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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sinister Title...excerpt from "Thoughts from the Talons"

Sinister title

A cry in the near distance
Blood-curdling fear envelops the night
The air filled with the aroma of death
Prey fall victim to the master of undead

Transforming from beast to man
Piercing ebony eyes invoke mystic thoughts
Coaxing and luring into eternal life
Drifting through endless time and space

The long clutches of death ease
Twilight befriends the wicked
Farewells to sun and daylight
The moon protects its kin

Leagues of ‘nosferatu’ roam the earth
Hiding in mists and shadows
For most just a nightmare or movie
For some the sinister title of vampyre

Sher Boudreau 06-18-2004 (c)

Trapped..excerpt from "Thoughts from the Talons"


Into the night she seeks him out

A victimized soul easy prey
Whispering her yearnings to his mind
He comes to her willingly

Her wings engulf his firm body
Deeper he falls into a trance
Her eyes dark and seductive
Hiding her ultimate goal

Her lips red and dripping of blood
She tastes him with hunger and lust
To her he is more than nourishment
He is her concubine of the night

Trapped by her talons
He gives himself to her fully
Surrendering his life into her grasp
A loyal consort of her flesh

Waking to the insatiable bloodlust
He takes direction like a learning child
Taking flight and seeking his own prey
No longer the victim

As the dawn breaks
They seek comfort and shelter
Their bodies intertwined in darkness
Waiting for the next moment to feast

Sher Boudreau 03-05-2006 (C)

The Hunger excerpt from "Inside the Dragon's Heart"


Moon behind the clouds

The ominous shadows begin
Lurking in the darkness
He stands ready

Cursed or blessed
He knows not which
Immortality has its rewards
Lives all rolling into one

The hunger builds
Needing to nourish his thirst
His prey unsuspecting
Their blood his eternal food

The ebony of his eyes
Covered over by bloodlust red
Sharp piercing fangs emerge
An unstoppable force of nature

He kills for survival
Relishing in the conquest
A feast upon the flesh
He returns every night

Sher Boudreau…2003-01-28 (C)

Sunday, July 21, 2013



Starring Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Joey King
Directed by James Wan

The Conjuring (2013) Poster

Grab your 'blankie', pillow and favourite 'squeeze' for this horror flick. The Conjuring based on a true story, takes place in Harrisville Rhode Island. A quiet sleepy town in rural Rhode Island. The Perron family lead by Carolyn and Roger Perron (Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston) moves from the bustling city life of New Jersey to the country in hopes of finding happiness, tranquility and growing room for the family of seven.

The house starts to reveal its true evil heritage with the death of the family pet. Carolyn Perron (Lily Taylor) is quickly spotted as a conduit for the great beyond to take hold on earth.

Joey King continues to show her incredible talent and budding stardom playing the tormented daughter Christine. King, who also stars in White House Down (also in theatres currently) is quickly making her way up the success ladder.

Solid performances by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga who play legendary supernatural investigators - Ed and Lorraine Warren. With stock footage, on screen commentary and outstanding special effects, this is one horror movie not to miss.

Director James Wan is right on the money with this fact based terror. He delivers what can easily be considered one of the greatest horror films of all time.

Rated R for the violence and there is a great deal of it. A total scare fest time of 112 minutes. Make sure you clip your nails otherwise your significant other`s lap will be bloody from the constant clutching.

Jumps, bumps and screams make this movie an absolute must see on this summer`s movie list. Of course adding this to your home library once released on Blu-Ray/DVD is a given.




Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon and Robert Knepper

R.I.P.D. (2013) Poster

Step back in time. To a time where slap-stick, campy comedy was king. This is where you would this epic 'C' movie. Reynolds plays Nick, a savvy relatively happy Boston police officer. His life and love are ripped away from him suddenly by his partner and friend Hayes (played magnificently by Kevin Bacon).

Instead of going straight to hell or heaven, Nick (Reynolds) ends up at the desk of the Commander of the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) played by Parker. She is crass, to the point and makes no excuses for her nastiness. Nick is paired up with long time law keeper Roy (played by Bridges) to rid the earth of `Deadoes` before they can take over the planet and cause the ultimate demise of the human race.

Robert Knepper delivers the best performance of the movie playing Stanley Nawlicki, a wayward `deado`who falls prey to Roy and Nick (Bridges/Reynolds)

Constant slap-stick humor along with cheesy dialogue drag this film right back to the days of Attack of Killer Tomatoes (circa 1978) and Elvira Mistress of The Dark (circa 1988). The plot is reminiscent of Men in Black (circa 1997), with the change being dead people in lieu of aliens.

At 96 minutes it isn`t a film that will keep you from the real world too long. Rated PG13, the younger kids will find it very funny and you won`t help but giggle at some of the one liners.

Not on the must see list, but if you are faced between watching another episode of Young and the Restless (CBS) or this..take this.

RAVENBRAN RATING..... 1.5 out of 5 claws



Starring Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Joey King.

White House Down (2013) Poster

The stars all aligned in perfect harmony for this action thriller. Jamie Foxx gives a command performance as President Sawyer. The President (Foxx) falls behind enemy lines when the White House is taken over by terrorists led by former 'black back operatives' who have turned rogue against their country.  It is up to Cale (Channing Tatum) who is at the White House for a Secret Service interview, to rescue the President and his daughter (played brilliantly by up and coming starlet Joey King).

James Woods delivers the true goods as the head of the Secret Service. Surrounded by amazing special effects and some truly great explosions. (The Capital building in particular)

With a running time of 131 minutes, this non-stop action will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Solid performance by  Maggie Gyllenhaal aids in making this a must see for the summer.

RAVENBRAN RATING  4 out of 5 claws