The Pestle


Ep 36: “Attack the Block”

March 28, 2018

We dive into Joe Cornish’s sci-fi/horror “Attack the Block” and discuss:

  • the beasts of Attack the Block;
  • theme & symbolism;
  • horror gimmicks;
  • John Boyega;
  • and much more!

I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. – Mark Twain (Note: Mark Twain was indeed born just after Halley’s Comet appeared in 1835, and he died of a heart attack one day after it appeared at its brightest in 1910.)

Notes & References:
Correction: It was William Faulkner who said “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
KRS-One “Sound of da Police” lyrics
Police seize $91,800 using a traffic stop
Georgia baby burned during raid; flash-bang grenade lands in crib
Google search on “police raid wrong house” turns up a lot of unfortunate stories
Also: loved the “This is blacker than my cousin Femi.” line, as it seems to be a reference to “Fermi’s paradox“.

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