The BBC show Tomorrow’s World played a large part in my childhood. It was a science show, showing us the gadgets and tech that would be a part of our future. Mostly, the stuff it showed seemed to disappear, never to be heard of again. A promise of a utopian, technology-filled future, that was destined … Continue reading On Tomorrow’s World
I call this one My Nightmare. It moves when you're not looking.
As noted previously, The Child and I were having our very own horror movie evening every week. And it had to have a hashtag or else it didn't really exist. So, there we have it: #FridayNightFright. Part of our motivation - other than just simply wanting to watch some good horror movies - was to … Continue reading #FridayNightFright: the second
Horror is an interesting genre. It covers a multitude of movies, from cheap home-made efforts to Oscar winners like Silence of the Lambs. The longer I thought about it, the less idea I had about what exactly counted as "horror." Sure, there were the obvious - Halloween, American Werewolf in London, Wolf Creek, The Flintstones … Continue reading #FridayNightFright 2017
It turns out that I completely missed the 80s slasher-movie craze. I wasn't even 10 years old when it started, and too busy watching Purple Rain to pay much attention to anything more grown-up (apparently). Eventually, I did see Halloween, but the other two of the holy trinity - Friday 13th and A Nightmare on … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street: For the Kids