Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Price You Pay For Being A Horror Fan....

Being a major fan of the Horror Genre is an amazing experience, the community feeling you get when being with other Horror fans, no arguments about films, characters, writers etc, just discussions & opinions. No argument about which is the best film that Hugh Grant play the bumbling romantic in or how gorgeous Johnny Depp is in his newest flick. It's more about which N.O.E.S. is the best or Why Halloween 3 IS a good film.

Unfortunately being a Horror fan also has many downfalls...
The weird looks you get from strangers whilst discussing Horror Films with your friends, also from the movie staff whilst ordering a ticket to Friday The 13th Part 82, the look of disgust from the Blockbusters Clerk whilst renting the newest George A. Romero zombie film, Having a movie night and being the only person to bring a Horror movie and everyone laughs and shoves it to one side....We've all been in situations like these in one way or another. I myself have even been called and I quote "A serial killer in the making" because of my love for the Horror genre. It's the price we pay for the genre we love!

I have been asked "Is it all worth it?" and even "Just hide the Horror and watch it when you're on your own" well all I can say is..... I'M A HORROR FANATIC AND PROUD OF IT!!!! Yes it is worth it and I wont hide it away like I'm ashamed of it and neither should any of you. It is a community to be proud of being involved in. Wear your Horror proudly! So the next time you rent the newest Bruce Campbell film, or go to the movies to watch SAW 13, just smile at them and maybe a wink to send a chill up there spines ;)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Children's Horror: Where's it gone?

Whilst watching the TV with my niece on another boring night of babysitting, I had a sudden realisation....There's no "Horror" cartoons any more. 

I started thinking about programmes I used to watch as a child, "Are You Afraid Of The Dark", "AARRGGHH Real Monsters!" "Transylvania Pet Shop" "Trap Door", "Little Dracula" and more. No, they weren't scary, but the Horror elements were there, the monsters, the stories, sort of like an introduction to the horror world, it was Horror entertainment for kids. Even books, books like Goosebumps and ghost stories, you just don't see them around  .

Nowadays it's all brightly coloured children's programme's that give you a migraine within 30 seconds of watching it, or kids running around singing or even books about twinkling vampire's!

I asked my niece whether any of her programmes had monsters or anything like that in them, she had no idea what I was on about, she said monsters are for Halloween! 

All of this saddened me, it's such a shame really. I even asked her if she had ever seen a black & white film, she looked at me like I was from Mars. I remember on Sunday afternoon's you would find an old Horror on TV, I LOVED them and still do! 

They will never know what there missing out on and really it is a damn shame!