Stand By Me (1986)

Nageshwar & Anjali in 2014 // Sita & Rama in the 1920s
Manam (2014)


Fear Itself: Holy Shit It’s A Wendigo Get In The Car

Fear Itself: Canadians In Denial

Fear Itself: Passive Aggression Is The REAL Monster

Fear Itself: Knotty Pine Paneling Has Never Looked So Sinister

I got to show Zelda this episode yesterday evening (“Fear Itself: Skin And Bones,” 2008 or thereabouts). It’s a standalone —“Fear Itself” was an anthology series. Wendigos are under-represented in horror. 

I am very fond of this episode and not just because Doug Jones spends a lot of time in nothing but pajama pants. The premise is, “Dad was lost in the woods in a blizzard with three other guys, whom he TOTALLY DIDN’T EAT why would you even think that, and now there’s something not quite right about him, so we’ll put him to bed and go into denial till he gets better.” This works out about as well as you would expect. It’s kind of a mini-version of Carpenter’s The Thing with sulking Canadian ranchers instead of scientists. The mood veers all over the place—here’s some slasher movie, here’s some atmospheric weird horror where you can’t put your finger on what’s wrong, here’s some domestic violence on The Shining lines, here’s some “Sweeney Todd” campiness. Doesn’t matter, I love it all.

I checked in for Doug Jones, and it was very satisfying to watch him do a complex performance under not much makeup. (I’m a little offended by the show’s assumption that skinny people are scary. But who am I to argue when the end result is this much fun?)

I love the shot at the top where he’s leaning into a doorway, faintly lit from an overhead bulb, wearing a ratty coat over bare skin, looking almost plausible as a weary human being. "Please, we can talk. Just—put the gun down. Helena? Put the gun down.’

Silly associations: the first time I watched this episode I was lying in bed, under a candy-striped Hudson’s Bay blanket, exactly like the one in the second picture. It was an uncomfortable realization, given how much nasty stuff winds up on the blanket in the show. The one I own is forever known as the wendigo blanket to me now.  

Stills from here. As is this behind-the-scenes photo, which I am including because I care.



"Created entirely by 15 year old Anthony Amorim, ‘Adam’ is the story of a 16 year old boy and his struggle through depression. Based loosely on submitted stories from real teenagers, ‘Adam’ is a video diary-esque look at depression in teens."

Over the summer of 2013, I wrote, produced, filmed, edited, and starred in a short film called Adam. It also stars Kathleen Currie as my mother. The film is based on bloggers on the website Tumblr, and one of my best friends who suffers from depression. It is also based on the song Adam’s Song by Blink-182. I hope you guys enjoy it, and I hope it inspires people to get help.

I’m sorry the video is in such bad quality, it would take a very long time to release it in HD.

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9. Tattoos I want

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Film Meme [ 6 ] Underrated or Unappreciated Films
→ [ 6 ] Treasure Planet (2002) "Now, you listen to me, James Hawkins: you got the makings of greatness in you.  But you got to take the helm and chart your own course. Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes you get the chance to really test the cut of your sails, and show what you’re made of — well, I hope I’m there, catching some of the light coming off you that day."