Now that the third season of “Bella Mortis Presents” is completed (with “Cabin Fever” being the final episode of the season), I will now work on the 6th episode of “Sally The Ghost Hunter” until its completion before the next Bella-season starts.

Below is a page from a scene with Michael, which was posted last year on Patreon. More preview pages will be posted there, and I’ll also post sneak-peeks here on my blog.

Sally The Ghost Hunter, episode 6 preview

A new episode of Bella Mortis Presents is out! It’s called «Cabin Fever».

In this episode, a family is going to their cabin during the winter. A snowstorm is putting a damper on their little vacation, and something strange is happening to the parents…

Short horror webcomic

You can read the comic here:

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/cabinfever/

Vanja and I have now finished all 5 seasons of “Bates Motel”, and here’s some thoughts: (warning: may contain some spoilers)

Bates Motel” is a kind of prequel and re-imagining of the 1960s film. The original film and book has no connection whatsoever to this series, just to be clear. This is a stand-alone story that neither demands that you’ve seen the Hitchcock version or that you’ve read the book.

After a marriage from hell, Norma moves with her son Norman to the little seaside town of Pineview. She’s bought a motel that is going to be the “Bates Motel”, and they’re both eager to start a new life. On the outside, Pineview seems like an idyllic, quiet little place…but on the inside it’s a place filled with questionable people, narcotics, and a corrupt sheriff who develops a love-hate relationship with Norma. She does not receive a good welcome either: the municipality wants to remove the main road from the current location, which is right outside her newly bought motel, and place it far away and thus putting her in a risk of going out of business.

As things are progressing in all kinds of directions, Norman initiates a relationship with his teacher, who is later found dead. Norma notices he’s had one of his recurring “blackouts” in the timespan the teacher was supposedly killed, and thus the worried mother develops a strong paranoia as she fears that Norman is behind the murder. She turns into a sickly overprotective mother, who does everything she can to keep an eye on her son, which becomes harder and harder as his psychosis grows.

We get several subplots along the way, some interesting, some less interesting. Characters come and go, but the common thread is the toxic relationship between the mom and her son, which we are waiting for to turn out in full bloom (at least those of us that are familiar with the original story). With its 50 episodes, the series manages to keep itself filled with suspense right up until the end. And I liked how it ended, I honestly didn’t see that coming.

Overall, I think it’s a great series with great characters, acting and a lot of tension and suspense.