Just got back from a holiday stay in East Texas and found all kinds of pieces laying around. Let's check 'em out, shall we?
...that Jason Voorhees 'guest appearance' on Supernatural that I was all excited about? Not gonna happen.
...just started reading David J. Skal's The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror and it is quite a fascinating read. It starts with the earliest horror flicks (before the phrase 'horror movie' was even coined) in America and from there proceeds to dissect how the industry was started and why people seem so attracted to the genre. For an in-depth look at the origins and current state of all things fun and terrifying, I cannot recommend this one enough.
...a Horror Guy 'scream out' to Brian over at Vault of Horror; glad you like my li'l site Brian! Welcome to the list of Horror Guy Blood Brothers!
...caught a showing of The Mist a few nights ago. I'm a big fan of the original Stephen King short story and knowing that Frank Darabont of Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile was at the helm led me to have all kinds of high expectations for this flick. Well....kinda let down. It was all right as monster movies go, but still kinda blah. I won't spoil it for ya but the 'bold ending' that I had been hearing about didn't really work for me. I'll likely pass on getting the DVD unless the studio releases some radical 'Director's Cut' or something significantly different than what is currently playing in the theaters. Speaking of Director's Cuts...
...December 18 brings us the DVD release of the unrated director's cut of Rob Zombie's Halloween. Anyone who read my previous review of this flick knows that I was underwhelmed by the theatrical release, but I think it may be more enjoyable as watch at home flick.
...if you were a fan of Freddy vs. Jason, you might want to check out the 'sequel' currently being co-published by Dynamite Comics and WildStorm Studios--Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. Picking up where the original movie left off, this is said to be what we fright fans would have been treated to had the treatment made it to the big screen. Freddy and Jason are buttin' heads again, but this time gun-totin' Ash from the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness flicks is joinin' the fray! The guys over at MyComicShop.com might still have some copies of the first issue available.