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Stella Artois Cidre

The first Stella I had was middle of the road, and that was very disappointing. Ciders have not been great across the board. That all said, even the crappiest brewer can produce awesomeness, and some ciders are very good. Let's look at this with fresh eyes and a soul full of hope.

She's a golden beverage with a white head that runs away like a hunter when he finds out there is a sale on ammo at Wal-Mart. The aroma is decidedly more wine-like than most other ciders I've had. It's a bit floral and, not too surprisingly, apple.

First sip is like a very mild apple wine. It seems to have a bit of a bite at the front end, then it gets all apple and such, and then it has a bit of a carbonation burn to remind you that they were really trying to make something interesting when they made this beverage, so you just shut the hell up and enjoy it. After all, this is the beer maker that refers to chalices in their ads, so they know what they are doing better than you do, dammit! Let…

Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

My second Bell's beverage, and the first was sensational. This particular beer says that it uses licorice in the process, and that really can't be a good idea. Seriously, just start brewing beer with good ingredients that are supposed to be there. Once you have established a fantastic regular stout, move onto more experimental beers. Nevertheless, this may surprise me. After all, their Two Hearted Ale was really damn good.

It's a deep brown with a sandy tan cap. Lacing is impressive, and the aroma is heavy. It is filled with chocolate and licorice and heaps of freshly brewed coffee. The effect is to make the mouth water, but there is a bitterness in both the chocolate and coffee that taints the smell, but it also makes the beverage more alluring.

First sip is very strong coffee. The coffee overwhelms pretty much everything else. If you told me that this was a version of iced coffee, I wouldn't argue with you. I have no particular love of coffee, but I have learned to a…

Atari: Game Over (2014)

This game is a love letter to nostalgia. It reconstructs the early years of Atari and the dawn of console gaming in the home and it builds this story around ET, the main pedestal-worthy game that embodies the same issue that modern movie-offshoot games have with a driving force of time over substance. Like the theme, the movie itself is more style over substance, but I get ahead of myself.

We follow a man's quest to locate and dig up the rumored millions of ET cartridges that were dumped in a land fill after a terrible debut and massive returns of the horrifically bad game. The idea is that the game was so bad that it single-handedly brought Atari, the mega-mothership of video gaming at the time, to its knees and ultimately killed the company. The director then uses this mission of gathering crappy old games as a centerpiece for explaining how important Atari was and how they became so profitable and so powerful until ultimately being put out to pasture.

The issue that I have with…

Dumplin Creek Bonfire Cinnamon Moonshine

I've been to Sevierville, but I've never been to this... Dumplin Creek. Sounds like... well, it sounds like something you would find in the foothills of Tennessee, and that's exactly where it sits. This moonshine is 90 proof, and I think the only thing I have had on this blog that was stronger was the white lightening, and it was undrinkable lighter fluid. This stuff? I guess I'll find out.

The color is more like a burned orange than a red, and I really expected red. The aroma is pervasive and is unmistakably moonshine with a very heavy kind of old wood and heavy, heavy cinnamon. I mean, they really seemed to have piled the cinnamon on pretty high to get this thing smelling like it is. Maybe that's to mask the gasoline-esque taste of moonshine, and I hope they succeeded at least as well as the butterscotch stuff I've had a few times (which gets better with exposure to it).

First sip is alcohol burn right in the nose before the liquid even makes it to the lips. …

Stillwater Artisanal Cellar Door American Farmhouse Ale

My first Stillwater beer was very good. As for farmhouse ales, they can range from not great to really good and right smack dab in the middle. As Stillwater's first beer was good, I have quite a bit of hope that this one is, but I'm still sort of put off by the "artisanal" label. I don't know why, but it just bothers me. I'm not going to dwell on that, though, I'm going to give this the most honest shot that I can.

The straw yellow beer loses the head pretty quickly, and it leaves no lacing on the side - just a soft, creamy 1/8th inch or so across the top of the beer. The aroma is bright, musky yeast and citrus. It reminds me of the blondes or... yes... the Belgian beers I've had lately. It kind of smells like they sifted it through an old sock or something.

