He's Not Alone Out There. (BtVS/AtS mention) An article from Singapore about the popularity of horror in current pop culture, with a highly subjective listing of books, comics, TV shows and movies. (Note: Van Helsing takes a bit of a slagging. No spoilers.)
It's neat the genre is getting so much attention lately, but I still feel this writer, like most who do these kinds of omnibus articles, dismisses BtVS and AtS out of hand. Which is too bad. As I was reading I actually felt sorry that s/he has apparently missed out on some of the richest, most multi-layered storytelling of any TV genre. And addictive. Did I mention addictive?
Also interesting (and sad) to note that horror movies released there are "usually censored". I have to wonder, if they're cutting the horror out of horror flicks, what's left? Random scenes of people running around screaming and tripping on stuff? Sounds kind of slap-sticky. Maybe they market them as comedies instead?
May 08 2004
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