|...as we gather together|
*First off, I am MOST thankful for Marie. My writing partner is a breath of fresh air for this blog and I'm so happy to have her on board. She's intelligent, insightful, and a terrific writer! And I rarely have to edit her articles/posts at all. She keeps putting out quality work that is more than impressive for someone her age. And guess what? She's published. You're going to want to check out her recent short stories that have been featured in two separate publications. One a magazine called Sanitarium, the other a book called Phobia available on Kindle.
*Speaking of Hitch, I'm thankful for the additions to my DVD library this year that feature my fave director: Dial M for Murder, North by Northwest, Rebecca, and a new version of the aforementioned Vertigo. I already own Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, The Birds, and (of course) Psycho. I am slowly adding his films to my collection. Next up: Marnie, Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt...and who knows what else. I'm just thankful for Alfred Hitchcock in general. Cannot wait to see Anthony Hopkins portray the master in the upcoming flick: Hitchcock.
*I'm thankful for winning the Alien DVD quadrilogy from Matt House and his awesome blog Chuck Norris Ate My Baby. I've never won anything (other than money by betting the ponies) in my life, so it was an honest pleasure to win something so perfect for a horror fan!
*I'm thankful for not being punished by having to witness the likes of Chernobyl Diaries, The Apparition, Piranha 3DD, House at the End of the Street, and The Devil Inside in their theatrical run. I did however, spend 5 bucks to go see Dark Shadows, and I bought The Tall Man on DVD without renting it from Netflix first. Hey, I'm not perfect.
*In that same vein, I'm happy to report that I didn't get motion sick at Paranormal Activity 4. Because I did not go see PA4. And I honestly have no desire to do so. I guess I'm saying I'm grateful for not vomiting? Always a plus.
*Thank you, True Blood, for a great Season 5. Bill and Eric's bromance was a highlight, as was Alcide's ass. They raised the bar by bringing back Russell Edgington and by turning Tara into a vampire. Can't wait for Season 6! And while it is taking a little longer to grow on me, I'm still grateful for American Horror Story! This year's Asylum is a no-holds-barred kitchen sink of horror. What won't they do next? It's crazy and outrageous and I love it. Also worth mentioning that I am still a big fan of The Vampire Diaries. Though geared towards people half my age, the storytelling is quite enjoyable and the guys on the show are fiercely good-looking. And guess what? They have fangs and know how to use them. What a concept! It really does succeed where Twilight falters.
Personally, I think TWD is the best show on television, hands down. Seems America thinks so too.
*In closing, it seems there has been an awful lot to be thankful for as of late. Horror is alive and thriving at the highest level - and this is one fan who hopes to see the trend continue!