First sip is very assertive. It has spices and lemon and some very light grains (almost grassy) with the yeast seeming to be less intense than the nose made me expect. It manages to still be palat…

Old Shed Southern Pale Ale

Fresh from outside of outside of outside of Nashville, Tennessee, this beer claims to be a "Southern Pale Ale." I've been to Tullahoma, and there isn't a whole lot there. The fact that these guys went ahead and brewed a beverage makes me think that it might be a good one, if people outside the area have started packing and shipping it.

The beer has a very slight haze to it, but the amber glow is inviting as the white head dissipates into a sticky but uniform cap. Lacing on the sides is substantial and lovely. The aroma is more malty than I expected, with bread and yeast at the forefront. Hops are sitting there, as casual as they can be, letting you know that they aren't working too hard.

First sip is more malty and smooth, but there is definite hop bite on the back-end. It's an interesting character of the beer to have that bready caramel malt up front and the twang of hoppy bitterness at the end. It's like the profile of a race car - smooth in the front …

Ommegang "Game of Thrones" Iron Throne Blonde Ale

The first Ommegang beer was a very, very nice surprise. This is one of the other beers from the clearly brand-diluting "Game of Thrones" series, and the first one could have started its own "Game of Thrones" merchandising megaproperty. Well, maybe not a MEGA property, but it would have had its own merchandising opportunities.

The murky golden beer has a fairly sticky head that reluctantly leaves a bit of lacing on the sides. The aroma bites at the nose with Belgian spice and floral hops. The smell is very aggressive and it makes me want it and fear that it will be too much at the same time.

First sip is spices and floral hops and grains. Yeast is very noticeable as well, and the whole thing somehow manages to be sweet and soulful. There's citrus making things interesting and it is mostly rind, so it's caustic and unrefined, but that doesn't make the beer any less crisp. I'm going for the swig.

Tip-in is grain and flowers. Spices dance around a littl…

Blue Pants Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout

My second Blue Pants beer, and the first was very good. This was recommended by the resident experts at City Sliquors, and they pointedly described it as tasting like candy. I'm not sure if that's a good thing, but some could argue that the good hard root beers taste like candy, and I seem to like them.

It's too dark to be called really, really dark brown. I am sure I will get flak for calling it black, though. The head dissipates surprisingly quickly and leaves a scant lilypad across the top. The scent is coffee, chocolate, a smoky wood, and vanilla. The whole aroma is very sweet, and it's very inviting.

First sip is possibly the strangest beer I've had yet. I mean strange in a good way, not like HiCu or anything. It's dark chocolate around a roasted coffee bean sitting in a small drizzle of spilled vanilla milkshake. It's more than that, though - it's smooth and rich. For a simple sip, it's pretty good. As a full swig of beer, I wonder if it can g…

Resolution (2012)

Written by, directed by, edited by, and produced by Justin Benson. Who is he? No idea. What I know is that expectations for any movie that has one driving force behind it must be lowered. For every Steve Jobs-style driving creative force that works, there are a million guys who have a single-minded dream that they somehow get money for, and it should never have been allowed.

This is a story that reminds me of the movie Scenic Route in that other characters are there to prod the story or create friction between the two main characters, but these two main guys (played by Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran) and repairing their lifelong friendship is the focal point of the movie. Everything relies on these two guys talking to each other and working things out. The main difference is that there is something else going on in the area where they are doing all of this, and it appears possibly supernatural.

Peter plays the guy who got his stuff together in this crappy little town and moved the hec…

Stretch (2014)

Here's the thing about this movie - it has a bunch of big name stars in it, but I never heard anything about it when it came out. Does that make it a sleeper? Is it a snoozer? After watching it, I'd say it was just plain under the radar. I don't really know what its deal is - it's no blockbuster, but it's not exactly something destined to become a cult classic.

I would never have picked Patrick Wilson to star in my movie with this script, as he tends to be overshadowed in almost any role he fills. I don't know why, but he just doesn't strike me as the leading man that he clearly is. In the few movies I've seen where he stars, there's always someone bigger and better to steal the spotlight. The same is the case in this movie.

