Starring Val Kilmer this is the story of a Yukon global warming research station that comes across a pristine Wooly Mammoth buried in the bit of remaining ice found at that time of year. As we all know NOTHING buried in the ice ever unthaws in a good way. This time its insect parasites (much like my much feared and hated botflies) that infect humans and animals with their bite. Its the 'cabin fever' scenario. You know everyone is dead once the first person starts to display symptoms. It doesn't help that they start to scratch their open wounds. The results are not too pleasant to watch as you would believe and the excellent make-up only enhances the creep factor. I hate movies like this because I always start to get itchy just watching the characters on the screen scratch. If you have a bug fetish you might not want to watch this film. The filmmakers show us a glimpse of the future right away so we suspect what is going on right from the start. That can often lead to becoming annoyed with the characters who take forever to understand what is happening to them. Once I saw what happened to the dead I would be burning EVERYTHING around me and I do love a good fire. This film creeped me out but good.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.