“It’s a recurrent theme in horror movies,” Shannon pointed out. “’The Birds’ is the most famous one, but they’ve done frogs, worms, cats…”
“That Stephen King one. I mean, the cats were there to kill the monsters, but it still kind of counts, I think.”
“Okay, fine,” said Dan. “So a bunch of scary movies had plots about animals gathering and staring at people. They’re right. It’s really creepy.”
“I think they’re cute,” said Shannon, picking up the nearest one. It turned its lambent eyes slowly back to Dan.
“But koala bears? We’re not even in the same hemisphere!”
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