Are horror movies dead? And how can we fix them?
Posts tagged halloween
October 16, 2012 It’s Halloween season again! It’s like Christmas, but watching movies about idiots getting butchered is not frowned upon, so I’m good. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been helping students from several classes, but one class in particular is making students write their review essays on a horror movie. You can imagine […]
The horror genre has had more twists and turns than a Mexican highway. Today, horror is filled with blood splatter, torture chambers, and cheap Syfy movies that think CG is a substitute for actual plot and characters. I’m being overly general, of course, but it’s hard to not look at my beloved horror, the genre that […]
October 25, 2011 As if the stupid War on Christmas wasn’t enough, Fox now thinks there’s a War against Halloween. I guess pulling out of Iraq left them wanting combat of some sort, so let me indulge them. The Fox story goes something like this. Schools are banning Halloween celebrations because they don’t want kids […]
October 24, 2011 It’s the best week of the year, and with Halloween coming up, I thought a whole week of horror-themed articles are in order. Let’s talk about the must have’s for any Halloween movie viewing marathon. The thing to remember when trying to pick horror movies for mass viewing is that everyone is […]