November 14, 2012

Taking a break

Don't worry, I'm not giving up.

I've just reached another point where the sheer number of non-horror movies that I want to watch is outweighing my horror movie addiction. It happens from time to time. I need to throw some more ordinary dramas into my DVD player, stuff my face with fish and chips, and take a break from all this death.

I'll still be around on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and various other places, but I don't really have anything interesting to write about on here right now.

Let's be honest, it wouldn't matter if I was to review every horror movie under the sun for the rest of my life. My blog is never going to amount to anything, and I'm not going to become rich or famous from it. It's only one of my many online hobbies anyway.

Sometimes I wish that I'd chosen a different subject to write about. There are thousands of movie review sites which are all better written than mine, have more pictures for people to steal, and are promoted to the hilt by the cliques they have attracted. I don't have the time, inclination or financial resources to compete with any of them.

I've become very disillusioned by seeing all the self-deprecating skanks with no movie knowledge who get millions of followers just because they have a few nice photoshoots of themselves to repeatedly post ad nauseum, but such is life. The pretty girls (and boys) who have no need to try will have their couple of years in the limelight until their looks fade or their audience grows up while the "old men of horror" keep on flogging a dead horse. None of it matters in the great scheme of things. "All these moments will be lost in time... like tears in the rain," as Rutger Hauer once said.

The big question is whether or not I'll return to "Dr Blood's Video Vault" or start a new blog. I've just bought another 50 horror movies so the chances are good that I'll have to write about them eventually. It's what I do.

I'm hoping to be back with a review of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2", but I can't say for sure. I might wait until the DVD comes out. If I'm not back sooner, I hope you have a great Turkey Day, a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

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