We love our horror stories and fantasy tales.
Books and movies that can scare the who knows what out of us are usually great sellers or box office. How many of us still remember movies like, Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street or Alien?
There have been many and sometimes instead of giving us a good shock, they amuse us.
Whether the plot is about apocalyptic, abomination, aliens, mythical, time abyss, technology, invention, diabolical, sacrificial, parasite, good vs. evil, psychological, human hybrid, or humans are morons, we’re looking for something that borders on a good mind screw.
When the writers, directors and actors portray unrealistic plot devices, irrational behaviors and unexplainable gaps in context or chronology, which we sometimes find in horror films, the movie or book fails to keep us intrigued. This style has been referred to as “Horror Movie Logic”.
We’ve all seen it, but to refresh this description; why is it when we see a movie featuring a deranged psychopath or monster bent on killing, people split up to conduct a search? Why do we see people perfectly capable of running away get hunted down and killed by something moving at the rate of a caterpillar?
Once in awhile fantasy magazines or books include a mistake which later serves to enhance attention. This classic Batman comic book cover is such an example.
Speaking of boners, do any of you recall watching this movie?
The Shadow was a 1994 American superhero film, directed by Russell Mulcahy, based on the character of the same name created by Walter B. Gibson in 1931. The lead was played by Alec Baldwin and it also featured someone many of us have become very familiar, Ian McKellen; (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, X-Men).
The Shadow Knows…. Too bad the Producers didn’t! The best element of that movie was the choice in cars for the hero. Did it strike a Cord with you?
There’s a new horror movie to be released in February called Devil’s Due. Preceding this film release is a viral video featuring an animated baby in a buggy. Watch the reactions when used as a prank in public.
So, what do you think? Cheesy or worthy of seeing?
One last thing, Hercules could be an outstanding franchise to develop if it was ever done with quality people & decent script. The last release I understand is a Turkey of the Lowest Order. Let’s hope the upcoming Dwayne Johnson version will be done right. He certainly looks the part and he can act. Here’s a link to a released photo of him.
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