I have said before I can see different things in my collectibles. With Stitch, it’s a recognition of a story that in some ways mirrors my own.
Sometimes it’s more complex or specific. In the image, I have highlighted the Freddy Funko Werewolf Soda Pop. I was drawn to it for a few reasons.
I have always loved glow in the dark things, figures and collectibles. Going back to childhood, and I am still drawn to them now. The werewolf connection is three fold. Connections to a movie, an autistic actor, and, a TV show.
My favourite character from the Munster’s was Eddie. It brings me back to sitting on the glass table in the living room and just feeling joy watching the show. The humour was brilliant, in fact both The Munster’s and The Adams Family, were both, favourite shows as a child.
The 2010 film “The Wolfman”, starring Anthony Hopkins, so it mentally links me to a favourite autistic actor. My favourite films of his are The World’s Fastest Indian, Hearts in Atlantis, Bad Company and Red 2. I especially loved the relationship between Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock’s characters, in Bad Company, a brilliant movie. My favourite one is The World’s Fastest Indian, a movie about a beautiful bike and a dream to be achieved regardless of the obstacles that stood in his way.
The other connection is one of the few horror films I really love. I have never really gotten into horror films, I usually find them boring. However I thought "American Werewolf in London" was brilliant. A great mix of tension and humour. I enjoyed it as a teenager and I still appreciate it, even if the special effects are a little dated now. The follow up movies weren’t so great, but I still have a soft spot for the original.
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Ross Fraser and Jeni Dern
Words – Ross A Fraser
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