Horror Community Highlights – May 7, 2010

  • Scary vs. Horrifying
    The Groovy Age of Horror
    This is an intriguing post that suggests the term “scary movie” just doesn’t quite do the horror genre justice.
  • Scary Paintings
    The Vault of Horror
    This collection of artwork features a variety of styles, and the pieces range from the classic to the contemporary, but they’re all decidedly horrific.
  • The Zombie / Virus Connection
    The Zed Word
    “Although I’ve been known to voice my boredom in response to the overwhelming number of unoriginal films these days that present zombiism as spread by viral infection, there’s one truth I cannot deny. The zombie / virus connection is a perfect thematic match.”
  • Stranger than fiction: Little known facts about great genre authors
    Fascination with Fear
    I did not know that Ray Bradbury would have become a stage magician had his writing career not gone anywhere. Read this post to find out more interesting facts about your favorite genre writers.
  • The Women of Freddy Krueger
    Day of the Woman
    “When you think kid raping, child murderering, christmas sweater wearing, Wolverine looking, burn victim would be such a ladies’ man. Yet, somehow Wes Craven has made one of the most iconic and horrific slashers to be linked to so many different women.”
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Freddy
    The Paradise of Horror
    A very thoughtful analysis of why the Nightmare remake doesn’t work.
  • Welcome to Reboots, Bitch
    The Deadly Doll’s House of Horror Nonsense
    A very thoughtful analysis of why the Nightmare remake does work.
  • A Nightmare on Elmzzzzzzzz
    I read this review of the Nightmare remake as a good argument as to why classic slasher remakes in general don’t work. You simply can’t recreate the culture, atmosphere, energy or what have you of the 70s and 80s that made the original films work so well. Any remake is going to feel fake or at least out of context and artificial.

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3 Responses to Horror Community Highlights – May 7, 2010

  1. B-Sol says:

    Thanks for the mention as always! Glad you liked the painting post. Also, some great reviews here for the NOES remake, all interesting yet contrasting opinions. Cool stuff.

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