The Idgit of the Day

It’s something you see quite often, and it always strikes me as sad. Why do so many movie critics, people whose job it is to watch and appraise movies, hate movies? Surely they could have gotten jobs doing something else. And then you have the ones who just want attention. They claim to speak for the geek community but then make ludicrous and incendiary comments just to garner some momentary notice. That may be even sadder.

Here’s a perfect example of both, someone who has decided what Horror franchises need to “die”. Based on what criteria? An irreparably flawed opinion, resting upon the foundation of a rather desperate attempt at stirring up some controversy? The post mentions a few franchises that, yes, I’ll be honest, I’ve wondered myself why they are still around. (How overdone is RESIDENT EVIL at this point? And PARANORMAL ACTIVITY?) But the post then goes on to lambast THE CONJURING, HALLOWEEN, and FRIDAY THE 13th. (Regarding the last, the article had this to say: “…once the filmmakers decided to send him to space in ‘Jason X,’ most fans agreed it was time for Jason to retire.” Um, what fans would those be? The legions currently champing at the bit, waiting for the legal mess to get resolved so they can see Jason onscreen again? Those fans? Maybe you shouldn’t claim to speak for Horror marks if you don’t actually know any of them. Just an idea.)

Realizing that we have kids who frequent this site, I made the decision some time ago not to use bad language. Thus I am depriving myself of the most succinct and appropriate response to these ramblings, a simple two word statement with the first letter of the first word being “f” and the last word being “you”. But yeah, there might be kids reading this, and it wouldn’t be very nice of me, anyway, to respond thusly. It would be honest, but not very nice. So I will abstain.

Franchises don’t need to die. Pretentious and disinterested critics do. (Figuratively, of course.)

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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