Patrick is a limo driver working for some yelling guy (Shaun Toub) and dispatched by Jessica Alba. They put her hair up, dress her in ill-fitting clothes, and give her glasses (did that trick even work with Sandra Bullock in Lov…

Bell's Two Hearted Ale

I've not had a Bell's beer before, but the guys at City Sliquors recommended it, and those guys haven't steered me wrong yet. They had just gotten this beer in for their growlers as well as bottles, but the tap was going to take a bit, as the beer had been jostled during shipping. So, I am stuck with a bottle, and that's just fine by me.

The beer is hazy and coppery in color. It's like a penny that's been sitting in a pocket for a few years, and that includes a few wash cycles. The significant head is sticky and leaves a nice lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is delightfully light and hoppy with floral hops and sweet, bready malt.

First sip is very unexpected and pretty goddamn good. It's WAY more mild than I expected. Normally, a hoppy beer tends to bite a bit with bitterness, and that's a very good taste when that's the kind of mood you're in. This one has the clear taste of the floral hops and it is cut just about perfectly by the…

Tallgrass Brewing Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Cream Stout

I can't help but think of Booty Sweat from Tropic Thunder when I read this name. I'm not sure if that was their intent, but that's the effect. Obviously, they have a sense of humor, so it has a sparkle of creativity right there on the label. This is my first Tallgrass Brewing beer, and I am loving that I have found so many good beers lately.

It's a deep, deep brown with a tan head that dissipates nicely and leaves a shallow cap of head across the top to let you know this isn't a kind of soda - it's a grown-up drink. The aroma is dark and mysterious. It has smokey wood, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee. There is the undeniable smell of oatmeal, as you might expect, but it mingles with the smoke to make it seem overcooked.

First sip is sweeter than I expected. It still has the smoky malt and coffee, but it's cut with sweet cream to give a certain amount of lightness to the whole beverage. I can taste a bit of coffee and a gritty, earth taste like the coffee …

Skyfall (2012)

The third in the Bond filmes where Daniel Craig is the titular Bond, and this one is not a direct sequel to the other two. They are interesting in the way the first and second were dovetailed together, but this one really seems to fall back on a lot more of what made Bond films so memorable. What do we get that makes this different?
A deformed Bond villain (Javier Bardem) who is really over the top in appearance and character.More gadgets (with the introduction of Ben Whishaw as Q).Supporting characters such as Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny.A viciously overly complicated plot for the villain to get what he wants.Strange attempts by good guys and bad guys to make the villain seem more powerful than he could be.

When I say that the plot is overly complicated, it REALLY is. We have Bond who gets shot and presumed dead, but then he comes back when Judi Dench (as M) is threatened. He winds up in another casino (why does he spend so much time in casinos?) where he meets Bérénice Lim Marlo…

Quantum of Solace (2008)

It had been quite some time since I watched this movie, and I completely forgot that it was so closely tied to the previous movie, Casino Royale. I mean, yes, I knew that it had Daniel Craig as Bond again, and he was still doing interesting things with a Walther PPK and an attitude, but I didn't realize that they storylines were so closely woven together. I mean, we have Bond still pining over his lost love, and M still dealing with the fallout from killing the big bad guy. This is as direct a sequel as you can get.

So our Bond villain in this movie has no physical deformity. It's true! Mathieu Amalric is a small man, and he comes across as a kind of startled chipmunk most of the time, but he doesn't have a scar on his face, a streak of white hair going across his burned head, or even a facial tattoo. Instead, he is given the ironic last name of "Green" and the outward appearance of a man heading a philanthropic endeavor to ensure that everyone in the world gets …

Casino Royale (2006)

As the new Bond movie just got released, and the suspicion is that it may be Daniel Craig's last, I went back to watch the first where he was cast as the leading man. I had really liked the Pierce Brosnan incarnation of Bond, but it got really, really gadget-heavy by the end, and that took it to a place well beyond its more realistic (although still fantastical) roots. The Brosnan Bond had become its own parody, and that was what made it lose its luster. It's important to recognize that this is where Bond had left off.

This new Bond would be very thin on gadgets. For the entire movie, we don't even see "Q" (the usual Bond quartermaster and developer of various technical wizardry). Instead, we get a couple little trackers that are smaller than a pill and a car with an emergency kit in the glove box. As a result, we are treated to physical stunts that have had a resurgence since Statham and Tony Jaa came onto the screen.

