After Adam West’s extreme slam-dancing yesterday, I think we should dial it back a little. Today we find ourselves in the quaint little logging town of Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks was my first exposure to David Lynch, and I was quickly hooked on its sublime weirdness. Watching the first season again a couple of years [...]
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Ms. Retronaut’s recent comment about the ’90s MTV show Lip Service got me thinking about the original lip-synch show, Puttin’ On the Hits. I remember we were all pretty psyched when this show debuted, which seems weird in retrospect given that it’s just average Janes and Joes lip-synching to their favorite songs. But this was [...]
When discussing scary movies, I think we can all agree that a) kids are creepy; and b) mysterious phone calls in the middle of the night are extra-creepy. Combine the two and you have some real nightmare fuel. When Michael Calls is an above-average mystery-thriller that originally aired on ABC in 1972. It’s worth watching [...]
Cannibalism is one of those subjects that makes people uncomfortable.¹ As a general rule, humans don’t like to think about consuming the raw flesh of other humans. It’s considered poor form to raise the topic at a dinner party or job interview. Plot device for a horror movie? Sure. Sci-fi novel? No problem. Bubblegum pop [...]