Hence, I think my viewing of Daybreakers may be postponed until next week on my day off work. Unless Sunday happens to shape up.
Can I please mention how amazed, gratified, humbled and truly thankful I am to all my friends out there in horror blogosphere-land? This week awards have been flying all over our sites and I, for one, didn't really expect to be so blessed. So thanks one last time to everyone who nominated me for an award, as well as all who follow me and click my links. (Sounds dirty, no?)
2009 was a revelation for me, meeting all my fine fellow bloggers out there, first just through the back and forth linking that we do, through the Ms. Horror Blogosphere (where I met twenty other female bloggers who share my passion!), and also through both Facebook and Twitter. I never thought I'd tweet much when I joined Twitter, but with all the horror fans out there and on there, I've never been lonely - so thanks.
And a separate thanks to B-Sol of The Vault of Horror - he knows how indebted I am (but he'll say I'm not!) to him for all the blog exposure for FWF. He's so kind, a truly nice guy - and you know there jusy aren't enough of them to go around anymore. And shit, that man knows his horror.
Now, I just have to say this. I am flat-out worried about this re-do of Let The Right One In.
Catch my drift? Is there a petition or something we can sign? Gah!
And the name is just dumb. Let Me In. WTF? Sounds like a movie about a disgruntled parent attempting to talk to their teenager who has holed up in their room and locked the door.
I suppose they were trying to keep it similar, but that's like calling a remake of Pride and Prejudice - Dignity and Discrimination.
It's just dumb. I hope they fail miserably. Not that I'm hostile or anything.
So...what's on the agenda for FWF?
Well, I'm planning a month-long homage to women in horror in February to celebrate "Women In Horror" month. But it won't be what you think. Instead of tributes to people like Jamie Lee Curtis or Sarah Langan, I'll be focusing on villains. Because let's face it, if we didn't have female villains sometimes, we'd have missed out on some of the greatest characters in horror. Carrie, Annie Wilkes, and of course, Mrs. Voorhees are on the slate, along with a few you may have forgotten. And the women who portray these antiheroes do such a convincing, impressive job that I had to give them kudos.
Wait for it....
Mindless Movie Monday is where I pick a movie that I feel you just need to check your brain at the door to watch it. Sometimes I'll actually like the film (case in point: Hell Night) - sometimes I'll steer you clear before you waste your time like I did (as in Summer Moon).
I'm working on a few other regular (or at least semi-regular) features, including one where I will do book reviews - mostly wrap ups of recent paranormal fiction I've read.
Now, I realize this might not be of interest to all you hard-core horror guys and gals - but after reading nothing but mainstream nasty horror for the last twenty years or so, I've relaxed a bit and been able to truly enjoy some great paranormal and urban fantasy fiction. Sometimes it's actually nice when things work out in the end and everyone isn't dead. Well, except the vampires of course, which is fine by me.
You guys like True Blood, right? Then I'm sure most of you know they came from source novels by Charlaine Harris... so without her and others of her kind, the world would be a Sookie-less disappointment.
Don't worry - I'll throw in a 'Heart-Shaped Box' or 'The Strain' occasionally. But last year I read eighty books, none of which I reviewed here because I didn't think them 'horrifying' enough.
In the end though, it's my blog, so you'll have to deal;)
Perhaps you might even find something that arouses your curiosity in the genre. Or just arouses you, whatever!
Here's the link: Web Ring of Horror.
Go there now!