A brain wrap, for those of you who never spent any time lurking in the dark labyrinthine corridors running above the concession stands and Tivoli lined auditoriums, is slang used by projectionists to describe a situation in which the film exiting the vertical feed platter via the payout unit (the brain) tangles up into a hopeless mass of celluloid. It's nigh impossible to repair quickly and sometimes even results in the cancellation of the show. In short, it's all screwed up!
Thanks to a nasty flu virus, a truncated work week and the standard holiday demands, the B-Movie Catechism is experiencing a major league brain wrap. We're not canceling the show (NO REFUNDS!) but we will be delayed for a few days as we splice everything back together into working order. Until then, you might want to check out some of the following movie related links.
Allen from It Came From Allen's Brain offers up his own review of this week's feature, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. He pretty much covers just about every conceivable spiritual implication in the film, so who knows what I'll be able to come up with.
Rather than wait for the inevitable Hollywood re-imagining, The Sci-Fi Catholic's D. G. D. Davidson offers up the first part of his screenplay: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians: The Remake! With dialog like "Son of a $!#$%!! Santa, he's got a missile lock!" how can you go wrong?
Mark LaBelle over at Arrival: The Parousian Weblog asks the burning question What do the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have to do with the Church? Come on, you know you want to know the answer.
And finally, writing for Christian Halloween Fan, Lint Hatcher & Rob Bennett take a long look at monster fan symbology and How Monsters Reveal What Matters Most. (The website doesn't allow individual page links, but the article isn't hard to find.)
That should hold everyone over until I get this mess straightened out. And don't worry, kids, Santa Claus will still get here by Christmas and he'll still conquer the Martians. I guarantee it.