The movie shares a title and some plot point…

Blue Pants American Amber

I've always been fond of the relatively weak and inoffensive taste of amber beers. They are very good for sitting back and drinking while watching a sportsball match or chilling with friends. The problem with them comes from dissecting the experience of the beer, as it tends to be too watery for any kind of proper analytical appraisal. Still, it's a good style, so why not have one?

The color of this clear beer is shockingly deep amber. The head is relatively light, but it's a bit sticky. Lacing only seems to stay 3/4 of an inch or so, but it's staying, so that's nice. The aroma is sweet, grainy malt. It reminds me of so many other amber beers, and I hope it brings the best that they had to offer.

First sip is more caramel malt than most ambers would have. It is richer, deeper than pretty much any other amber I've had. It's not the high and watery beer to be drunk with abandon while sucking down beer nuts or pretzels at a bar watching a game. It has more bod…

Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)

This movie is let down by some pretty lousy dialog, a racist story line that really doesn't seem to need to be shoehorned in, and acting that indicates that none of these men will ever act on screen again. The acting is so bad, in fact, that it (more than the production quality) reeks of being a made for TV movie for one of those channels that is ambitious, but they have no idea what they're doing.

What this movies does to tank warfare is the opposite of what Fury did. In fact, this movie gets everything wrong that Fury got right. For example, the clothes that the men are wearing haven't been meticulously soiled by artists who want to convey the realism of a character with a past and the fights that he's been through. Instead, some of the guys are given random patches of grease because it just seemed right at the time by the prop master, others have dirt on their faces because it is supposed to make them look gritty, but it looks like they were eating something and got…

New Belgium Skinny Dip

I was surprised how much I liked the most recent New Belgium beer that I had. They have had some spectacular failures, but most of their other beers are about average. I was told when I got the Slow Ride that New Belgium had started producing very good beers, and that one was just the start. So, I hope this is the next in a line of success.

There's a very slight haze to the amber colored beer with the stark white head. The aroma is more bread and yeast than fruit, but I think I can smell a bit of fruit in there. Smells more like citrus than peach. Specifically, it smells a bit like orange peel. If it tastes like it smells, it will still be pretty good (depending on how sweet the malt is).

First sip reveals a beer that is kind of bland. It's watery and kind of tasteless, and that doesn't seem right. I'm going in for an unusual second sip...

And, I'm afraid I have found more of the same. I guess I can taste some of the bread malt just fine, but it's more of an im…

Southern Prohibition Suzy Smash Blonde Ale

Very few breweries have been as consistent as SPB. These guys have not gotten anything less than a 3.75/5 from me, and that is saying a LOT. While I'm generally not a fan of blondes, SPB's Suzy B was very good, and it showed that they have the capability to do wonders with the style. Usually, trying a new beer is taking a risk, but I think that I'm pretty sure to hit a good beverage this time.

The straw-orange beer with the very thick and sticky head has the smell of grains and light floral hops. The smell is a shadow of a ghost, but it's there. While the aroma is excessively faint, it is playful and very inviting. I suspect the weak smell means that this will be a very good drinking beer. The head is leaving lacing like nobody's business.

First sip is biscuits and it's all more sweet than I would have expected. I can taste citrus and it's not making anything tart or sour or even bitter, as I would expect hops to do. Honestly, this sip is absolutely delicio…

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout

I have said before that I'm generally not a fan of imperial stouts, but I've said the same thing about brown ales, and look where that has gotten me. Fact is, I have found that the closer a beer gets to the standard of the breed, the more I tend to like it, regardless of the style. With certain styles, there is a bigger target to hit in the X ring, but that doesn't mean that styles that I generally don't like can't find the perfect balance.

Usually, I will say that a beer is black, and then I will clarify to say that it is really so brown or so red that it appears black. That's because a strong enough light source will allow me to see (usually around the bottom of a full glass) that blip of a different shade. Not this one. I've had very dark beers before (Pothole Filler and Nighttime come to mind) but this is almost certainly the blackest brew I've ever poured. Sorry to go on about it, but it's an inky black that is almost unsettling. The tan head i…

Martyrs (2008)

This is a movie that was entirely in French, but it was then dubbed into English. Generally, there isn't a whole lot of talking in the movie, so there aren't a plethora of opportunities for them to screw up the dialog or anything. That's not to say that they didn't, it just didn't intrude that frequently. There were a few times where the translation seemed to fail, so they just went for a best effort translation that made it sound a bit off.

