Last night Kalie and I went to see Smile. I wasn’t planning on blogging this weekend and I certainly wasn’t planning on writing a piece on the Smile movie as I don’t write about horror often. However, as the movie unfolded I found myself thinking of Doctor Who. This, in and of itself, isn’t surprising as I’m almost always thinking about Doctor Who. However, I began to see a tie between the Doctor and the horrifying film unfolding before us. Specifically, I found myself thinking of “Mummy on the Orient Express” (S8E8). As these connections grew in my mind I could feel the piece developing alongside them…which was nice as there was no way I could have went to bed after I got home because THIS WAS THE SCARIEST MOVIE I’VE SEEN IN AGES and I needed time and distractions to decompress before bed. So I started writing and here we are! In an unexpected twist, Smile helped me see how the Doctor’s curiosity makes them such a remarkable hero.
This piece has basic plot spoilers for Smile so read on based on your comfort with such things :).