Monday, April 19, 2010

A Home for Horror

A midst the chaotic nature of the movie world, very few of us can actually find the time or appropriate place to appreciate the world of film and the glory of all its genres. With sequels and remakes becoming all the more abundant, one would wonder what is left to appreciate all together. It seems that the world is running low on not ideas, but reasons to truly present new ideas. When remakes and sequels seem to bring in enough money to suffice, why should one bother on creating something new, right? Unfortunately, we can not speak loud enough to take an effect on this large and unfathomable industry, but that does not mean we can't appreciate the splendid fruits of the creators who have blazed through the industry to create the original works we love and not to forget the new minds that seem to slip through the cracks of modern cinema.

With the vast size of this industry, despite me love for all types of film, I feel the need to focus on one particular genre. I share a love with many for a particular genre that is all, but ignored despite the work it has done for modern movies and the amount it ties into with some of the world's greatest directors. This genre by no simpler of a name but, horror! Giving air to such directors as: Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, John Carpenter, and so on and so forth.

This world of movies does not just appreciate the cinematic adventures posted upon the big screen, but also the independent world that constantly stretches its boundaries and audience. With festival after festival popping up to showcase these young stars as well to appreciate the iconic figures that gave it it's start. With over a century of history and no true recognition, it proves not only to be one of the hardest working genres, but one of the most underrated genres as well. Which is not to say that there is no room for error in this genre. Many a times has horror made a less than enjoyable film to forever be lost in the catacombs of compilation DVD's without so much as a cult status.

Here I present a place where these films can truly be appreciated. This blog is a conversational spot with presented pieces to honor those who have come before us and paved the bloody road that is horror. I will throw in a review of movies of all sorts. Enjoy your time here and there will be much more to come.