This week’s kitty is from the ’80s horror classic Night of the Creeps, which gave us Tom Atkins as a zombie-killing cop with an unforgettable catchphrase (“Thrill me”). If you’ve seen the movie—or, really, any horror movie—you know that misfortune awaits this kitty. So let’s just appreciate its brief, non-undead appearance here. And then appreciate some links:
- Oh, thank you, Brad Pike of Thought Catalog, for narrating the inner monologue of a kid on Legends of the Hidden Temple. So many memories.
- In light of Starfire’s sexed-up reboot, there’s been a lot of talk of the continual sexification and objectification of women in superhero comics. Here are two especially powerful accounts: Michele Lee asks her (Starfire-loving) 7-year-old daughter for a response to her new look/personality and Laura Hudson breaks down how super hero comics use “sexual liberation” against us.
- From Dr. Seuss to the Holy Bible, Salon lists off 10 American institutions that would shock today’s Right.
- Jean-Baptiste Thoret asks, “What does the cinema think about when it dreams of Baudrillard?” (A long read, but with some fascinating nuggets.)
- Need a good sci-fi/fantasy book suggestion? SF Signal’s got you covered with this handy flowchart.
- The Dancing Image’s Joel Bocko is back with “The Big Picture: The Movies and Me,” a very personal and passionate genealogy of cinephilia.
- Ted Hope’s “99 Recommended Steps For Making Good Movies.” A little utopian, but still a lot of good points to consider.
We had one outstandingly weird search term this week: “Чарли Кауфман пьессы,” Russian for “Charlie Kaufman pessy.” Yeahhh. I don’t know what to make of that. But it’s weird.