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- Being Nostalgic: A Being Human Retrospective
- 10 Worst Horror Exposition Monologues
- Clive Barker In Comics, Part 2: ‘Eclipse’ and the ‘Books Of Blood’
- Ten Normal Things That Movies Have Made Terrifying
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Ah, the golden years of horror portmanteaus may be behind us, but is there a resurgence on the horizon? With the forthcoming V/H/S and 26-segmenter, The ABC’s Of Death, suggesting there is life in the old format yet, this article over at Vulture takes a look at what makes a good horror anthology.
Last week saw the airing of the final ever episode of BBC’s Being Human. Despite a complete change in cast from its original team of Annie, George and Mitchell, it remained perfect Sunday evening viewing for most of us Brits. It was such an intriguing concept – werewolf, vampire and ghost living together and trying not to succumb to the monsters within – that the US version is now in its third season. Here, The Digital Fix looks back over the show, its villains and why it was such a success.
You watch one brutal murder, then another, then the monster appears and…we cut away to a tedious explanation about what’s happening – often needlessly – taking us out of the movie and leaving us stranded as to whether we can be arsed to return. This article from Bloody Disgusting looks at ten of the most drawn-out and ineffectual expositions in horror movies.
This article over at FearNet looks at more Eclipse’s adaptations of Barker’s work, from ‘Rawhead Rex’ to the less-than-festive Christmastime tale, ‘The Yattering And Jack’.
Imagine, if you will, standing in the shower. You hear a noise, but you’re the only person in the house. Do you call out, asking who’s there? No, of course not, that would be silly. Instead, you stand there shivering like a shitting dog thinking about a man dressed as his dead mother holding a sharp, stabby thing (or knife to those of you that went to college) because that’s what happens, at least in the films you’ve watched. This article from We Got This Covered looks at ten normal things that movies have ruined for us, including lady-parts and tricycles.