Archive for October, 2010
“The Lurch” … a dance craze which should really return.
Horror has had a weak autumn at the box office. All of the releases in the genre have drastically underperformed. And some worried that Paranormal Activity 2 would fall this trend. Not so. The film not only performed, it broke records, landing the highest weekend gross for a supernatural horror film, nabbing a total of $40.7 million!
This suggests that the hunger for horror hasn’t abated. Just shifted. And that current audiences prefer a more zeitgeist-y, relevant horror that the studios were offering … till now. It will be interesting to see how SAW 3D performs when it opens this (Halloween!) weekend.
Or have they just lost their collective minds? Despite the cancel worthy ratings of “Chuck” and new shows “Chase”, and “Undercovers”, the network has given them all additional orders. “Chuck” and “Chase” have gotten full series orders, and “Undercovers” has gotten an additional script order.
Some have suggested this is based on a dislike of their mid-season replacement shows. Or, with the change of management, they simply don’t want to justify any shows currently in development chosen by the previous programming team. Or, maybe, it is just the desperation or madness suggested above. But, however you slice it, it’s an odd move.
“Earth One” is a new series of graphic novels from DC Comics, imagining what the company’s classic heroes would be like if they were introduced for the first time today. This series of graphic novels begins with Superman: Earth One written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Shane Davis. It hits bookstores on 10/27/10.
A five-page preview follows after the jump …