Friday, 29 January 2010

Horror Blogger Awards

Right now over at Bloody Disgusting they are running a poll where you can vote for your favourite Horror Blog, in response to the poll ran by Total Film recently. Thankfully the actual winner of that was The Obscure Hollow who are an actual blog, but some displeasure was expressed over Total Films choices for the poll ("I am dumbfounded and annoyed by this nonsense award." says one particularly restrained Total Film reader, John Cozzoli in fact, showing that the internet does not have to be all "Yo Bitch, dat iz so gay!") Personally I'm not a big fan of Total Film and stopped reading it when a review of Kill Bill Vol 1 incorrectly named Vivica Fox's character Black Mamba, despite her even discussing wanting that name with Oompa Thurman herself. It's the little details like this that carry weight with a geek like me, and I don't even like Kill Bill.

Anyway, if you haven't already head on over there and cast your vote, it's certainly a tough old choice which just goes to show the high level of quality horror blogs out there that I am foolishly thrashing alongside.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

My Very Own Horror Blog

So here I am at my Mac all ready to go with one more blog about a subject I love, that subject being Horror Movies. I constantly want to post about horror over at my regular blog, but seeing as that blog is supposed to be about my illustration work I just don't think the two will get along. No self respecting horror fan want's to scroll through pictures of cartoon ladies sunning by the pool to get to my top ten Jason Voorhees looky likies and vice versa ( I think...not sure if that applies to that statement...) so despite a plethora of much finer horror blogs out there, I thought I'd throw my crumpled fedora into the ring. Who knows where this will lead, or what kind of blog this will turn out to be. I imagine more of a nostalgia trip than anything else. There are far too many other sites out there, fingers firmly inserted within the major artery of horror today, so I'm certainly not going to be providing any major breaking news about what's to come in the world of terror cinema. And I'm based in the North of England, so I'm certainly not in line to attend any horror conventions anytime soon. No, my posts will no doubt revolve around such self indulgent fare as why House of Wax is one of the best remakes out there today, why after 12 Friday the 13th instalments they still haven't made an actual Friday the 13th movie or why I think David Lynch has made some of the most terrifying moments in cinema history despite having never made a horror film. But still, who knows, it may be fun once I get into my groove. I hope you'll stick around to find out.