More Comic Flicks Coming

by Paul William Tenny

A number of pundits and even indy studios have been wondering if we're in the midst of a horror-genre overload this year, while the audience is telling them as plainly as possible, practically asking if they need to spell it for them and go really so, that there will never be such a thing as real horror overload. They are simply sick of torture porn, and the way it taints everything around it.

Now I can't help but wonder if the false start on horror overload might actually be true, yet unrealized, for comic adaptations. They are they hot property over the last few years, and there's definitely no shortage of old comics to dig out of the garbage for source material. Please understand, I'm not saying comics in general are garbage, it's simply my application of Sturgeon's law. If Hollywood adapts 20 comics this year, 18 of them will suck. That's just the way it is. Maybe what we need at this point is to move away from the superhero comics and into the dark horror sub-genre. Supposedly, Tales From the Crypt type properties are changing hands behind the scenes as opportunists in the business buy up old properties with the sole intention of adapting them into films to catch this train before it crashes and burns.

Since I was mostly no born during this period, I've no knowledge whatsoever of properties called Creepy and Eerie, but they sound like a terrifically suited to each other, even if I don't know what the hell they are all about.

The deal in Variety promises nothing and neither of these lines have a production setup, but the machine is in motion so we'll see what happens.


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