“Best movie title ever! That’s what director Don Coscarelli thought when he first came across the book. Pretty much the first thing that drew me to this as well. I was so sad when the timing didn’t work out for me to be able to catch this at the cinema. I think theater obligations got in the way. But no matter, I thought, the DVD release was soon after.
So I got the DVD, waiting for a clear evening in my schedule and started watching. Some of the opening scenes were pretty cool. A little confusing, but to be expected. There was enough intrigue to keep me going, and just the right level of weird. Then it lost me. I zoned out and couldn’t find my way back in. I think I tried some strategic rewind and rewatching, but to no avail. I couldn’t stick with it.
It happens. I’d just have to try to watch it again. So now, here I am. At home on a free Saturday night, watching the movie with some excitement and anticipation. Again, I was into it at first. Then I spaced. Again. I really wanted to love it. Maybe I’m too tired. Maybe it’s too strange. I don’t know what the problem is. Me or the movie. But I think I give up. At least for this round. I guess I””ll just hafta try again later.”