If you read this site every so often, you might notice that there haven’t been any updates recently. The reason for that is my wife had a baby the second week of June and I haven’t gotten a chance to take a shit without falling asleep, let alone watch and review any movies. Thankfully, I was able to peel myself away for a hour and a half and watch Larry Cohen’s 1974 film “It’s Alive“, which is about what else? A baby that kills people. Sounds like a great movie for a new parent to watch, right?. Let’s examine it a little further, shall we?
My fondest memory of 900 and 976 numbers was when I was about 10 years old. I was huge into video games, and when I heard a commercial on TV for “action arcade”, I knew I had to put a few quarters into that machine. I ended up calling it about 8 times in a couple days before I realized that there were only 3 different outcomes no matter how many times I called. I didn’t think anything of it, but about a week or two later my mom asked me if I had been calling any phone numbers that I shouldn’t have. The phone bill ended up being $20 more than usual, and I was up shit’s creek with a turd for a paddle. A few years later, Robert Englund turned the 976 number on it’s ear with his directorial debut “976-EVIL“