Mon, 3 October 2022
The Hunter's Moon will grace our skies this week, which means you better stay inside if you don't have any silver bullets. Enjoy Stuff explores the mystery and history of the full moon.
Sunday is the Hunter’s moon. Have you noticed extra hair on your body? Do your teeth feel a little sharper? Are you craving the taste of blood? If so, please lock yourself in your home, and while you’re in there, listen as Enjoy Stuff explores the full moon.
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What we’re Enjoying
Shua is really digging the vibe of the new Star Wars series on Disney+, Andor. It’s a bit more gritty than we are used to, but Diego Luna is fantastic as Cassian, and the real world settings feel very ‘original trilogy’. In between his busy moving schedule, Jay has been reading some retro Dr. Strange comics from the mid 80s. It’s always fun to revisit the origins of some of the great stuff we are getting today.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
31 Days of Horror is finally here! So far he has given us Night of the Creeps, The Final Girls, and tonight’s film Trick r Treat. Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations.
Enjoy The Full Moon!
As long as humans have been looking up to the sky, we have been fascinated by the moon. And once a month, that mysterious jewel in the sky appears big and bright and full, giving us even more to wonder about.
Lycanthropy is the transformation of a person into a wolf and stories of this curse date all the way back to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Werewolves even show up in Greek mythology in the Legend of Lycaon.
Since these stories have endured, it’s no surprise that they showed up in movies very early. The first movie featuring a lycanthrope was The Werewolf from 1913. Unfortunately, it was lost to fire and can never be seen again. But a few years later, a silent western called Wolf Blood (1925) appeared and can still be viewed.
The 1935 film Wolf Blood starring Henry Hull gave us some of the tropes we still use today, such as the curse being passed on by a bite, transformations occurring because of a full moon, and that the cursed will try to lock themselves up to protect others.
The popularity has never disappeared in cinema. We still remember some legendary and groundbreaking films such as Universal’s The Wolf Man (1941) and An American Werewolf in London (1981) which started a new chapter in special effects. Plus, a few fun ones like Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf (1985)
Check out some classic (and wonderfully cheesy) films from Full Moon Entertainment. Or some classic music about our lunar neighbor like Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty, Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival, or Moonage Daydream by David Bowie.
But the movies aren’t the only place you can see people howling. Cartoons gave us the Groovy Ghoulies and Fang Face. And even our breakfast is not immune to the moon when you eat Frute Brute cereal.
What’s your favorite story of the moon? Do you stay indoors when the moon is full? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fly Me to the Moon” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com