Synchronicity, Time Travel, and the Zombie Apocalypse

Dear Weirdlings,

Welcome to this week’s assortment of the weird. We have time travel, strange coincidences, and eldritch-infused cyberpunk worlds.


Movies

‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ Recaptures Lightning in a Bottle With an Excellent Journey Back to a Simpler Time (Bloody Disgusting)

According to reviewer John Squires, Bill & Ted Face the Music is a nostalgia-driven sequel that manages to be “a storyline-completing sequel, a greatest hits reunion tour and a low-key female-led reboot all at once.”

Get Ready for Halloween with Some Vintage Horror (Daily Dead)

Since it’s never too early to get ready for Halloween, here’s a list of classic genre films that will be appearing on Turner Classic Movies throughout September and October.


Games

Prepare to Have Your System Shocked in Lovcraftian Cyberpunk Horror ‘Transient’ (DreadXP)

Set in a neon cyperpunk world, Transient follows a hacker traversing between real and artificially created worlds in order to discover the truth behind a gateway opened to the eldritch planes.

New ‘The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope’ Gameplay Footage Showcases Shared Story Mode (Bloody Disgusting)

A new trailer is available for the next installment in The Dark Pictures Anthology — a series of story-based survival horror games. The new interactive trailer for Little Hope gives viewers a taste of the gameplay by allowing the viewer to make choices, granting the trailer multiple endings.


Lore

On Synchronicity, or Meaningful Coincidences (Once Weird)

Coined by Carl Jung, synchronicity is a concept used to describe meaningful coincidences — which he believed to be connected to the experience of psychic states.


Short of the Week

In Cargo, a man stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse sets in motion an audacious plan to protect his infant daughter. An excellent example of how a straightforward storyline can have emotionally moving results.

Andrea Blythe
Andrea Blythe writes speculative poetry and fiction. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks, including Twelve: Poems Inspired by the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale (Interstellar Flight Press, 2020).