Lovecraft is never going to adapt well to film or TV because so much of his work deals with things man can’t comprehend. Shapes and colors that don’t exist which is why they are mind bending. Creatures that appearances break your mind. By visualizing it in film you diminish its impact. Read more
The follow up to River of Teeth. It lacks some of the oomph of the first story so I’m not getting through it as fast I thought it would. Not bad, but not as good as I hoped.
That movie is probably one of the scariest movies ever made.
2/3 done. Enjoying it.
If they’re under ten, I like to open with “So, what’s your favorite TV show?” Whatever they answer, I tell them I’ve never heard of it and ask them to tell me about it, at which point I can learn a bit more about the kid just by the language they use. Then I go into old fart mode (I’m 53) and tell them a little bit… Read more
I was one of those “kids” who ran from home from school to catch the latest episode at 3:30pm on Channel 7 in Chicago. This show holds a special place in the hearts of Boomers everywhere - I actually own the entire series on DVD in a coffin-shaped box, and also have a replica of Barnabas’s wolf head cane. Just wait… Read more
I’ve started to reread The Mote in God’s Eye, the classic novel of a young man’s spiritual journey to meet his personal deity in the flesh. Okay, maybe that’s not what it’s about. I read it before way back in the 20th Century and while I remember the big strokes of the story I had forgotten smaller stuff like the very…
Me too. The image of that door bending inward still gets me.