...Silence, Silence NOW! Heavy, frantic human panting emerges from the blackness a split instant before the lights rise on a mad, victim's-POV tear through a remote stretch of forest. Several helpful people on the boards (along with their significant others) have reminded me of the fact that this sequence is a rip-off of -- um, "homage to" the first Evil Dead movie, and for their assistance, I am grateful, because my aging brain never would have pulled that bit of pop-culture trivia out of its ass on its own. The camera flips down from the victim's POV to capture the heavily frantic panter's legs, and as we can discern a distinct bow to the limbs in question, we know the victim here is Dean, a guess that's confirmed when the camera eventually rises to take in his frantically panting ducky lips. And because I've been avoiding spoilers like the plague since late last summer, for a very brief moment I thought The Kripkeeper was going to pull a fast one on all of us and slaughter Our Intrepid Hero within the first two minutes of the finale. Then I noticed how bright this entire series of shots is, slapped myself out of it, and realized it's all just a dream sequence. So, Dashing And Doomed El Dreamo pants and heaves and gasps as he runs and runs and leaps over fallen logs and dodges, like, errant ferns, and such until a harsh, lashing snarl erupts in front of him. El Dreamo jerks himself up short -- geddit? -- and gapes at the never-seen hell-sent beastie now coiling itself up on the forest floor in order to pounce, and the shot shifts to Hellhound-Cam for a second so we might get a dog's-eye view of this evening's prey before El Dreamo takes off in the direction he'd come, the hellhounds snapping at his heels until the one with the camera mounted on its forehead hurtles up through the air to flatten El Dreamo across a convenient clearing's dead leaves and dirt, and just as Camera Dog lunges forward to rip an extreme close-up of El Dreamo's nostrils from Our Intrepid Hero's face...
Episode Report CardDemian: A- | 2165 USERS: B
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