Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Festive Kwanza! May your drinks be filled up to the rim, and your knives be pushed in to the hilt. Enjoy this time of year. Snuggle up by the fireplace... and watch a horror movie. See you in January, friends.
Here it is. The final day of the Horror Advent Calendar. The Climax. The twist. The ultimate reveal. And guess what, not everything is as it seems. I knew what I was doing here. You've all played into my plan perfectly. Don't you see? You were all my victims the entire time! Bwahahaha! I write … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #24: Year End Lists About Horrifying Things.
Yep, you heard me. Angry Birds. But, wait! How can you actually call our beloved Angry Birds something horrifying? How on Earth can you besmirch the beloved finger-pleaser that is Angry Birds? But... Wait... This... Stop... You just... YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!! Oh, but I can. I've had enough of these little bastards. They're turning … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #23: Angry Birds.
This, to me personally, might be the single most horrifying trend of 2011. Lately, everyone is talking about the decline of the movie industry. There aren't as many viewers heading to the multiplexes. There aren't as many DVD sales. There just doesn't seem to be as much interest. People in my industry are FREAKING out. … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #22: The Film Industry’s Lack of Imagination.
I couldn't talk about the horrifying events of 2011 without mentioning--*insert booming voice here*--CARMAGEDDON!!! Or as others called it, CARPOCALYPSE!!! Or as I ended up calling it, "the single most pleasant weekend in the history of Los Angeles." Obviously this one was personal because I live in LA, but I know for a fact that … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #21: Carmageddon.
As a writer who actually loves words, sometimes I get a little ornery when they release the Merriam-Webster and Oxford English Dictionary's list of added words for the year. I'm pretty much the furthest thing in the world from pretentious--I write slasher films for God's sake--but still this just makes me sad. I solemnly shake … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #20: New Words Added in 2011.
The continuing effort toward the complete and utter domination of selfishness continues. Sure, you see it in politics all the time, and the workplace, and definitely wall street, and well, pretty much everywhere. So why should it shock me that it's now seeping into what is supposed to be the most selfLESS and giving … Continue reading 2011 HORROR ADVENT CALENDAR – DAY #19: “Self” Santas.