09 1 / 2013
I’m guilty. I’ve been majorly slackin on my blog pimpin the last few weeks. It’s funny how things work. Having a break from grad school, I thought I’d be blogging my fingers off, but just like that extra money you think you’re going to have when you pay your car off (Hey, Elektra!) somehow, it vanishes.
I will be back with more interesting and entertaining posts. I promise :)
25 11 / 2012
I’ve been a big fan of horror since I was a little girl. It’s one of the few things I have in common with my dad. Yes, I give him full credit to introducing me to Jason and Freddy Krueger at a very young age.
Alas, the scene changed into films that were more concerned with grossing us out than scaring us. There were a few rare gems such as Final Destination (the first one, don’t remember the ones after) and Jeepers Creepers. Aside from a few others, there was a drought for quite a few years.
Recently, television series stepped in to fill the gap. Last year, I fell in love with American Horror Story- granted, I couldn’t watch it when it was dark out. I loved that I didn’t know who was a ghost and who was real. The fact that a main character was dead for several episodes and I didn’t have a clue?! Genius. Killing off all of the main characters - unique (right @EFChandler?). Let’s not forget my favorite line of the season when the gay ghost couple planned to kidnap the half ghost baby and suffocate him with a down pillow when he was 18 months old so he’d be adorable forever. Creepy and macabre, but Zachary Quinto’s delivery of this message was hilarious!
Let’s not forget my other favorite -Walking Dead. It’s even better for me since it’s cast in my home state of Georgia. This show is just brilliant and continues to improve season after season. For some reason, nighttime viewing isn’t problematic with this one.
The real brilliance of this show is that it seems to be evolving from horror to a psychological thriller. The Walkers are no longer public enemy #1. Oh no. It’s fellow man living for years in a constant state of fight or flight and having to make really difficult decisions. Like having to shoot your own mother in the head after watching your baby sister being cut from her womb - no anesthetic, mind you - so that she won’t become a Walker when she inevitably dies.
I’ll continue watching both shows, but the former is on life support now. The current season has. drifted so far from the original concept that it’s lost its allure for me. Will keep hope alive…
21 10 / 2012
20 10 / 2012