Recently I was cleaning my room and I came across a box that I haven’t unpacked since my move last July. In it were random odds and ends and some toys that decorated my last apartment. One of these toys was my ED-209 from 1989, a toy made by Kenner that was based on the cartoon that was based on the original Robocop movie.
As a kid I was always fascinated by weird things. Like a lot of the children of the 80s, I was exposed to a wide variety of cinema at a young age, thanks to the proliferation of video stores. Most of this stuff we probably shouldn’t have been watching but we did anyway, often because it was a science fiction and/or fantasy film, or even a horror film if we managed to get an older kid to rent it (although the guy behind the counter usually didn’t care who was renting what).
Need something to do after the turkey is gone? Mike Edwards chronicles his favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies, TV shows and more!
The blood-curdling screams can be heard and remembered from your first moment of awareness. It’s in your face constantly, but can easily be ignored. Then one day you realize it’s taken you over like the alien(s) in The Thing or Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The creature’s neon claws are constantly digging deeper and deeper into your guts, and that awful feeling of fear is deep. It’s the horrifying truth of facing the stages of life. It’s been a weird year for me. As much as I’ve tried to stay on one path it’s time to take a turn on
Insomnia and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
Ian Gonzales reviews Manhattan Projects #13 and The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2, and Michael Edwards reviews Robocop: The Last Stand #1 in this week’s edition of the All New, All Different Last Weeks Comics.
For Michael Edwards, VHS tapes were the stuff of nightmares.
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