Escape Into Storytelling – Virago Chapter 30

Escape Into Storytelling - Virago Chapter 30

Winston survives a dangerous encounter with a little help from a friend, then makes a possibly career- and life-ending decision. Neville receives the most improbable of invitations.

Werebeasts Week: Dog Soldiers (2002)

The SAS squad send up a distress flare. Investigation reveals an absolute mess at the SAS campsite: blood everywhere, but no bodies, trank darts, some heavy duty hunting equipment. … And one survivor

October is Horror Movie month, where we let down our hair and celebrate all things macabre and scary! Not that we don’t during the rest of the year, but still… HORROR MOVIES! People who don’t like horror are encouraged to check back November 1st for less bloody and/or disturbing films. For everyone else, let’s put on our galoshes and WADE INTO THE MIRE!

Hello and welcome to Werebeasts Week here at Late to the Theater! This week’s selections are hairy, scary, and usually unfairly judged – They just want to be understood! Or fed! Either way, we’re looking at people who sprout fur, fangs, and bad attitudes this week, so make sure your shots are up to date and you’ve packed a doggie bag*. Let’s get going!

Today’s entry is Dog Soldiers, in which a group of British Army soldiers/football hooligans encounter werewolves while on an exercise in a remote part of Scotland. It will contain spoilers! 

AKA: The Shittiest Dog Park Visit, Ever

So let’s get going!

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The Men Who Battle Fish

This is a video a co-worker sent to me about carp hunters.

Basically, someone introduced an invasive, Asian species of carp into the fresh waters of Illinois. Not only is the fish damaging the local ecology, it has the incredibly bizarre habit of LEAPING out of the water at boats. Which would be fine, if it wasn’t a 5-lb piece of spiky lean meat. I have personally been finned by smallmouth bass, and can only imagine how suck it must be to encounter one of these flying fish.

To combat this, some local gentlemen decided to do battle with these fish in possibly the MOST American way they could – by donning spiked football helmets, taking up swords, and being pulled behind a boat on water-skis. It does my heart good to see people following their bliss, whatever it is, with such gusto. Possibly I’m also moved because of all the time I spent water-skiing as a child, which were experiences equal parts fun and terrifying.

Please enjoy.

For a wonder, this is not happening in Florida. But since I sent my dad this video it’s probably only a matter of time before it is.

Game of Thoughts: The Winds of Winter (6.10)


If you are just joining us, this is my weekly, semi-hysterical recap of the latest Game of Thrones episode. This feature only takes place during the season. For real, in-depth coverage, please check with Patrick Sponaugle.

Spoilers are going behind the cut, so please only go behind the cut if you are on the guest list have already seen the episode. You good?


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