The Last Great Horror Movie?

The Blair Witch Project(1999).

I rarely watch any movie from the horror genre these days yet I still enjoy the genre in other mediums, on a rare occasion. Until Dawn was an entertaining jaunt and I’ve liked some of the Resident Evil series.

One good horror movie from 1999 was The Blair Witch Project. I’ve only seen it the once and, like many others at the time, caught myself thinking that I was watching found footage at times. I hadn’t thought about the movie in many years until I read this recent article. It’s an interesting thought that The Blair Witch Project is considered as the last groundbreaking movie from the horror genre. I suppose with this movie genre being so bloated with pulp shock and gore, it’s been left to other mediums like TV and comic books to lead the way. I can’t comment on horror fiction as IT was probably the last book I read in this genre, all the way back in the late 1980’s.

Am hoping to watch my copy of It Follows soon(I’ve heard good things about it)but am curious to know if you’ve seen any outstanding horror movies recently? Do you think I should just stick to other mediums(I’ve only seen the first season of The Walking Dead)?

Hateful of hobby

I have a number of hobbies and there are times where I probably feel that the number is far too great. Yet each has its ebb and flow and I know without them I’d be a poorer person mentally. The pleasure I derive from them is also a very good safeguard and indicator of low mood.

Those hobbies that don’t fit or lose their sheen, do tend to ebb into inactivity. I find this all a healthy way to approach my leisure time(although I wish there was more of it!). I very rarely attribute negative thoughts towards any of my hobbies and have learnt to appreciate them for what they give me rather than being swept up in the politics that any big business is normally engulfed in.

To only have one passion, one sole hobby just wouldn’t suit my personality. Yet there does seem to be many of this type of persuasion. The media would normally class these folk as obsessed rather than passionate but either way is it healthy to be like this? Where do you go when that sole passion begins to be distilled by negative influences? When the joyful activity then turns to a hate-filled tirade on social media(am looking at you gamer gate), isn’t it time to reflect on what drew you to the hobby in the first place?