Odd Thomas

Gurney Man

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If anyone is a fan of writer Dean Koontz you should be familiar with this character. Koontz wrote eight books concerning Mr. Thomas, some are very good and others just so-so, but the movie was very well done, imho. The late Anton Yelchin in the title role of Oddie, (very well casted) with Willem Dafoe as the chief of police in the fictional town the flick takes place in. Yelchin has done his share of sci-fi, playing Kyle Reese in "Terminator, Salvation" and the young Checkov in the newer Star Trek movies.
Although this in particular movie would probably fall more into the "horror" genre, the book sequels definitely crossed into the sci-fi realm.
The story line is about a simple, every day, blue collar young man who has the ability to see ghosts of certain people who come to him for help in "crossing over", which sometimes includes Oddie helping to find their murderer. He also sees invisible creatures called Bodachs, which only appear when there is about to be a ton of human suffering, something these creatures feed off of.

Folks, if you have a couple of spare hours, I highly recommend this movie. You should be able to find it on Amazon or Netflix or some other platform. Yelchin's best role, and Dafoe is almost always good.

Being the computer illiterate human that I am, if anyone would be so kind as to download the trailer for this movie onto this site, I would be forever in their debt.

Even if one is not a big fan of Koontz, this is a movie worth watching........





"I am not afraid of Death. Course, I'm not ready to go on a date with him, either."
 

Gurney Man

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Much obliged, Tom! IOU one....makes me desire to watch this again this weekend.








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Kevin

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I had the pleasure of reading the source books before watching the movie and rather enjoyed the movie to the point that I was disappointed that there was only one done. It was a little sad watching the movie though as I saw it after Anton Yelchin's death and couldn't help but think that he was posited to have a long acting career ahead of him.
 
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