Is there a full moon tonight? Boy, I hope not, because if there is, I'm pretty sure two little werewolves are going to creep down the hall to eat me.
After all, tonight was the night for them to finally see John Landis's amazing An American Werewolf in London. This is something they've been asking about for a while now, and I feel like Toshi turned a corner on being scared by a movie. He's finally got both feet in the water. Sure, nothing else, but two feet instead of one is enough for now.
Allen asked for permission to leave if the film got to be too scary for him, and I was more than okay with that. I tried to steer him towards watching TV in the other room, but he was resolute. So after my girlfriend baked cookies and we all settled in on the couch in the TV room, I talked to the boys for a few minutes about Rick Baker. As much as the film is John Landis's An American Werewolf in London, the creature itself is Rick Baker's American werewolf.
It is safe to say that it was a huge hit. I was the same age when I saw the film as Toshi is right now. Watching them watch this one tonight was fun (I may or may not have recorded it to send to our Patreon sponsors as a bonus podcast) and they had so much fun they forgot they were supposed to be scared.
Also, that little dangly flesh thing hanging off Jack's ruined neck in his first encounter with David after he's been murdered? The boys couldn't get enough of it. "PLAY IT AGAIN!" as soon it's been paused. Every single pause, they make the same noise. "EWWWWWWWW!" Pause. "PLAY IT AGAIN!"
In short, tonight was awesome.