February 15, 2017 Ravenwolf Towers (Episode 2: Bonds Of Blood Review)
The family who kills together, stays together. At least that seems to be the motto of renowned Charles Band’s seven part Horror series Ravenwolf Towers. Famously known in the Horror community for the Puppet Master and Subspecies franchises, Full Moon Features founder Band directs and produces each episode, which first saw the light of day back in December of 2016.
Uniting his Full Moon Features company with Amazon, fullmoonamazon.com was born, a place where one can find a plethora of Full Moon Features. Available on a subscription basis via Amazon accounts, Band’s Ravenwolf Towers Episode 2: Bonds of Blood is available as of January 12th for Horror lovers consumption.
The series takes place in modern times, and tells the story of Ravenwolf Towers, a run down Hollywood Hotel with a dark and twisted past, present, and future. In Bonds of Blood, the hotel is run by an inbred, crazy family, led by Matriarch Mary (Shiloh Creveling: Pity the Beautiful, Cupid Chronicles). Her children, including Mabel (Maria Olsen: Percy Jackson & The Olympians 2010, Paranormal Activity 2011), assist Mary in obtaining sacrifices, by using hotel guests.
The hotel’s latest manager, Jake (Evan Henderson: My Crazy Ex 2016, Nightmare Wedding 2016), is suspicious about recent missing guests, but does not have a strong idea about what is going on. During the course of his daily work, Jake runs into Mary, and his strong attraction to her alters his perception, and distracts Jake from her activities.
Even the arrival of new guest, Doctor and Vampire Hunter Lorca (Michael Citriniti: Goodfellas 1990, Hideous! 1997), does nothing to deter his urge to save Mary. However, the doctor’s appearance sends Mary and her family into a panic. They fear their dirty evil secrets will be revealed, which pushes them to sacrifice more people to satisfy Mary’s growing need for power. As soon as Jack checks in a guest, they almost disappear the next day. Jake speaks to Doctor Lorca, who reveals a little more about the hotel’s history, and what still happens today.
Overall, Band’s Ravenwolf Towers finds a new way to include some of Full Moon’s most popular characters and creatures to fans. One thing about the Ravenwolf Towers is it is certainly a mixed bag of crazy. Most Horror fans and those who appreciate Band’s work will be delighted, while some viewers may find some scenes cliched, offering a cheap thrill. Those who missed the first episode, entitled Bad Mary, it is time to check it out. Episode three, Secrets In The Walls, is out now, so catch them all before the next full month. CrypticRock gives Ravenwolf Towers’ Bonds of Blood 3 out of 5 stars.