By Vampire Nation author Thomas M. Sipos, who blogs about horror films at Horror Film Aesthetics. So this blog will now be about ... other stuff.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Why Do Horror Films Suck?
Even so, that's the topic of a discussion panel on which I'll serve, at the upcoming 2011 World Horror Convention.
Here are the details:
Why Horror Movies Are Terrible
7:00 PM Friday, April 29 – Dezavala [that's the room's name]
Brad Keene, Thomas Sipos, Joe Hill, SG Browne, Gemma, Files (M), Mark Wheaton
It's not even a question -- most horror movies are terrible, with stories that would be rejected from the smallest zine, acting to embarrass late-night Creature Feature hosts, and YouTube-ready cinematography. But WHY? Is it truly difficult to make an effective horror film, or are the producers and audience just so indiscriminate that quality isn't worth the bother?
I didn't choose the topic, but I do have some things to say on it. Which recent horror films are admirable -- and which are execrable? And why are the latter films are terrible. (The panel's topic.)
I'll also participate in the mass book signing on Saturday night:
7:30 – 10:00 PM Saturday, April 30 – Phoenix Central
I'll have copies of Vampire Nation, Hollywood Witches, and Pentagon Possessed for whoever wishes a signed copy.
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