Category Archives: Film

The Uncanny (1977) – Ferocious Felines & Slapstick Script

I have been in a writing funk of sorts. I’ve been writing, but it’s not coherent (even for me) and it’s fragmentary. Bits and pieces of darkness splattered across the digital page throughout the days. Seemingly with no direction and … Continue reading

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Squirm (1976), the story of the worms march to the sea

Last week there was another full moon. A Super Equinox Worm Moon! They just keep coming. I’m content with this arrangement. They are naming the full moons regularly now. These names existed but have largely been ignored until fairly recently. … Continue reading

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Turkey Shoot (1982) – there and back again

A movie about hunting, reeducation, an inexplicable man beast, and Converse. Continue reading

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The Valley of Gwangi – or Parque Jurásico Vaquero

I finally saw the newest Jurassic World movie.  Fallen Kingdom.  Yeah, sure, it’s like the real fallen kingdom is all the dead rich fellers.  Killed by their own hubris.  Death, uh, finds a way.  Sure, sure. Look, I love dinosaurs.  … Continue reading

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Tree slaughter, Tree revenge, and the Navy

It seems like every other day, one of my favorite trees gets hacked down.  I’m told by the gub’ment that it’s because of the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer beetle, but I think it’s probably the anti-squirrel lobbyists at work. Pour … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

I didn’t get to see the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century here in the outlaw town of Chicago, but I did get a Blood Moon, as you would expect. A one hour and 43-minute totality.  That’s the kind … Continue reading

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Return of the Moonwalker

It’s Friday the 13th and we have ourselves a supermoon, whether you see it or not.  It’s also hot as Hades and I have a migraine. In my brain addled state, I thought it was a good idea to watch … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam

Happy Independence Day and Canada Day and boiling hot summer.  Everything’s just great.  Pick up a tariff on your way out.  Everyone gets one. Let’s talk Independence Day horror movies. Then again, maybe we shouldn’t.  They’re mostly about sharks and … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary, say it like you mean it – shaken, not stirred

Once again, I’m not going to watch any of the Friday the 13th movies just because it’s Friday the 13th.  Probably.  Don’t judge me. What I did was give some thought to superstition and then watch Urban Legends: Bloody Mary … Continue reading

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Without Name deserves a better name, something like Gun Anam

It’s good ‘ol St. Paddy’s Day, and Syfy is running a Leprechaun marathon.  Of course, I’ve been catching some of that as I sit bundled up waiting for the HVAC guy to come fix my heater. Believe me, 57F is way … Continue reading

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