Dino Drac After Dark

The Making of ALIENS!

Here’s a super long documentary about the making of Aliens, from 1986:

I was much too young to see Aliens when it was in theaters, but that didn’t stop my parents from dragging me along with them. I’d have to call that the scariest in-theater experience I’ve ever had… possibly excluding the time I saw The Shining while stoned at some arthouse theater in the early 2000s.

So let’s turn that into a survey:

What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen IN THEATERS? Doesn’t count if you watched it at home!

Spill it, in the comments!

Hornets from Hell!

Just a weird shorty for tonight:

This old Nat Geo segment about Japanese giant hornets utterly decimating a honeybee hive is fascinating and frightening. It’s also been “internet famous” for many years, so chances are good that a number of you have already seen it!

I can watch stuff like this all day long.

A Family Circus Easter!

Happy Easter, if you celebrate it!

Here’s A Family Circus Easter, from 1982. Yes, this really exists. I don’t expect it to rock your world, but admit it… you’re a bit curious.

Let’s also add a survey for you Easter-celebrating types:

Growing up, what sort of stuff was in your Easter basket? Was it just candy, or did your folks go a step beyond? Swap stories, in the comments!

The TMNT Easter Special!

Reminder: The Ninja Turtles kinda/sorta had an Easter special:

There are many reasons to watch The Turtles and the Hare, but I think Bebop and Rocksteady dressed like Easter Bunnies tops the list.

(This was a Season 5 episode, by the way. Amazes me that a show that began with pet turtles mutating into humanoid ninjas always found new ways to get weirder.)

Let’s add a random survey tonight, too:

Name a scene from a movie or TV show that actually literally made you cry. Don’t be embarrassed — one of mine is when Cindel had to leave Endor at the end of the 2nd made-for-television Ewok movie. I f’n bawled.

Spill it, in the comments!

Amazing Stories: Mirror, Mirror!

HELL. YES.

I’m thrilled to share this one with you. It’s the infamous Mirror, Mirror episode of Amazing Stories, graciously streaming from NBC:

If you don’t remember my ancient review, I’d rate this as the 2nd best episode of Amazing Stories, but I’d put it #1 as far as pure terror.

Synopsis: A man keeps seeing some kind of monster inching towards him whenever he looks in a mirror.

It’s so good, guys. This episode KILLED me as a kid and stuck with me forever.

Oh, PS: If you’ve never heard of Amazing Stories, it was an anthology series in the vein of Tales from the Darkside or Tales from the Crypt, but with a harder lean on “fantasy” stories. Even so, its few on-the-nose horror episodes hit super hard, and this is a perfect example.