My fellow horror bloggers from the League of Tana Tea Drinkers have an excellent roundtable exploration of evil children in horror up at BlogCritics. Jump in and join the discussion.
Fathers figured heavily into the blogging week as Father’s Day was celebrated. Comic-themed Horrors of It All paid special tribute to Dads everywhere with a look back at artist Bernie Wrightson’s comic version of the Creepshow vignette "Father’s Day" from the July 1982 graphic novel adaptation of the pre-code horror-inspired George Romero-directed, Stephen King-penned film. Hosts Unkle Lancifer and Aunt John over at Kindertrauma presented their picks for Trauma-daddies, stamping those father figures in horror with seals of approval or disapproval. Finally, Carnaki over at The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire posted a poignant Father’s Day tribute to his own Dad and shared some thoughts on responsible fatherhood, proving that sometimes it’s not all about the horror.
Speaking of critics, they haven’t been kind to M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, which I weighed in myself on this past Sunday. Check out some of the other LOTT D reviews at Horror’s Not Dead and Vault of Horror.
Some other highlights from the horror blogging community that caught my eye:
- LOTT D newbie Jeff over at Dinner with Max Jenke has an excellent retrospective on special effects great Tom Burman, while numerous blogs paid tribute to legendary special effects pioneer Stan Winston who passed away on June 15th from multiple myeloma at the age of 62.
- Kindertrauma also celebrated Friday the 13th by posting some cool artwork by artist Jim Horwat that was inspired by the iconic film franchise.
- Board Tenebrous Kate’s Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire blog for an oddly titillating look at sexualized nuns as depicted in the works of surrealist painter Clovis Trouille. Check it out – but be prepared for a healthy dose of Catholic remorse for doing so afterward!
- At TheoFantastique, John Moorehead pondered the connection between religion and horror.
- Kim Paffenroth at Gospel of the Living Dead celebrates the first blurb for his forthcoming Dying to Live 2: Life Sentence tome from fellow zombie scribe Dave Wellington of the Monster Island/Nation/Planet series.
- Groovy Age of Horror continues its insightful discussion on supernatural horror.