Referencing Harlan Ellison

Grimm and Sinister have what in common?

“I recorded last night’s episode of Grimm and watched it this afternoon,” begins John King Tarpinian. “There was a mention of a writer who had died at the hands of this week’s monster. The name of that writer was Ellis Harlan. Homage or coincidence?”

Meanwhile, a fan has alerted readers of the Harlan Ellison Forum that the lead character in the recent horror film Sinister, a true-crime writer played by Ethan Hawke, is named Ellison Oswalt.

Hmm. I wonder what the chances are that someone will do a mashup where Ellison Oswalt solves the murder of Ellis Harlan? (With an assist from Scooby and the Gang? Kickstarter appeal begins in five, four, three…)

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

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