so xkcd noticed us...
Its an amusing strip, and the writer is entitled to his opinions, but I would argue that some people do like being scared....under controlled conditions.so xkcd noticed us...
I thought it was better than Butcher's Block, if only because it didn't meander so much or promise to do more than it could deliver. But there wasn't a lot to it. The basic premise could have gone all sorts of disturbing directions, but it wound up being a glorified splatter show. Decent acting and directing though, for what it was.I assume most of you might already know, but if not the most recent season of Channel Zero: Dream Door has been released all in one week over the six nights leading to halloween. I just finished binging it and my response is a resounding...mleh.
and then there's jorg buttgereit who simply afflicts everyoneThe most interesting reason, that we had in the prior thread, was this idea of horror as comforting by saying its okay to be scared of the things you are, and to scare the comfortable who aren't scared of that. To put it another way, to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, which I think some horror movies do really well.
Got to be honest, I haaated Butcher's Block. A lot of that was disapointment, because while I felt Candle Cove was decent, I quite liked No End House and I saw Butcher's Block as a sharp reversal in trajectory.I guess I'm the odd man out in that I liked Butcher Block the best.
I personally felt that Candle Cove was the weakest, if only because I felt the explanation for where Candle Cove came from was kind of weak.
Oh I get that.Got to be honest, I haaated Butcher's Block. A lot of that was disapointment, because while I felt Candle Cove was decent, I quite liked No End House and I saw Butcher's Block as a sharp reversal in trajectory.
I just felt like it was uninspired and really basic horror of murder and cannibalism (with some terrible-looking fake body part meals) which doesn't work well with the longer-term pace of a TV series and it didn't really engage with it's more interesting bits of subtext. It especially didn't work well as creepypasta, but it wasn't great conventional horror either.
I got extra disappointed afterwards when I read the Search and Rescue stories it was based on, because not only were they some of the best creepypasta I've run into, they've got a lot more potential for a TV-style plot than just about anything and a built-in way to have characters engage with the mystery and escape/avoid rather than defeat it in order to get a good ending. So it also felt like a huge waste of what should have been it's best season, especially since the plots share practically no common elements.