In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What Are The Chances?

How about this for craziness?

I was riding in my friend’s car last night. We were on our way to SportChek because – against my better judgment – I joined a ball hockey league with some friends and we were getting some equipment. But that’s another story altogether. Anyway, I’m in the back and this object wedged in the seat in front of me caught my eye.

Is that? I thought. Can it be?

When we got to our destination, I brought it out of the car and opened it, while my friend looked on in puzzlement.

“It IS.” I said.
“It’s an Umbrella umbrella.”
-“Uh… yep.”

I then realized he had no idea what I was talking about – and really, why would he? – so I explained it to him as best I could.

“Can I have this?” I asked.
-“I guess.”
“Your wife won’t miss it?”
-“Probably. Tell ya what, buy me dinner and we’re square.”

I am now a proud owner of an Umbrella umbrella.

What makes this especially serendipitous is I had just spent the bulk of the day writing my review for Resident Evil 5. Then something like this falls in my lap that evening? It’s so weird!

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