Through these different revisions, I'd been twisting my imagination into a veritable pretzel in an attempt to rationalize something unequivocally absurd.

Sidewinder’s View: Alone In The Dark (1982) [Mild Spoilers]

I've never found the movie all that scary, but it's very colorful and entertaining, and, most importantly, clever, with more emphasis on character and plot than one might expect for a genre picture of the early Eighties.