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Apr 082014

Even though Eliza Dushku was only at MegaCon 2014 for one day, it was so exciting to have met her. She was so sweet. I put a list together of my favorite characters she played and here they are.

On a side note, it was also a pleasure to meet James Marsters once again.

Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: She first came along in season three as a new slayer that joins Buffy and the gang, but her outlook on slaying is different from how Buffy sees it. Faith is overconfident and doesn’t care about what anyone thinks of her, among other things. This caused friction between the two slayers and eventually they became enemies. Some of my most favorite fight scenes are between Buffy and Faith.

Tru Davies from Tru Calling: She’s a morgue worker with an amazing psychic ability. When a body comes in, it asks for Tru’s help and she has to repeat the day in order to prevent that person from getting killed by solving the mystery behind it. What impresses me the most is Tru’s photographic memory. Just one quick look is all she needs to remember everything.

Missy Pantone from Bring it On: This is one of her few comedic roles. Missy is a spunky teenage gymnast, who joins the cheerleading squad. I like her witty persona and how she makes such a big difference as part of the squad.

Jessie Burlingame from Wrong Turn: As part of a group of young friends in the woods, Jessie is tough, courageous, and knows how to take charge. It really shows when she’s confronted by the cannibals. Too bad Jessie isn’t in any of the sequels.

Dana Tacker from True Lies: She’s the young rebellious teenage daughter of computer salesman/spy Harry Tacker. I admit that I didn’t recognize Eliza Dushku when I first saw this movie, but it’s nice to see her in some of her earlier roles as well as her modern ones.

What are some of your favorites?

Sep 172013

Wrong Turn is a teen horror film that takes place in, you guessed it, the woods. Eliza Dushku and Jeremy Sisto star as part of a group of college teens on a camping trip. Only to be running from deformed cannibals. To make matters worse, cell phones don’t work in the area and the highway is in gridlock. I’ll tell ya. Those woods will trap ya, because it’s easy to get lost.

One by one, the cannibals snatch and kill the teens. Then bring the bodies back to their house to chop up and eat. The surviving teens soon find the house and explore. There are lots of run down cars out front. Some of which have warnings written on them. Sounds creepy as well as exciting. The inside of the house is creepier. Much like the house of Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films, jarred teeth and all. I admit that those cannibals are a bit scarier than Leatherface. They prefer to use barbed wire instead of a chainsaw. It provides more of an element of surprise when capturing a victim.

While trying to escape the woods, the teens find a whole bunch more vehicles, which show how many victims the cannibals ate. I guess they had to stash them somewhere. Those cannibals are like raptors. They’re smart and will stop at nothing to get every victim they can. Even if it means having fried humans in a tower. I don’t know if they use a rotisserie or not. I think they prefer raw meat to KFC. Here that would stand for Kountry Fried Cadavers. I’d say Kentucky, but this takes place in Virginia.

Yes, it all sounds disgusting, but this was a good horror movie. Eliza Dushku has been one of my favorites since her role as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ah, no wonder those cannibals kept on chasing her. They must be Buffy fans. Don’t you think?