Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Hollywood Is Dead!

Hollywood has always relied on the Horror fan to keep them going, with it's abundance of spin-off comics, merchandise, Many versions of the film itself being released with added feature's each time. For years we have put up with it, Hell I even buy the comics and merchandise myself, BUT first there has to be a film for all this to happen.....And that's the problem.

Hollywood has brought us many great Horror film's over the years, catering for many fans of the many sub-genres, but it seems Hollywood has dried up with original ideas. My evidence for this is the amount of remakes & prequels over the last few years and there's still more to come. I understand that remakes play their part in the film industry, with licensing rights and so on, but never in the history of film has there been so many in such a short time. Horror fans are the most dedicated fans I have ever met, yet it feels that Hollywood has cast us aside and aren't worried about the backlash because they know if they remake a popular Horror film that its a guaranteed money maker.

If there are people out there like me who are sick of the way things are going then there's only one way to send a message to Hollywood, DON'T GO TO WATCH THEM! Hit them where it hurts, in the wallet, and maybe they'll take notice. I for one think Hollywood hasn't produced a great Horror film for many year's, I look more to the low-budget indie end, Its full of fantastic, original idea's and Hollywood should take note. Don't forget a-lot of Horror film's considered "classics" today were low budget, such as, Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween & more. Hollywood has turned it's back on us.... I suggest you do the same.


  1. HW is only good for cookie cutter films. Indie is the way to go. They don't have the studio to boss them around and they can make what they want.

  2. Agreed Clayton! Studio bosses getting involved in the film process is a nail in the coffin

  3. It is amazing way to work too. Totally free. The only bosses I have are my crew and they put their thoughts in about the project and filming process. It can make a stronger film, but no one is forced to do anything. I personally don't understand how HW people can stand to work in the HW way.

  4. Sounds good, hope it all works out for you :)