Well I did!
I thought it would be really funny to just make that the entire post, but I guess I’ll finish the post instead. For those of you who are unaware to what Bloody Disgusting is, it’s a horror movie news/review/interview website. I’ve been reading it for a few years now, and one of the biggest reasons I support what they do, whether I agree with their opinions or not, is that they’ve become more than just a place on the internet to talk shit. Sure, throughout its community, there’s plenty of shit talking, but as far as the writers/editors/contributors go, there’s more going on than just typing on a keyboard. A couple of years ago, my pal JD told me that there was a movie being released in theaters called “YellowBrickRoad”, but that it was only playing for one night. After some research, I found out that this movie was a really low budget film that was being promoted by Bloody Disgusting. I don’t know all the details of how this deal happened, but over the coming months, there would be a different movie being released in AMC theaters for exclusive engagements, and Bloody Disgusting was selecting the film each month. Pretty cool that a website was able to make something like this happen for independent horror films, whether they were good films or not. If this wasn’t enough, some of the people behind Bloody Disgusting even started using their site to network with filmmakers and were even able to get a movie filmed, as opposed to just helping distribute it. That film was V/H/S. I know I’m just kind of paraphrasing and simplifying things, but the point is that instead of just commenting on the current horror film industry, they’re actively taking part in creating things, which I think is pretty cool.
Wanting to get my name and work out there more, I got in touch with one of the editors and pitched an idea of a series of articles I was interested in posting for them. He liked the idea, and liked enough of my work, that I was able to start writing a series about movies that are generally pretty awful, but might have one redeeming thing about it. The title of the series is, as you can imagine, “Good Scenes in Bad Movies”. Pretty great, right?! Most of the movies covered are what you might consider traditionally bad, in that they have bad actors/directors/writers/plot/special effects/etc., but they have one really creative effect/creepy sequence or something else to make that one scene worth watching. One thing trend I’ve noticed is how vocal people are about how much they disagree with me. I’m totally okay with that, in fact, I kind of enjoy making people cranky for saying a movie they like sucks. I’ve just found it interesting that so many movies that I’ve talked to countless people with about how badly they are, there are still people who come forward to defend it. I look forward to making more people cranky in the future, so make sure you check out the articles I’ve already written! And if you have ideas for movies that I should cover, make sure to comment/tweet/email me!
House of Wax (2005)
Ghost Ship (2002)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
The Beacon (2009)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
I enjoy reading your articles but the best part is always the comments. There always that one (or dozen) guy(s) trying to rip you head off, and you generally hold your own very well. Great to see you writing for Bloody Disgusting.
Haha that’s probably the hardest part about writing for them. Since this is my own site, I feel comfortable saying anything I want to anyone who sounds like an idiot, but with someone else’s site, I try to be a little more diplomatic. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t TONS of morons that comment on those posts with AWFUL taste. Glad you enjoy the banter!
Good stuff man. Love Bloody Disgusting, read it a lot. 🙂
Thanks for checking it out!