Thursday, March 24, 2011
March Is Evil And Such
So you've probably noticed that my posts have been fairly slim this month. Chalk it up to my corporate day job. It can be a drag sometimes but I love it.
Anyways, I thought I'd get a discussion going seeing as how I've had little time to put a serious dent in my screener pile. The wife and I caught the recent Best In Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Times show on ABC this past Sunday. In it, they counted down the top 5 movies (by genre) based on America's votes (allegedly). They also had some stupid top fives like Best Kiss and other stuff normally reserved for the MTV Movie Awards.
Anyways part deux, they kind of teased you with snippets leading you to think there was going to be a list of top 5 horror films. Instead, it was labeled as best Thriller/Suspense with the likes of Silence of The Lambs and Jaws sharing space alongside Pulp Fiction. WTF? Seriously. This aversion to labeling anything horror needs to stop. Arguably, the genre has never been more popular. Why does it continue to be a black sheep? Shit, if metal has it's own category at the Grammy's, why the hell can't horror be acknowledged?
Did you check out the show and what are your thoughts?
Cortez the Killer