Odd Thomas felt like an extremely well-made pilot for a tv show. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but that’s what it felt like. Anton Yelchin plays the title character, a short-order cook-cum-investigator who’s got a seriously odd a flair for the paranormal. He can tell bad things are going to happen when he sees bodachs, (sort of like the ghouls from Ghost) who feed on people’s pain. There are huge numbers of these creatures assembling in his town, and Odd realises that there’s a massive bloodbath on it’s way – and he’s the only one who can stop it.


Odd Thomas was (apparently) slated by the critics. Though I’d seen every single bit of this movie somewhere else before, it’s actually saved from derivative mediocrity by the delightful characterisations of Odd, his girlfriend Stormy, their friend Viola, and the local town cop played by Willem Dafoe. Even the bad guys (though very MIB) are fun. I enjoyed it, though I think if I’d been thirty five years younger I’d have probably enjoyed it more. It filmed in Santa Fe.