Number One Archives is back with another game for Spooktober! Thimbleweed Park is a mystery/puzzle game by Terrible Toybox. There’s a dead body in the forgotten town of Thimbleweed Park, which is the least of your problems. Players control five different characters who have nothing in common, but they are all connected. The game feels like an episode of Twin Peaks with humor that will keep gamers entertained. Players get to walk to creepy locations such as an abandoned circus and a haunted hotel. The locations are important to the characters as the town is a secret waiting to be discovered. Put on your detective cap and get to solving these mysteries!
I like talking about weird, indie, or obscure media so I’m going to highlight a Batman series that is somewhat hidden beneath all of the other Batman stories. I’m going to chat about Batman: Gotham After Midnight! It is written by Steve Niles and drawn by Kelley Jones. It is a Batman tale filled with horror and the grotesque. I have a few posts planned so stop on by!
Child’s Play. Chucky the doll. Why are people frightened by this doll? I would just punt him across the room. No need to be afraid of him.
The new movie changes the origin of the evil doll. In the past movies, Chucky was possessed by the soul of a killer. In this remake, Chucky is a robot, called Buddi, that is created to help families as well as be a friend to their kids. The dolls are programmed in a Vietnam plant. Workers program the dolls to be nice as well as an observant servant. Well, one worker loses his cool then decides to say fuck programming the current doll he’s working on. The doll, of course, becomes evil Chucky.
Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill are tremendous actors. They make this cheesy horror flick at least somewhat enjoyable. Yes, this movie is cheesy just like an ’80s slasher film. No, there’s not any sex or nude people. There are a lot of jokes and predictable kills. The film has plenty of gore, which still doesn’t make kill scenes more entertaining. One kill scene that takes place in a shopping store is so absurd that I laughed loudly in the theater. It involves robotic teddy bears.
This movie could use more suspense. Too much humor hurt this one. I feel as if this should’ve went straight to DVD. Plaza and Hamill were great. They just couldn’t save this movie.