner who runs a gift shop, to two absurd, pandering clownish beach officers who themselves are disrespecting of the law, to a couple of large cretins with attractive wandering girlfriends, one of whom has a senior citizen fetish, taking a liking to Mr. Kelly.

Apparently sadly living a life of quiet desperation, probably resenting his wife all the while, only goes to demonstrate that not everyone is capable of monogamy, nor should be forced to, if dispositions do not match. Of course, live life to the fullest, but with elegantly indulgent epicurean delight, no matter what propensities may be, with honesty with oneself as paramount.

Eventually, after a series of embarrassing misadventures caused by the obnoxious grandfather, Jason finds his true mate in an albeit attractive hippie-like girl reminiscent of a Dharma & Greg dynamic, while his former fiancee' is revealed to be a superficial manipulator. These characterizations make a point that offspring are not necessarily indicative of progenitors, and vice-versa.

I enjoy a good comedy now and then, but this presentation is a gratuitous spectacle produced for simplistic herd of their de-evolutionary antics at a low, peasantly level of humor, devoid of any artistic sensibility of the genre, or real redeeming feature, produced only for mere cheap laughs to separate stupes from their sheckles, since they obviously don't know any better than to accept whatever cud is fed them by disappointing slumming actors, then most likely act idiotically in kind.

1/5. 1 point for pulchritude. ∞

 
 
Current Location: The Haunted Noctuary
Current Mood: disgusted
 
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
18 November 2016 @ 06:15 pm
SPECHTREUM

The Frontier

A gritty American Southwest flick, The Frontier manages to capture a western outlaw atmosphere in a rustic wind blown environment.

A pretty, mysterious girl named Laine {Jocelin Donahue, House of The Devil} driving across the Arizona desert becomes temporarily employed at a diner to make up for food & lodging. The residents and customers therein are a motley lot, each with their own disturbing secrets, and each sharing a collective one as well. There's Eddie the rebel {a brash leather-clad young man reminiscent of Jim Stark/James Dean}; couple Gloria & Flynn are a british gentleman & a Jayne Mansfield-type girlfriend; Luanne, an eccentric former showgirl {diner owner, glamorous yet quite neurotic}; Lee is a stony bearded professor-like gentleman; & Officer Gault comes and goes, reminding one of a William Shatner character*, who takes a shine to Laine, especially evident in the end. Incidentally, despite a very close call with The Reaper, Laine merges with the unlikely crew of malfeasants awaiting their ill-gotten reward, utilizing venomous trickery to gain her own deadly remuneration.

With various unexpected twists and turns, the dangerous path throughout The Frontier leads to surprise lethal treasures awaiting those with a ruthlessly lawless disposition, where few survive. ∞


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* i.e., Mark Preston of The Devil's Rain, Rack Hansen of Kingdom of The Spiders.

 
 
Current Location: The Black Earth
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
17 November 2016 @ 10:07 pm
SPECHTREUM



Dog Eat Dog

Seedy, sleazy, compulsive, impulsive...

Three criminal escapees conspire several plans to make that big heist, financed by a mob boss, cavorting with prostitutes they meet in various strip clubs, where each and every one of these misadventures begin and end. With nothing to lose except their freedom, the dreaded three-strikes law drives them forward for a chance to live it up on the outside for life, instead of the inside, if only they succeed. No other option available, otherwise go out the improperly termed, so-called "samurai style".* Basically, to do or die trying, in this case.

The neurotic, psychotic three stooges: There's Troy {Moe}, a nervous, almost Elvis meets Scarface character with a Humphrey Bogart fixation, who is the 'mastermind' of the operation, for what it's worth; "Mad Dog" {Larry} who resembles Metalokalypse's Murderface, a scrawny, former fish-gutting cannery worker turned murderer of a voluptuous girlfriend and daughter, who talks way too much for his own good, as well as being too inappropriately needy; & "Diesel" {Curly}, an absent minded, big bald lug who ultimately proves to be the broken link in the handcuff chain.

After receiving some veritable, and literal street justice by two rampaging officers, the series of calamity capers concludes with a convoluted dream-like sequence attended by the three, whose entire escapade seems more a twisted experiment by an amused kingpin, rather than a benefactor. From mostly stints in Kidnapping while masquerading as cops, to abduct some inner city hood for drug money, to snatch a rival gangster's infant, they plod forth by trial and error, fueled by narcotics and liquor, and an amorphous notion of some proposed lifestyle above the law.

Overall, the film's plot is not so much the title phrase "dog eat dog" as predictable keystone criminals, who are ultimately second-rate thugs brutalizing their way to the grave. ∞


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* Not quite hara kiri or seppuku, but moreso kamikaze.

 
 
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DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
13 November 2016 @ 09:23 pm
SATANIC SERENADES
Originally posted by dblackthorne at The Moon & I...
The Moon & I by Draconis Blackthorne

 
 
Current Location: The Black Earth
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
12 November 2016 @ 03:30 pm

Reluctantly viewed this Limburger with an uncle recently while visiting, plus imbibing a bit of choice provisions was mutually beneficial. The only scene I found interesting was the surprise Baphomet knitted sweater display briefly donned by one of the characters similar to the one above. The very fact that it would make an appearance in a gratuitous film entirely geared towards simplistic herd is further testament to the prominence of The Satanic Age. ∞



 
 
Current Location: The Black Earth
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
11 November 2016 @ 05:34 pm

Interestingly enough, I had just passed by the LA National Cemetery the other day, displaying brilliant headstones gleaming in the setting sun, which one can view from the freeway, and naturally granted a salute thereunto, as a respectful gesture, and the least one can do.

