what this is:last week, maybe the week before, I don’t know, I had a lot to write, so figured to keep myself somewhat on-task by making myself log down what-all was going on. this is that—closing down files, found it off to the side. just added the images and stuff. and, to be sure, this isn’t a success-story week: wrote a lot, but not exactly what I needed to be writing.
done for the moment with The Only Good Indians copyedits, just finished up months and months …
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…
- “How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?“
- “‘Oldest remains’ outside Africa reset human migration clock“
- “Paul Tremblay Is Horror’s Newest Big Thing“
- “skeleton of glass and marmelade“
- “Ancient DNA extracted from Neanderthal fossils of Gibraltar for the first time“
- “Remains of 9,000-year-old Neolithic settlement unearthed outside Jerusalem“
- “In Which
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…
One of Ellen Datlow’s new anthologies*. This one’s all film-adjacent horror:
- Das Gesicht by Dale Bailey &
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 …