Take a peak behind the scenes ...
This week on What's In The Box? Donna and I discuss Dog Soldiers and the book it inspired Sausages: The Making of Dog Soldiers. After watching the movie, I went over to the special features (the main reason I love getting Blu-ray collector's editions) and watched another movie - The Making of Dog Soldiers. So with that in mind, I wanted to share some of my favorite behind-the-scenes movies that you can stream right now.
1 - Pennywise: The Story of It.
Blurb - A documentary surrounding It (1990), based upon the Stephen King novel of the same name, which featured a notorious villain known mostly as Pennywise.
I just watched this one over the last week, and really enjoyed it. I remember when this movie debuted on ABC and all the hubbub leading up to it. It's a decent deep dive into all the ins and outs of the first filmed version of Pennywise. Check it out on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and VUDU free.
2 - Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Blurb - The history of Mattel's definitive action figure toy line.
There's a series on Netflix, The Toys That Made Us, that spends an hour on He-Man, and while it's good, this movie is better. It's a super deep look into everything He-Man. Check it out on tubi.
3. The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story.
Blurb - A documentary film about the Nickelodeon Network, telling the story of its humble origins deep into the SNICK years.
As a child of the 70s & 80s, I was raised on Nickelodeon. It's funny to go back and see all the hits and misses of the channel before they hit their stride (mostly after I was no longer in their target demographic). You can watch this on HULU.
4. Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown.
Blurb - A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.
I've written about this documentary before, but I wanted to include it in case you missed those posts. I feel like this is one of the best films on the subject of Cthulhu and its creator, Lovecraft. Watch it on Amazon Prime & tubi.
Coming to Amazon this Friday - The Surrogate. You can still grab the eBook on Godless, but you can get the paperback & eBook on Amazon.