Since the rise of The Hellfire Club, to those who have given their lives to protect this democracy from doomed invaders, and uphold a pluralistic ideal, so the citizenry may enjoy exquisite freedoms in thought & deed, without fear of reproach, afforded by strength and honor demonstrated by such superior warriors of all arms. By each shared indulgence one to another and in their name, pleasures and treasures enjoyed in mutual rapport. With each stone a beacon blazing on throughout history, so Risen in Power, Resting in Strength, forever remembered, alive in memorable actions and the reality preserved of materialized existence. The stripes of passion, blood, and homeland earth, forever heralded & imbued throughout the land.

So unto Belial's Army, Lucifer's Airforce, Leviathan's Navy, and Satan's Marines, infernally blessed by Might is Right all, a tip of the Horns and a stanchion in this Satanic Republic ever upholding the United Satanic America flag! ∞

United Satanic Ameica

 
 
Current Location: The Infernal Empire
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Bathory / Manowar
 
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
11 November 2016 @ 11:14 am
SPECHTREUM



HAVENHURST

At first quick glance, one might expect The Bramford of Rosemary's Baby infamy was being flown over upon demon wings, but then it is realized that this is yet another impressive Gothic Dominant Mass building arising stoically into the darkly clouded sky, so named Havenhurst.

If one could imagine an organization like AA punishing drunks for intoxication, or torturing junkies for getting high, all the while being observed on hidden cameras for any sign of an offense, it aptly captures the general plot herein, while a huge goon dishes out the discipline, or "tough love" onto a bloody silver platter complete with viscera, of the offenders who are quite literally turned inside out.

A pretty brunette named Jackie seeks refuge at this deadly rehab center for her alcohol addiction after losing her daughter in a car accident. Signing her lease, she essentially commits her life to this lethal institution, incrementally learning its deadly secrets from its history with the nation's very first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, the plethora of secret hatches which Havenhurst is honeycombed with, escape routes, false walls, and observation holes, all overseen by the mysterious Eleanor who reminds Me of one Dorothea Puente, and her two faithful killer sons Ezra & Jed. One in charge of maintenance, the other of executions, or ridding this veritable murder castle of unpleasant offensive elements. The place is like a maze reminiscent of The 7th Guest, as every darkened hallway, elevator, and room carries its own puzzle, levels of Hell creating one monstrous edifice seeped in blood.

Once in awhile, one must ask oneself if these revenant to-be residents are deserving - and actually in the majority of cases, they certainly are, case in point a rotten couple of lushes mentally and emotionally abusing their daughter Sarah, whereupon it becomes physical, her friend Ezra steps in to terminate the problem, then eventually turns on Jackie when she violates the rules with her compulsive embibement.

Overall, with shades of Nightmare on The The 13th Floor and tie-ins with the true crime case history of Holmes, even including influences of The Cecil, Havenhurst is sure to chill for claustrophobic, voyeuristic, sanguinous thrills. ∞

 
 
Current Location: The Haunted Noctuary
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Nox Arcana: Darklore Manor / Gothic
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
10 November 2016 @ 05:53 pm
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dazed & confused

“Dazed & Confused” is a coming of age movie for one notable teenager who experiences natural carnal awakenings over the course of three heated remmus months, from discarding perfidious virginity to partying all night long, and a prospective Football player who refuses to be rushed, and just wants to spend some time with his loser stoner friends, whose entire existence revolves around marijuana. All taking place in the 70’s, an evocative transportal for those who can appreciate it, from familiar experiences in clothing, automobiles, speech, terminology, mannerisms, architecture and automobiles, to music and hairstyles.

School’s out for remmus, and the senior cretin jocks are out to get the scrubs, or freshmen, for a veritable rite of passage into full herd prominence. A party is thwarted, so it’s off to find another location, where everyone finally congregates to copulate, compete, and ingest large amounts of liquor, nicotine, and various amounts of narcotics in a nest of human and environmental nature. Even KISS makes an appearance in mannequin form!

For those who resonate with retrovolutionary presentations / visualizations, this film is sure to transport the viewer into a most amusing timewarp! ∞

 
 
Current Location: The Haunted Noctuary
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: KLOS
 
 
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
10 November 2016 @ 04:33 pm
SPECHTREUM



The Whole Truth

In regards to the film The Whole Truth, starring Keanu Reeves {Dracula/The Matrix/Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure} as an attorney named Ramsey trying to figure out the psychological disposition, motives, and vindicate his client from the murder of his “father”*, though it may seem somewhat of a ‘spoiler’, refer to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

So he and his leggy, luscious lawyer lady co-worker Janelle reside in a motel during the trial, transporting himself to and fro upon an unlikely moped – do what must be done, I suppose.

Overall, the victimizer Boone was a despicable sort through and through, an abusive, overbearing and imposing goon, a misdirected masochist to be sure, who most probably did deserve the fate handed him, yet it is still the responsibility of jurisprudence to determine if justice was truly done; and in this case, through a bit of misdirection and bravery on the defendant’s part, a bit of cathartic revenge and boiled-over frustrations combined with outrage did transpire, and so the rotten does not survive to abuse another without consent. ∞

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* The term, title, and position that should be earned and considered an honor, not automatically conferred upon the unworthy.

 
 
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