This week, an episode we’ve been wanting but were too afraid to hope for. Two tales of terror: a Tomie story and Junji Ito’s own twist on the vampire myth.
Comparing to the slapdash selection of stories of the first few episodes, episode 7 demonstrates that Junji Ito Collection may have finally hit its stride. These two segments have a clear theme in common that is not immediately apparent when separate. But, together, they strike at a real societal horror.
First, apologies to you few but faithful readers. Work stress and a broken modem prevented these two reviews, so I’m combining them into one post. A silly shocker and a gothic ghost story. A cursed object and a surreal town. Episodes 6 and 7 run the gamut of Ito stories.
This week’s episode gave us a little of Ito’s Lovecraft side and a little of his Burton side.
Trypophobia: the fear of irregular patterns of holes. Pupaphobia: the fear of puppets and marionettes. This week’s episode is all about those irrational but very real fears that we all have to some degree or another.
Teenagers do silly things, don’t they? They come up with rituals, spread rumors, and invent urban legends - all in the service of the hormone-soaked bottle of drama that is high school relationships.
Ever have one of those dreams where you have to pee and can’t find a bathroom? What if that dream lasted for years without relief? Ever meet someone where something just feels “off” about their appearance? What if that’s because they aren’t exactly human? It’s that kind of everyday horror that makes Junji Ito great.
The first episode of the Junji Ito Collection is out, and it’s kind of disappointing. The art and animation are fine. The problem is its choice of story.
Let’s talk easter eggs and references! What have you found so far? SPOILERS AHEAD
There’s something to be said for waiting until a written series is finished before adapting it for the screen. We’ve seen what happens when filmmakers get impatient. The Hellsing TV series was made after only a fraction of the series was published. The result was a strong beginning with a lackluster 2nd half that …
Book spoilers go here!
In which some unlikely but much-appreciated team-ups occur.
Home again, home again, and the season of fanwank starts to feel a bit more satisfying.
Book readers, assemble!
Sorry for the delay, folks. Looks like watching Game of Thrones and staying awake after Comic-Con cannot be done simultaneously.
We’re back! This is where those who have read all the (increasingly obsolete) books go to discuss the latest episodes.
New territory for us book readers this week. Click to spackle your ass like Goldie Hawn and Meryle Streep.
You look to the moon and know what’s going to happen, but that’s because you already read the book. Click to find the soul of Mozambique.
Добро пожаловать! This is where we talk about American Gods with spoilers from the book. Is good?
In lieu of our regularly scheduled GoT Book Spoiler Thread, I am proud to present a spoiler-filled thread for people who have read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Anansi Boys. Click to prove your love to Bilquis.