Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bad Horror

I've been a fan of horror movies and books for a long time. What I've found is that it's very difficult to find a good horror story. In order to do so you have to wade through a sea of bad ones first. For every Jaws there are a dozen Anacondas, for every Stephen King there are hundreds of John Saul's (who's only interesting if you like horror stories based around little kids). Eventually you start to learn to appreciate a good bad horror story, or a good bad B-movie horror film. It's fun to laugh along with the likes of Jason X ('How about pre-marital sex? We love pre-marital sex!'). Some of the old big bug movies are great (Them, Night of the Leapists, Kingdom of the Spiders), sequals are sometimes good (Friday the 13th pts. 3+up, Nightmare on Elm Street pts 2+up, Halloween pts. 2, 4+up,), semi-bad ones that are still fun (Ghost Ship, 13 Ghosts, House on Haunted Hill, Event Horizon) semi-silly ones (Blood Farmers, Satan's Cheerleaders, Frankenhooker) and of course horror parodies (8-Legged Freaks for example). Once you get to the point of enjoying bad horror movies however, you learn that there are still some that are just crap (the aforementioned Anaconda for example). But you end up seeing them in the hopes that they'll be at least funny or maybe sometimes even good. Or at the least have some good nude scenes (never understood ones where they have a girl topless when she has no boobs, if your going to pay someone to do a nude scene shouldn't they at least have what your paying for? If I'm paying to see boobs they better be huge!). You can even enjoy the made for TV or direct to video ones sometimes. There may be more bad horror movies and books than any other genre (except sci-fi). So if you're going to watch them, get ready to laugh more than you scream. But enjoy the laughter, it'll help you apreciate the scream even more.

3 Voices In The Darkness:

Anonymous Anonymous Screams...

BM Says,

You still have to watch “Hells Highway” and “Wild Zero” with me. We got them on DVD last winter and they are classics!! There is movie from 1987 called “Street Trash” I want to see. We might have to take a ride to Mad Mike’s and see if we can find it next time you stop by.

P.s. Lord of the Rings Suxxxxxxxxxxxxx compared to Peter Jackson’s earlier films!!!
Such as...
Bad Taste, Dead Alive, Meet the Feebles, true B movie Classics!!!!!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger gundum_shenlong Screams...

must I remind you dear cousin, ZOMBIES EATING PEOPLE!!!!!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous Screams...

I agree 100%. It makes it some much more fun when you can laugh at the bad ones, and enjoy the rarity of a good scare!

1:46 AM  

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