Pets of the Week November 7, 2016

domino

With his eyes and ears encircled in black, and back-dropped by his brilliant and bright white coat, one-year-old Domino could not be more aptly named. His resting face is a permanent grin, which is a perfect reflection of his kind heart and a gentle demeanor. Domino is wonderful with everyone, from children to mature adults, as well as other dogs. There’s no question that when you meet him, you’ll find Domino to be the perfect companion for outings, play time, or a simple night at home with a best friend.

ulrich

“Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay. My, oh my, what a wonderful day!” is Ulrich’s motto in every way. He’s energetic and full of fun; a silly little boy who will steal your heart and fill it with love to spare. His shiny, soot black coat and honeydew melon colored eyes make him extraordinarily handsome. Add his prankster personality and motor boat purr and you have Mr. Irresistible at your service. Make sure to swing by Petsmart and let this comical little guy make your day!

Adoption fees waived for the pets of the week through Saturday!

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Visit their website at gwdhumanesociety.org to see these and other available pets.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Scherzo Diabolico

Scherzo Diabolico is a slow-burn tale on a person’s decision to take his life into his own hands in the worst possible way.

Directed by Adrián García Bogliano (Late Phases, Here Comes the Devil), Scherzo Diabolico tellls the story of a man who gets passed over for a promotion and does not have a good relationship with his wife. We see him spend considerable time stalking a high school student before eventually kidnapping her.

I do not want to go into too much farther into the plot than that. This movie has twists and changes your expectations regularly. The very final scene still sticks with me. Very simple to produce – very heart wrenching.

One caveat, this is a subtitled movie. And it is a slow-burn movie.

Scherzo Diabolico is currently streaming on Netflix.

Starring: Francisco Barreiro, Daniela Soto Vell, Jorge Molina, Milena Pezzi, Vita Vargas

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Bloodsucking Bastards

Work. It sucks the life out of you.

Bloodsucking Bastards is not your typical vampire movie.

Evan is working as the acting sales manager at a telemarketing company. His girlfriend, Amanda, is head of human resources and his friend Max is a sales person. Just as things appear to be looking up for Evan, he is passed up for a promotion that is given to his arch-nemesis, Max.

Slowly, Evan’s co-workers get really pale and really productive at their jobs. Evan has to stop the threat with the few employees not yet turned.

I liked the concept of a “corporate” takeover of a company by vampires. We get some comedy and plenty of gore.

Starring: Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates, Justin Ware

Official Site: http://www.bloodsuckingbastards.com/

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Wyrmwood

wrymwood_brookeThe Zombie genre can feel played out. But Wyrmwood is a nice entry from Australia. Very Gorey with shades of Day of the Dead.

We start off with an action scene with 4 armored men retrieving a truck surrounded by a horde of zombies. We get some flashbacks from a few of them when the zombie outbreak started. One man was forced to kill his family as they turn. Not from being bitten though. From the air itself. His sister gets kidnapped by a pseudo-military outfit and experimented on.

He and his friends make their way to her last known location, not knowing she was taken.

Whatever is in the air reanimating people also does something to flammable liquids like gas that make them no longer flammable. I love their solution around this.

We slowly get to see the effects of the experiments which lead up to the finale of the movie.

Wyrmwood leaves itself open for a sequel, but doesn’t really need one.

Starring: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Keith Agius, Berynn Schwerdt, Luke McKenzie, Cain Thompson, Catherine Terracini

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Vamp

This is a childhood favorite vampire film for me. It is one of the three vampire films I watched over and over as a kid – including Near Dark and the Lost Boys.

I just picked up the Arrow entertainment blu-ray. It is a huge improvement over the earlier bare bones blu-ray. Other than one brief scene, the entire movie is remastered. It has nice special features, but is missing the commentary that was on the DVD release years back.

Vamp opens with a botched fraternity initiation for Keith and AJ. To get into the fraternity, they promise to procure the services of a stripper for a party later that night. They go to Duncan to barter for the use of one of his cars. The price? They have to pretend to be his friend for a week.

Keith and AJ

Along the way to the strip club, Keith, AJ & Duncan run afoul of an albino gang. After an … interesting … way of getting out of the situation, they manage to get to the club.

snow

While Keith and Duncan are watching “ringside”, AJ is flying solo at the bar. After an odd performance by the owner, Katrina, AJ decides that is the act he wants for the fraternity. As he goes backstage to broker a deal, a waitress, Amaretto, talks up Keith. She mentions remembering him and them having an encounter in the past. All of which Keith does not remember.

Amaretto Keith Duncan

AJ has an intense encounter with Katrina that leads into the guys and Amaretto dodging vampires and the albino gang for the rest of the night.

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