This movie tries to cram quite a few things together with the storyline, and it doesn't all fit together well, but it does it well enough. It's like there are three or four different stories going on, and they manage to get them bundled together with, as I said, minimal exposition. Instead, we just get tossed into the situation and we have to figure it out as we go along. From that perspective, I very much liked the movie. It wasn't always too hard to guess, but a few surprises were nice to get.

As for horror - this…

Results (2015)

This movie lists itself as a comedy, but I would say it wasn't all that funny. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it was not funny at all. There are comedies, there are dark comedies, there are black comedies, and then there are comedies that only call themselves comedies so they can get a bigger audience than when they call themselves a drama. I'm not sure this precisely fits into any of these categories.

The way the story goes, we follow a young, very fit woman (Cobie Smulders) as she makes her way in life working in a gym as a personal trainer. She is a very determined and fiercely independent woman who enjoys her life well enough, but she doesn't really seem to plan for the future. Instead, she concentrates on the road immediately ahead of her. I wouldn't have thought (after only seeing her as Samuel L. Jackson's right hand woman in The Avengers) that Cobie could carry a movie as the lead character, but she knocks it out of the park.
The strange thing is…

The Good Lie (2014)

There are three main characters in this movie, and none of them are Reese Witherspoon. The three brothers (not actually brothers, but they were in the same tribe, so they refer to each other in this way) are actors you probably never heard of and will likely never hear from again. It's not that they didn't act well in this movie - they really did a fine job, even though not a lot of acting was called on from them. They all played confused, earnest men through most of the movie, so they didn't need a lot of emotion.

The first third of the movie is their journey as children through Africa. They are refugees fleeing Sudan after being terrorized by the militia and government forces who appear to shoot pretty much anyone they come across. The journey is about a thousand miles on foot, and not all of the family survives. It's all pretty horrifying, but it's hard to really understand the scope of the violence (even with the dead bodies floating down the river).

The three…

The Goob (2014)

This is another movie that puts mood and craft over substance and story. It's a coming of age story, and honestly I don't think these kinds of stories are for me. I understood that Boyhood was a masterpiece of film making, and I agree that the project that lasted over a decade to follow the progress of the boy into early adulthood was very well done, but I still think the actual story was a bit of a snoozer. This movie is slower. And it's less interesting. And it didn't take as long to film, so it must have less art in it.

Liam Walpole is the titular Goob, and like Boyhood the story is more about other people than it really is about him. Nevertheless, he's the one we follow, and we see things from his perspective. Goob doesn't talk much, and his random encounters with young ladies are jerky and don't really make a whole heap of sense based on his introverted personality.

Sienna Guillory plays Goob's mother, and just like in Boyhood, she has terrible tas…

Victory DirtWolf Double IPA

Victory is a great brewery. They produced the alcohol-heavy Golden Monkey, the fantastic Headwater, and the good Summer Love, among others. I had many others before I started this blog, and I regret not having a record of all of their delicious brews. I'd never even heard of this one before, so it'll be a delight to just get a chance to try something new from them.

Its a slightly (very slightly) hazy orange-tinted yellow (some might call that amber) with a nice, sticky head that leaves lots of nice lacing on the sides of the glass. This appears to be highly carbonated, as the cascade of bubbles coming up from the depths doesn't stop, and this is a clean glass. The aroma is very hoppy, like the best of the Victory beers I've had before. It has spices and some citrus circling the heavy, floral hops that are extra bitter smelling.

First sip is really, really, really good. It is smooth and sweet while still having the depth and meat of the hops. It's inevitably got to …

Knock Knock (2015)

It's not that having Keanu Reeves in your movie is a guaranteed success, but I've come to like a few of his movies, so I figured I would give this one a try. You can probably guess that a glowing review of the movie would not start off with an explanation of why I was justified in picking this movie in the first place, and you'd be right. I did not enjoy this movie. It's possible this move was so bad because Eli Roth decided to write, direct, and produce this movie, and very few people can do all three successfully. Eli pulled it off in Cabin Fever (where he also had a bit part) well enough, and then he did it in the increasingly unappealing Hostel series.

