Mr. Ballen

One of the things that I truly enjoy is listening to Mr.Ballen. John B Allen or MrBallen as he is known online is an internet personality  and a former United States Navy SEAL. Allen’s work is distributed through various platforms and media channels, including YouTube, Facebook reels, Amazon Music, and TikTok, among others. After being medically discharged back in 2017, he looked for other ventures to spend his time on. He is so popular that he has his own Funko Pop!

Starting off with Tiktok and then Youtube, he started uploading him filming true crime and mysteries in a narrative form. He focuses on the strange, dark and mysterious and we are addicted to it. A natural storyteller who got the nickname Shakespeare back in SEAL training, John started telling stories online just to get a break from his work fundraising for the veterans nonprofit he founded after leaving the service. On February 29th, 2020 John uploaded a one-minute video to TikTok. By the time John picked up his phone again that evening–he was shocked to find that the story he had posted that morning about the unexplained deaths of 9 hikers in the Dyatlov pass in Russia back in 1959–had gone viral. In just 4 hours, his TikTok account had blown up with more than 5 million views.

No his main Youtube channe has 7.4 million subscribers and it’s still growing. His other channels are also equally popular. He releases a video on it once a week and I wait with baited breath for Sunday evening (in India) when the new videos usually get released on YT.

Into The Dead 2 : Another Zombie Shooting Game I Am Getting Addicted To

In a world overrun with zombies, how far will you go to survive? Journey through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save your family. Arm yourself with an arsenal of powerful weapons and do whatever it takes to survive. Maim, mow down, and massacre the Dead — anything to keep moving! In a world where no one is safe, how far will you go to make it out alive?

What is it with me and the Zombie shooting games? I feel a certain satisfaction in killing off those glassy eyed mouth-breathers. If only I could never get killed off in the story. But yeah it’s a lot of fun and very creepy indeed. I love it. Rate it 4 outta 5 stars!

• Evolving story with multiple action-packed chapters, dozens of stages and hundreds of challenges.
• Powerful weapons and ammo perks — unlock and upgrade melee weapons, firearms, explosives, and more!
• Varied gameplay — fire from military gun emplacements, slay the hordes from atop vehicles, stab them to stay alive, or risk going after them on foot.
• Multiple, immersive environments — discover different locations, from oil fields and military bases to campsites and rural farm communities.
• Ever-increasing zombie threats — adapt your tactics to annihilate different hordes, including armored and running zombies.
• Additional story events — navigate them all, from burning forests to frozen mountain tops.
• Daily and special event modes — prove your skills to win exclusive prizes.
• Loyal canine companions — fend off zombies and stay protected in the field.
• Play campaign mode offline.

My Ranking Of The Halloween Movie Franchise

Since the last time I ranked the Halloween franchise, we have had 3 more movies. Having just watched the latest and last entry in the new timeline era (which ignores all the previous sequels and picks up 40 years after the events of the first film, this is a good time to rank the films. I have watched all the movies, except the latest 2, atleast twice. Here is my list :

  1. Halloween H2O : Twenty Years Later (1998 )
  2. Halloween (2018)
  3. Halloween (1978 )
  4. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988 )
  5. Halloween (2007)
  6. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  7. Halloween II (1981)
  8. Halloween II (2009)
  9. Halloween Kills (2021)
  10. Halloween Ends (2022)
  11. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  12. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  13. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass is an American supernatural horror streaming television miniseries created and directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, and Henry Thomas. The plot centers on an isolated island community that experiences supernatural events after the arrival of a mysterious priest. A young man returns to his isolated hometown on Crockett Island, hoping to rebuild his life after serving four years in prison for killing someone in a drunk-driving incident. He arrives at the same time as a mysterious, charismatic young priest who begins to revitalise the town’s flagging faith. However, the community’s divisions are soon exacerbated by the priest’s deeds while mysterious events befall the small town.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens is a 1986 science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron. It is the sequel to the 1979 science fiction horror film Alien, and the second film in the Alien franchise. Set in the far future, the film stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of an alien attack on her ship. When communications are lost with a human colony on the moon on which her crew first encountered the alien creatures, Ripley agrees to return to the site with a unit of Colonial Marines to investigate. Aliens features Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, and Carrie Henn in supporting roles.

Aliens is now considered to be among the greatest films of the 1980s, and among the best science fiction, action, and sequel films ever made, arguably equal to (or better than) Alien. The film is credited with expanding the franchise’s scope with additions to the series’ lore and factions such as the Colonial Marines. With its effect on popular culture and fan following, Aliens has inspired a variety of merchandise which includes video games, comic books, and toys. The film was followed by two sequels â€“ Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997), neither of which were as successful, as well as the prequels,  Prometheus  (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017). A standalone film in the Alien series is in development as of 2022.