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.
Posted by Thomas at 1:08 AM