Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Muir on Horror Now

Author Danny Lynn writes about the condition of the horror genre in this article. He interviews a number of prominent North Carolina authors about this subject (including my friend, Scott Nicholson [They Hunger]). Here's a little snippet of what I had to say about the state of the genre in 2008:

“I’d like to see horror today becoming a little sharper; a little nastier, a little smarter, and a little more pointed. Basically, we should be seeing a whole new generation of original films like Last House on the Left or Straw Dogs...but we’re mostly getting remakes of 80s slashers that play on brand names, like Prom Night.”

Check out the entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:50 PM

    “Where is the new George Romero?” Muir asked rhetorically. “The new Wes Craven? The new Tobe Hooper?"

    That's what I've been wondering!