FRIGHT NIGHT BABBLE

Welcome, Snarklings!

As you know, I mostly review and chat up scary movies on this frightfully awesome editorial for the Haven Gazette, but on occasion, I also like to share my views on overused clichés in horror that just kill the scare factor.

As a future scriptwriter, I realize that writers have to work extra hard if they want to avoid the usual tired old scares.

So why does the electricity always fail at some point in the film, usually right after the victims have become aware there’s a killer in the house? Ugh!

And why does every storm that blows through the town suddenly knock the power out? Lame!

Or should the extraordinary occur and the house still has lights, there’s always the inevitable burned out light bulb in the exact room the victim needs to go into. Oddly enough, flicking the switch up and down a hundred times never seems to fix it. Duh!

Peace, love, and horror flicks,

Sloane

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