Hello me deario`s, hope your moulie`s are intact and your cord wangler is in good working order! Ah the joy and beauty of the British sense of humour!! Well back to business. Where does Horror stand today? If in fact it stands anywhere now a days. I know this seems a bit heavy going for the easy lull of the forum, but the female mind never switches off and I`m intrigued to know what others think. Do we still stand a chance of clawing our way back to the top of premier film making or has our time passed us by? Invariably the productions of films today tend to rely on past conquests and seldom are they remembered. You see all of this started when I foolishly purchased a copy of SFX magazine earlier this year, it was a horror special. Before I had even opened the magazine I was frightened, by the price ARGGGGHHH! They had a piece in it which featured the top 20 villains of horror and well it was varied but not surprising. Freddy made number 1 which I thought was a really nice touch seeing there was an interview with Robert Englund inside, mmm makes me want to see the remake even more now! (ahem). Pinhead made number 2 which when you think about it can have a rather profound effect on one`s career being regarded as number 2. There`s that British humour again. I`m not doing team Pinhead or team Freddy like some Z list celebrity from OK magazine but the results were not a surprise. The 'in' thing will always come out on top.
However, I did wipe away a tear of pride for my Vincent Price who made number 11 which made me think that classic is never quite forgotten . Oh how we yearn for a horror film without the same old cliches, deserted cabin, promiscuous teens and the girl who always has to run rather slowly and twist her ankle, God she annoys me!!
Is horror still individual or has it fallen into the trap of being purely commercial?
Answers on a postcard please.......