I have a hard time imagining that the author of ET, Melissa Mathison ( the wife of Harrison Ford, BTW), would allow Spielberg to put such a radical spin on her novel. She did a whole series of books based on the "distinguished biologist" and his interstellar travel, only the one made it to the screen. But it's become a timeless icon. In fact, after all these years, nothing similar has even come close to the original.
It may seem odd to us who grew up with the iconic E.T. but the movie when shown to a young audience today often still elicits some degree of fear.
There was so much external hype for the movie around its original release date; posters, dolls, toys, etc., all with a slant of childhood approachability, that we took this as part of our unconscious internalization of the movie. Show E.T. to a typical 5-6 year old today, with no pre-set context and you might be surprised by their reactions. We tried with our kids and they weren't having any of it…
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ONE MISSED CALL (2003) - Takashi Miike
I have actually been after seeing this for quite some time, but have not wanted to pay ridiculous prices for buying the DVD. So FINALLY I have been able to catch a TV showing.
As a fan of...
I reviewed the following books on my youtube channel:
In a Dark, Dark Woods by Ruth Ware
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
The Keeper by Sarah Langan
Spooky Book Reviews!
All three may interest you but Baby Teeth is probably the most noteworthy!
Over four hundred pages of comprehensive information on spooky, halloween, and monster music, including classical, ragtime, jazz, blues, country swing, the incredible 50s, Monster Mash, rock, psychobilly, punk, and so much more, offering much information on the subject for musicians, dee jays...
Growing up, I loved watching the Twilight Zone, especially the horror episodes with a dramatic twist at the end. When I first got into reading horror fiction, I found H.P. Lovecraft's work to be terrifying, thrilling, and enthralling. Now, I'm trying to make it as a professional author and I...
One thing I've noticed is that there's a spectrum when it comes to comfort levels with ambiguity as a plot device in horror. Some people prefer the very ambiguous, creeping, growing dread of films such as Witch and Hereditary while others prefer the explicit, in-your-face, "I'm going to kill you...