Dec
04
2017
4

My God, @wmata’s full of dholes. (And @washingtonpost needs to start printing genre fiction.)

It says something when Lovecraftian terrors from the deep make for a more coherent explanation for Dizzy City’s Metro problems than everyday, ordinary reality. I’m not going to give anything away past the title (“The worm turns: The chilling ‘truth’ of Metro’s recent shutdowns“). But, hey, you can probably guess, right?

As to the story itself: it’s not bad, but it’s only the start.  Next they gotta actually get to the action, have some conflict, resolve it, maybe have a last-minute twist, and then have the grim anagnorisis. But the dude who wrote it should definitely pursue this idea further. (more…)

Jan
19
2009
3

Great. What’s the visual equivalent of an earworm?

Thanks to Glenn Reynolds, I’ve got Tremors stuck in my head. Ever see it? It was one of those movies where a bunch of actors did a better job than they were really supposed to with a script that was just a touch better than it had any right being and a plot that was remarkably fresh for being in a can for forty years. I say this with all love and affection: it’s rare that I get to see a movie that combines the Cthulhu Mythos (sorta) with automatic weapons fire.

The sequels, of course, pretty much sucked… oh, God help us all, but they made it into a television show.

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