Feel like I’m always talking about what I’ve seen and read, but never about what I WANT to see and read. So, this is that, though I’ve been so lost in World Fantasy reading and a not-announced (I don’t think) reading thing that most of what I want to read is already out (except John Langan’s Sefira, but I’ve already got a copy of that). Well, okay, King’s got a new one here shortly, doesn’t he? I’ll be all over that, of cour…

I’m thankful to the first Goosebumps movie for two things: 1) being a very fun movie that doesn’t insult its young target audience by making everything hunky-dory, and 2) without it, I’m not completely sure we get this adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

And, before I get further into this: I somehow didn’t grow up terrified by this collection of stories. Neither the art nor the fiction, both of which I hear were great. But, man, I was alway…

What are all the crocagator movies? Alligator, Primeval, Lake Placid. I keep hearing about Rogue, but can’t place it, though I’m fairly certain I saw it in the theater. Much like this afternoon’s Crawl.

So, in short: it’s nothing but fun. Anybody see Hurricane Heist? It’s got that feel. Just, with monsters. So, with no hesitation, yeah, I recommend this one.

Doesn’t mean there’s nothing I’d dial a little bit this way or t…

My phone and podcasts were fried in a gym the other day, so I dialed back to 2016, to Jordan Peele before Get Out hit, and took over the world. Very cool episode, as they all are, but what’s especially cool is, at about the 48-, 49-minute mark, Peele, maybe not even thinking he’d ever get to make Us real, says what feels to me a lot like the seed of that story: the mom being the mom, but also not the mom. I would snip it out, post it here, but that feels . . . not bootleggy, but like …

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