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Mini-Rant: Horror and the Oscars

Posted in Random Rants with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by Julianne

Before I get underway on this mini-rant, let me make something perfectly clear.  Twilight is NOT, I repeat NOT a horror film.  I’m frankly not convinced that Edward is in fact a vampire and not just suffering from the disease called “horrible-douchy-emoism”.  Regardless, when people sparkle in a movie and nothing actually scary happens, it is absolutely NOT a horror film. Continue reading

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Mini-Rant: VAMPIRES

Posted in Random Rants with tags , on December 4, 2009 by Julianne

I love vampires.  Love them.  Think they are one of the cooler horror monsters. I love the idea of their origins – the whole twisted interplay of sexuality and fluids exchanging.  I love their ambiguity – and yes, I do think they are often remarkably ambiguous characters.  Sure, there are purely evil vampires. However, many seem to just want to exist.  Their existence, unfortunately, consists of them having to consume human blood which makes their relationship with humans, by its very nature, a bit antagonistic.  But, other than that, they’re not out there to kill everyone in sight.  I like when villains and monsters are so clear-cut.  It makes life interesting.  They’re these amazing liminal characters that can fit into so many allegories and walks of life and…just…great great stories. Continue reading