Worlds of Words
Monday, January 28, 2013
Well, the new Fox X-Files type of FBI related horror/terror/suspense mind candy has its second episode tonight. “The Following” has great promise. It could be a hard core program... with great actors in the leads. But, I hate the hero with the heart problem issue caveat. To limit the hero to a secondary action status by having young, strong, obsessed serial killers on the loose -- and Kevin Bacon’s character has to practically chase them down, with a horribly damaged heart -- what the hell?
I hope the show’s writers are up to the task.
The writers of Lost become so full of themselves that they thought they could continue to screw with the minds of their audience without giving any sane answers. We still hate them for their nonsense!
Recently, the show Alcatraz, was cut after one season. That show had great promise. The producers/writers decided to dress one of the hottest young actresses around, Sarah Jones, in men’s clothing… making her look like a butch lesbian. They also cut her hair. I tuned in to the show first because of her, then the premise! And I was completely shock in my disappointment over what they did to her.
So, I’m just saying this… sometimes these producers appear to not think in the long term. There has to be something to keep the fans coming back for more. If you put a hot chick actress in the lead of your television, you had damn well better use her assets!
The Hunger Games -- bleak as can be. Jennifer Lawrence, the hottest young actress on the planet -- looks and acting ability. The movie made her hot, without ever making that aspect of the plot gratuitous. Use the actors like they should be used.
And back to Kevin Bacon’s character’s heart problem. I see big trouble after these next 12 or 13 episodes unless these writers are on their game. They better figure out a way to make Kevin Bacon an integral part of the action, without making us tire of the broken heart conceit!
I’m watching tonight. I’m watching closely…
Friday, January 25, 2013
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Marvel Comics has released The Man-Thing Omnibus, a $78.00 tome that is is big as a small car. The Man-Thing is the Marvel comic book answer to the DC comic book, the Swamp Thing. Unlike the intelligent Swamp Thing, the Man-Thing is a near mindless hulking creature that is attracted to the emotions of people. The stronger the emotions, the stronger the attraction which draws the creature to the emotion. Bad things happen to people who have outrageous emotions of hatred. And if you have fear in your heart at the sight of The Man-Thing... Then whoever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing's touch.
Imagine you are an evil dude! This creature appears. You fight it, but you don't have a chance because of its strength and size. So you began to fear it. The creatures reacts to the fear by grabbing hold of you. An incredible reaction begins to happen at its touch... you begin to burn where it grabs you. You cannot escape, and your growing fear causes... your painful expiration in a chemical reaction of burning death at the touch of The Man-Thing!
This series has great art and some very good Steve Gerber stories. But, my God in whatever heaven you believe in... these are some goddamn expensive books.
Actually, Amazon.com reduces the price from the fish bone choking price of $125.00! So, if you can afford it... good for you. You won't be sorry you are reading these horror tales.
Oh and lets not twist the facts here... Man-Thing is no Swamp Thing as far as the stories go! The very long Alan Moore writing assignment on Swamp Thing lifts this book up into the atmosphere with Watchmen, Sandman, Animal Man, John Constantine, Preacher, Bone and The Walking Dead... and a few other top of the line comics. The Swamp Thing story, Anatomy Lesson, is pure Alan Moore genius!
But... The Man-Thing is still a very, very interesting concept!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
As a fan of most things horror story related, I follow the horror from here to there. I've been writing horror tales for decades -- frightful tales of vampires, things, monsters, creatures and stories of the most dangerous entities of them all... the dreaded HUMAN.
I published two horror short story collections in 2012. All of my work is available on Kindle and on paper. You can visit me on Google, or go to my horror at http://www.thehorrorwalkerworld.blogspot.com to find information on the hundreds of short horror tales I write every year.
I also published two mainstream book collections of my more political short story work. Check me out at http://thearjayuniverse.blogspot.com. One book s expands my Vetting America blog and the other is an exploration of race relations... the good and the bad.
The work I produce every day takes up all of my hours. I write, therefore I exist... to write more horror stories for you, dear reader. I have examples of my writing all over the place. When you enter my Worlds of Words, you will see what I mean.
If you like what you see... a little support will be greatly appreciated. By my books, contact me and I will give you back the love... and the HORROR.