Apologies for not getting this post up earlier today. I know, I know, I know ... just what kind of a genre host do I think I am? I hear you. Alas, I had a fellow at the house earlier today regarding a bug inspection, so that kept me distracted for a good part of the morning. You'll be happy to know, however, that the good ol' house got a clean bill of health! That's exactly what we need to make this Wednesday one for the record books, eh?
Still ... yes. I do strive to have each and every Daily Citation Page on SciFiHistory.Net standing tall with one hundred different trivia blurbs, and I'm well short on today's catalog. I do have quite a few in my Tickler Files for the day, and -- as time permits -- I'll definitely get a few more of them up there. But as I've always cautioned, this work takes time, and I'll keep plugging away with hope that I'll be vastly closer to the 100 mark this time next year.
I did get asked if I'd seen Ahsoka's third episode yet. Alas, folks, I haven't. The wife was out last night doing some charitable-style work, so I instead took in a few movies on the DVD player. I put up one review earlier today -- Dario Argento's Tenebrae -- and I have two more that I'm presently puttering away on. So ... no, I haven't had the chance. We'll likely watch it tonight, so I might have something to say about it tomorrow or Friday. But as for now? Nada.
But does August 30th have any significance in the annals of SciFi and Fantasy?
Well, thanks for asking ... because all the way back in 1960 on this day in history a little something something going by the name of Mill Of The Stone Women premiered on the silver screen in Italy. Have you seen it? Yowza. It's a creepy old-style thriller, the kind of thing that was likely always playing late night on television during the distant years of my yesterday. I did get the chance in 2021 to see an all-new release of it -- compliments of the folks at Arrow Films -- and it's quite good. As can happen with older flicks, it's certainly not going to be to everyone's taste; but Mill was type of flick that was very, very, very good at creating atmosphere that supported its scares and not vice versa. If you understand what that statement means, then it might be worth your time to seek it out and explore. Go boldly, my friends ... go boldly.
Anyway ... here's the real reason you're here ...
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks even more for sharing ... and live long and prosper!