The Week in Classic Horror: March 14 - 20, 2009
I'm trying something new this week that will hopefully become a regular feature. Too often I read some really interesting blog post or news snippet and think to myself, "Gosh, the readers at Classic-Horror would dig this," only to be waylaid by the follow-up, "Yeah, but think of all the text regurgitation you'll have to do just to make it a proper news story." The actual news copy is the part I struggle with the most, so instead, I'm doing a weekly round-up of links to posts that I find noteworthy.
Voting on the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards ends March 21st. Get your votes in now. And, er, write-in Classic-Horror.com for Best Website, whydontcha?
Also, apparently the Sci-Fi Channel is changing its name to SyFy. Good luck with that guys. Really.
Blogs / Commentary:
A guardian.co.uk article discusses sequels that improve on their predecessors. Among their picks are three horror franchises.
The Vault of Horror is taking a tour of Showa-era Godzilla movies, starting with the original Gojira and continuing through several of the sequels. Now's as good a time as any to note that Classic-Horror.com will be teaming up with The Sci-Fi Block to do a kaiju-sized Godzilla review event in May.
Peter Hall over at Horror's Not Dead has a great suggestion for the DVD release of Dennis Illadis's Last House on the Left remake.
Arbogast presents another edition of Get Your Kill Face On.
Over at my informal movie blog, The Great Unwatched, I meditate on my first viewing of the 1932 version of The Most Dangerous Game.