Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal

Supernatural: John Winchester’s Journal – Alex Irvine

Previously I read Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting, which I kept calling Bobby’s journal. Anyway where his went by place papa Winchester’s goes by year. (if only they could have an appendix of some sort at the end to be able to refer to certain monsters or topics to find what you are looking for faster. Also some of what John wrote no idea what some of the notes are about. I had to look on the previous page or 2 to see if I missed something. (And this was a kindle book! so I don’t think those pages can get stuck together)

As for the exorcism rites..,  I do wish there were an English translation (or at least a key of proper pronunciations of the Latin letters.)

When Mr. Winchester isn’t writing his notes on demons, spirits and other things that may or may not go bump in the night, his entries seem mostly on His anniversary with Mary and the boys birthdays.

What I do like about both John’s & Bobby’s Journals is you get some back stories about them that I don’t think were in the show. I have read one of the shows Spin-off novels I forget which. I know one I wanted to read was Nevermore… (that might have been the one I still need to read)  one had something to do with a dragon.. Oh the Heart of the Dragon is the one I read.

Any fan of Supernatural will like, but I liked Bobby’s table of contents better. As for anyone else…

if you like the supernatural and reading bits and pieces about folklore than you’d like this. Thankfully I had it on the kindle as I had to check on a few words I was not familiar with.




You may also be interested in Bobby’s guide to Hunting  I have another one or 2 Supernatural related posts as well you can search in the header for



The Haunting of Hill House

2018    Drama,Horror,Mystery  TV-MA  

Michiel Huisman ,Carla Gugino ,Elizabeth Reaser ,Oliver Jackson-Cohen ,Timothy Hutton   Cast IMDB


A large family moves into the huge manse of the ‘Hill’ house to ‘flip’ it.  (I just hope its jut repairs as that looks like a historic building)

Dad Hugh and  Mom Olivia  Oldest son Steve, Daughters Sibil ( I think was the eldest’s name)    The middle sis Theo and then the youngest Nell and her twin Brother Luke

The story is told by flashes of the Crain family’s time living in the house, and the now fractured family who are all still haunted by their time in the house.

Steve writes novels on what else Haunted Houses, even though he doesn’t believe in ghosts. the Oldest daughter is a mortician, Luke is a drug addict, Nell therapy, and not sure what if anything Theo does aside from her touch anything 9without her gloves) and have psychic visions.

For those that like to read what books that are shown or mentioned in movies and tv shows .. I noticed the Mother, Olivia reading the 5th Child I think that was in episode 9. Also I think they may have ‘hidden’ tid bits for us to find. I found a ghost lurking around a corner. At first I didn’t see it, but looking around the screen or at a certain angle that’s when I noticed it.

Why does everyone think Luke’s friend Abigail is an imaginary friend? He says she’s from the woods,  could that mean the houses caretakers daughter?

Nell keeps seeing The bent neck lady. BNL is a twist I thankfully was surprised about which was cool. I forget which episode It was when I did figured it out, but it was maybe just before they revealed it, when I thought “Don’t tell me that’s ________”

Not 100% sure if this was supposed to be the 70s or 80s but when they move in, one or 2 of them have the roller suitcases. I don’t remember those back then but I remember one of the girls dragging along a multi colored one. The others had luggage that looked more to the times, duffle bags, or a clasped hard suitcase (sort of like a low trunk)

I think the season finale was one of the best episodes. With all the prose ‘narration’ by the older brother that was in it


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The Cast

The Nun

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The castle looks familiar for some reason,

If that hallway with the crosses and mist isn’t creepy, I don’t know what is. But what is behind that  Finit hic deo = God ends here door?

A nun’s suicide leads to an investigation of the abbey,deep in the woods of Romania by the Vatican. Their trusted man that specializes in unexplainable happenings, is dispatched. A young Nun, who has yet to take her vows is also dispatched by her convent.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

2018   drama, fantasy, horror

Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis,Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez,Tati Gabrielle, Richard Coyle,Miranda Otto, Lachlan Watson

Opening credits look like Archie comics, style and later Riverdale is mentioned; so I’m guessing one of those writers (or the same one) worked on both, or I should say the same artist.

After her parents her father being a high priest, and mortal mother die in a plane crash, Sabrina is raised by her Aunt Zelda and Hilda, witches of the church of night.

Sabrina is days away from her ‘sweet’ 16…dating mortal Harvey, hanging out with her friends Roz and Susie.  And raising feminist hell at school. All in a days work. This Sabrina’s so called ‘sweet 16, is bound to be a hellish one. As if being a teen isn’t hard enoughgoing to one school.  She has to go to 2, and basically ends up with 2 lives.


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Maximum Overdrive


1986  R   Emilio Estevez  YEardly Smith    Action Horror Comedy

Written for the screen and Directed by Stephen King

Music by AC/DC


With the earth caught in the tail end of a comet, machines become homicidal and a bunch of people are stuck at a rest stop. They make do however they can to survive.

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Santa’s Slay

2005   R 1;35  Bill Goldberg Douglas Smith, Robert Culp, Dave Thomas, Emilie de Ravin   Lionsgate studios     IMDB

Santa isn’t making a gift list this year he’ll check twice; he’s running down his hit list now that a thousand-year-old bet he lost to an angel has expired. Now he’s spreading the holiday fear.

Something tells me that this is not going to be a horror movie as I thought it was from the title. YES that is former WWE wrestler Goldberg. That was a great use for a candy cane… I’ll have to be sure I start keeping one on me more often in case I ever need to defend myself. This kid and his assumed by all ‘Crazy’ grandpa live in Hell! No seriously! Of course, there has to be a Grandpa got runover joke..  oh but isn’t that ‘reindeer’ a buffalo or ox.  Oh and being Santa is supposed to be Satan’s son in this… someone says the name as such then he says it as ‘sha-tan’ and the person says “like the hockey Player” (I forget what teams Miroslav Satan was on I think one was Buffalo Sabres, and every devils’ fan wanted him on the team and give him the #6.

When the Credits role at the end, it’s naughty and nice list.

I may rent it again in December. I ended up watching this late as when I got the disk it was broken.

I enjoyed it was a bit funny

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Summer of Netflix

While I was looking after my Aunt’s house in July I  started my Netflix summer vacation. Trying to binge as many of the original shows and some movies as possible.  I still have many others (like some of the Marvel series to watch but I’m not going to get through everything by the first week of October. I thought I’d also re-watch the first 3 seasons of American Horror Story, as Season 8 deals with Murder house & Coven. Also watched the first 3 seasons of Goosebumps (a show I enjoyed in my teens, I’ll be working on a classic Cuts for that)

I’ve temporarily canceled streaming as the regular fall shows are starting to come back will pick up watching the rest during the holiday hiatus so I don’t have to deal with all those holiday repeats. Speaking of which, I always wonders…..WHY are there not more Jewish, Kwanzaa, Yule/solstice stories? And WHY are those that celebrate these (and others that are not Christmas) not making a big fuss of not having their own holiday entertainment?  

Anyway so this is one extra long post. Hope you enjoy

Here are my recommendations,  (some are links to the individual review)



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