Greetings and Salutations.
After surviving the emergence of my offspring in what was indeed akin to an Alien tribute, I am returning to you children of horror, as I just can’t stay away any longer!
Much has happened in my absence True Blood season 3 has come and gone, again leaving a gaping wound not only in my viewing schedule but fantasy life. I am left to dream of the potential dalliances between the cool dominance of Eric Northman and the animalistic heat of Alcide, how is a woman to choose? On second thoughts why should I have to choose, where did I leave that fan this room is getting warm!
The Vampire Diaries has commenced a second season and appears to have found its fangs, however Damon’s have become a might flaccid since his falling for Elena (gag!) which is incredibly disappointing. Supernatural season 6 has also commenced; a recent convert to the series I am currently rocking out to some of the hilarious tunes that accompany the lads on their hunting adventures. Kansas anyone?
Scores of films have been released of which I will discuss in future posts, upcoming flicks are promising one of which The Rite I am particularly excited about as the book was fantastic, nothing like the catholic church, politics and the devil to brighten up a girls day. Although I intend to write a post on it in the coming weeks an honorable mention has to go to AMC’s production of The Walking Dead, I am loving it, great effects and the series so far is remaining faithful to the source material, the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman.
Well its been a pleasure getting back on the undead horse and blogging again. I will leave you with a fangtastic spoof on Vampire drama, with a musical twist, from Jimmy Fallon ‘Suckers’.
Greetings and Salutations.
I saw New Moon yesterday (ducks for cover from BJ-C). As I am a believer in fairness, in that I don’t think its fair to give something a thumping unless you have seen it. I have read all the Twilight books and have now seen both the films.
Now there is some conjecture as to whether Twilight counts as horror, putting that aside, I still believe that the whole Twilight phenomenon may result in some coming across to the dark side as the books will spark an interest in the horror genre. However in watching the film, which I have to say is better than the first, I began to wonder who in fact is the target audience for New Moon?
As I sat, trying to keep and open mind as Bella mooched about barely changing her facial expression, Edward sparkled and also mooched about barely changing his facial expression. I sat with my fingers crossed when Bella cut herself that Jasper wold in fact chomp down on her neck and snap it, then Jacob Black entered with his wolf pack. Padding about Forkes in nothing but their cut off jeans, shorts, whatever and sneakers, nubile and buff chests out for the world to see (often moist, in the rain)… Ms Harker, I thought, you strumpet, these lads are not of age, stop perving! So I managed to contain my oggling to the oldest wolf of the pack Sam and felt less guilty.
However my confusion, which lets face it, I don’t usually have any issue objectifying the masculine delights within our genre, was further compounded when I came across the website ‘Aussie Twilight Mums‘. This website apparently acts as a hub for the more mature woman to express her love for Twilight and its leading men. One of the women from the website was interviewed on TV (yes that is the state of Australian commercial news) defending her love for Edward as he is actually one hundred and something years old, not seventeen. Rejecting any pedophilic undertones to her questioner!
My question to you dear readers is this: who are the Twilight films really for? Are they to encourage the youth of today to remain chaste, marry your local vampire before you have any type of coitus like activities or are they soft porn for Mum’s who don’t want to go to their local sex shop and buy the good stuff?
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Greetings and Salutations.
So just to rub our nose in it like naughty little lycanthrope’s that have piddled on the rug. Anther fabulous trailer courtesy of the folks at First Showing has come out for the impending (waiting, waiting, waiting) release of ‘The Wolfman‘ starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. It again has a wonderful gothic feel to it and gives some greater insight into the relationship between Del Toro and Hopkins characters. It also shows some more grisly scenes from those wicked medical types doing tests on the poor Wolfman, ice shock bath anyone?
However with the release of good must come a balance in the force with the release of utter rubbish. Shock Til You Drop featured today a trailer for a film entitled ‘The Bleeding’. Starring some chap that looks like the “special” adopted out twin of Vin Diesel and ex-soccer star come film thug Vinnie Jones is headed to hopefully the bog of eternal stench and will never darken my screen with its excretions. Honestly at first I couldn’t figure out if they were taking the piss or if in fact they were intentionally urinating over all past quality vampire films, books, mythology with this poor excuse for a horror film.
Compare the two for yourself ladies and gents.