An amphibious humanoid resembling the Creature from the Black Lagoon is brought to a government lab during the height of the Cold War. Cleaning lady Elisa (Sally Hawkins) forms a relationship with the creature and takes action when she learns of plans to vivisect him. There is a scene in The Shape of Water that demonstrates … Continue reading Movie review: The Shape of Water (2017)
Welcome! My name is Trent. My primary site is The Violent World of Parker, which started out as a website devoted to the Parker novels of Richard Stark, AKA Donald E. Westlake. While Parker, a professional thief who appeared in a series of 24 volumes, and other things related to Donald Westlake remain the primary focus of that site, the blog portion section gradually expanded to encompass asides on other crime fiction and film. Then I started to read some horror titles, and wanted to scribble some notes about them. I also made a resolution to read 365 short stories in 2018, and thought I might like to write some about that project as well. I had already stretched VWOP about as far as it could go without my readers going, "C'mon, man," so I decided to launch this side blog. Here I'll write about books, movies, and music that it would make no sense to write about over at VWOP.