genre disasters

If you watch a lot of horror movies (and if you’re reading this, of course you do) then you’re probably aware that the majority of films made in our beloved genre are utter, irredeemable crap. That’s the nature of the genre. Horror is the refuge of first-time filmmakers with little to no idea as to how to make a movie as well as major studios who want big returns on a relatively small investment. I’m not normally a big fan of “so bad they’re good” movies – the older I get, the more accurate this Onion headline becomes. When I’d only seen a handful of campy, bad movies they seemed like fun. After 20 years of being an avid horror fan I’d much rather watch something that I actually enjoy.