Castle Season 5 Review “Scared to Death” – Three Days to Live

When Castle gets it right, it really gets it right, and this week’s episode, “Scared to Death,” got it absolutely right. Both intriguing and funny, it gave us an engaging mystery, a good dose of humor and a cameo from Wes Craven. What’s not to love? It could have ended up being, as Mr. Craven said, derivative, as the case involved two victims who were seemingly scared to death after receiving a creepy video that foretold their deaths. Hello, Ringu! But as Beckett refused to believe an evil spirit was responsible, or that Castle would be the next victim after he unknowingly watched the video, she doggedly pursued a real-life human being, rather than a ghost. That left Castle to consult his buddy, Wes Craven, on the pretext of writing a horror film. Craven told them to look to the video for clues about the killer, which led them to a dead serial killer who promised to live beyond death. READ MORE...

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