Wednesday, August 29, 2007
These days it is very convenient and easy to watch one of your favorite horror classics, We have VHS and DVD's always at the ready for us. But back in the day, if it wasn't scheduled to be on TV or showing at a local theater your only other course of action was maybe playing a 8mm version on your movie projector. Seems like that would be a real bummer, but I'm not so sure of that. Having things so readily available seems to take away the fun and the anticipation, unlike staying up late for that special surprise you've waited all week for. I seem to find myself more likely to watch a horror flick when it is on TV then pop in one of my tapes or DVD's. I don't know why, it just seems better that way. Unfortunately the frequency these movies are on the tube is getting to be less and less, even around Halloween we are starting to see more of the Jason, Freddie and Michael Myers type movies instead. The SciFi channel was fairly generous when it first started and was showing on a frequent basis a good Dracula or Frankenstein clip, but my how things change. The new generations seem to like the have it now and must be as gory as possible mentality. But give me a black and white television with some fog and howling wolves and I am good to go. Lon Chaney, wherefore art thou?