Was listening to a podcast interview . . . I think maybe it was Mick Garris’s? Maybe? Anyway, the guy being interviewed said that when he was a kid and knew a scary part of the movie was coming, he wouldn’t cover his eyes, he’d cover his ears. Makes a lot of sense, especially hearing all this at once:

It was fun while it lasted, right? I remember being somewhere with Josh Viola, and he asked had I heard about this cool “MoviePass” service. I hadn’t, but twenty minutes later I had the app, and the card was en route. It was a nice few months. In California, staying at a hotel across from a cineplex for a few days, I saw a movie on my MoviePass card every single night, almost (long stay). Stuff I wasn’t even interested in, but that would nearly have to be bett…

Tom Paris, saying aloud the creed I live by, pretty much. And? This is my only persistent problem with intergalactic humans in stories: they always come out of warp at some Mos Eisley of a truckstop and just eat whatever’s being served. I can’t help but think that would be instant death. Not just of the soul, but the gut, since no way can we have the proper enzymes to digest some vending machine egg-salad fossil from another solar system.

Also, while I’m postin…

Stumbled onto this Vamp poster on Twitter, which got me thinking of The Howling novel cover, and now I’m just wishing there were covers as good for any version of The Mummy. There’s wonderful amazing stuff in places like this or this or this, but, man, for me, it’s when the art and the title combine to ‘evoke’ the movie in a way you didn’t even realize was missing:


And, if there’s monsters and blood, all the better. Obviously.

And, as …

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