The Nargun and the Stars was a book I first heard about on the classic PBS show “Cover to Cover with John Robbins”. Sadly, any references, videos, or information about this show or John Robbins seems to have been systematically excised from the internet. What, is the guy on the lam or something? At any rate, “The Nargun and the Stars” is about Simon, a recently orphaned boy, and the Nargun, a stone creature that is indestructible. It kills humans, sometimes for food, but mostly out of rage at the noise of their destructive machinery. The Nargun was a source of nightmare fuel for me for many years after reading this book, so of course I highly recommend it. It was also made into a miniseries, but I haven’t seen it.
I love this song, but I hadn’t seen this video until now. OMG this is a virtual smorgasbord or retro nostalgia- at least for me. My grandparents had that same amber glass post lamp! My uncle had that couch! My dad’s popcorn popper! The popped polo shirt collar! The “Logan’s Run” tunics! Banana seats! Combined with the 80s synth sound and the atomic age lyrics, this is pure Reagan-era bliss.
For me, what made this short creepy wasn’t the anything in the film itself; it’s what that villain was going to do with a vase full of varnish and vinegar under his vest… *shudder*