We start off with the happy home life of Keanu and his lovely wife Karen (Ignacia Allamand). They have two kids who are pretty much filler for what will pass as Keanu's family, and they will be absent for most of the film. As it is Father's Day, the wife and kids leave dad to go somewhere, and it doesn't …

Shadow Dancer (2012)

I don't properly categorize movies that I review based on the country of origin or the production company. It's a shame, as I would like to see if all of the Irish Film Board movies rated well, and I suspect they would. Mind you, we probably only get the very best that they put out, and they likely put out quite a bit more that are sub-par, but it would be interesting to see the average ratings.

The movie, as you may have guessed, takes place in Ireland. It chronicles Andrea Riseborough's character's life in the IRA from the death of her younger brother when they were children to her active participation in their war against the English. She's a bitter and confused woman who wants to do her part, but she is very conflicted internally, and she plays that part very well.

Clive Owen is the British officer who is responsible for turning Andrea against her brother and the IRA people she deals with. Clive finds himself attracted to her (because this is a movie, and there…

Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA

While I generally have an unfavorable impression of imperial stouts or imperial IPAs, that doesn't mean I count them all out automatically. I find that there are some really interesting beers around the fringe of these kinds of beers like the black IPA or black lager or something like them. So, I'm really hoping that Founders (who have a good enough track record) do this up well.

And yes, it's pretty black just like the label says. It has a ruby shine to it around the edges, but the base of the beer is flat black. The head is thick and sticky - it leaves copious amounts of lacing. The aroma is chocolate and caramel malt with pine hops. It's very alluring.

First sip is smokey and not nearly as bitter as I expected. Instead, it's well balanced and very smooth. The coffee and chocolate I smelled are muted, and there is more of a citrus and somewhat floral taste. It's very good. A full draught might make it great.

Tip-in is very gentle carbonation and smokey raisin…

Pixels (2015)

It's easy to hate on Adam Sandler. The big issue is the name of his production company - Happy Madison. The very name transports me back to a time when he produced the new and innovative in-your-face comedic characters of Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. Yes, they relied on jokes from his stand-up and SNL days, but they were well woven into the tapestry of a funny story, and I can't help but think of Bob Barker beating Happy up and smiling.

Fast forward 19 years, and you have Adam still using the same old jokes, but implementing them worse, telling them worse, and relying on more comedians who have more talent and less money to support the weak and now unrelatable main character who is usually pretty much Adam Sandler with a different name and an actual job.

This movie is a grab at the 40-something's love of nostalgia and those classic old video games that had no idea what AI was and instead relied on very bad pseudo-random number generators to try to eliminate predictable …

Z for Zachariah (2015)

The world is a desolate wasteland of radioactive terribleness, and everyone is dead. Well, not everyone. It seems there is one surviving valley in... somewhere in America where it gets cold. This is where we find the impressively lovely and Australian TOTALLY AMERICAN Margot Robbie. She plays a country girl who grew up as the daughter of a minister in this valley.

As far as I can tell, there are only four significant features of this picturesque valley: the farm (which includes farmhouse and church), the local store (which appears to have only serviced this farm at any point), the pond of fresh water that for some reason isn't radioactive, and the waterfall that is totally radioactive but doesn't link to the pond in any way.

Our leading lady has been here for an indeterminate amount of time, but she's been hunting and fishing and farming with the help of her dog, and she seems to be doing pretty well with it. Then she comes across a strangely outfitted man (Chiwetel Ejiofo…

We Are Still Here (2015)

I was starting to wonder if Hollywood knew how to make a horror movie anymore. The last truly good horror movie that I saw was The Babadook, and that was very much an Australian movie. I was afraid that all of the original scripts had left the country so they could be made by independent film makers or national film boards in more socialist countries.

We start with an older woman and her husband moving into a new town. They are recovering from the loss of their adult son, and they hope that this change of geography will help the healing process. They quickly determine that they have a ghost with them in the new house, but the mother (played by Barbara Crampton, who is generally referred to as a Scream Queen based on her appearance in many a crappy horror movie) is sure that it is the ghost of their dead son come to protect them.
After a creepy visit from a local couple (Monte Markham and Susan Gibney) the new home owners find out that the home has a past where a couple and their daugh…