Location #5 along the Road Less Traveled finds us in bat country. Let’s stop here!
Paint colors! Mustaches! Mike as Ted Baxter! Rabies treatment! Skiing! (pronounce it however you want) The Russian defector from WKRP ! This episode has it all, assuming your definition of “all” ignores nitpicky little things like good pacing and characters with charisma and an interesting plot and colors that aren’t best described as “dingy” and/or “washed out.” On the other hand, if you’re into distressed hats and generally unlikable '70s people getting frisky in caves and mannequin abuse and an opening theme you can sing along with—pick a note, any note!—and turtlenecks then boy howdy, is this the movie for you or what?
Oh, and there’s something about bats. Can’t forget the bats.
What it absolutely doesn’t have, though, is a lead actor who looks vaguely like he might be Tim Ryder’s uncle. Don’t get that idea in your head or it may be very, very difficult to shake loose. Just trust me on this.
As always this is an unofficial and barely supervised watch party. We’ve gone rogue, y’all! Party like it’s 1979! At precisely 8 PM EDT we’ll all hit play, whether on our own copies or the Gizmoplex copy linked right down there. If you show up late just fast forward to however many minutes past start time it is in the episode and you’ll be all synced up. (Can’t get here until 8:19 EDT? Skip to the 19 minute mark in the episode.)
Remember, the temporary shutdown of the Gizmoplex Virtual Theater is still in effect while Ivan and his minions give it the full-on William Castle treatment. If your seat buzzes or you’re accosted by a floating skeleton during tonight’s movie, that’s totally a you thing. Maybe it’s time to change your dosage. What do I know?
In order to draw attention I guess you kind of have to go with the title “it lives by night”. Sounds kind of ominous and sinister. Or if they went with something like “it lives by the bus stop”… Doesn’t really sound all that threatening in fact the kind of sounds sad and depressing.