The above cover image was graciously donated by .jpg genius Jeremy of iZombie fame. Thanks, brother!
February is a lot of different things: It's a month for lovers and romance; It's Black History Month; And it's a month to honor women within the horror genre. That's an awful lot to pack into the shortest month of the whole year! The articles that I have assembled for this month's issue of Spatter Analysis include all of these things...and more--my favorite postings from February 2011. Now, regarding the upcoming issue: I'd like to invite all of you bloggers out there to "submit" to me your favorite article, review, etc. that you posted to your blog during the month of March for possible inclusion. Or your favorite post from someone else's blog. The point is, I'm lazy and I'm busy (which is a very difficult combination), and there are way more excellent blogs out there than I have the time to read, and I know there are tons of great articles that simply haven't shown up on my radar. Well, no more! Simply e-mail a link to the article in question to JonnyxMetro[AT]Hotmail[DOT]com, with the subject line "Spatter Analysis Submission", and I'll be sure to give it a look-see. Midnite Media, people...making dreams come true! ;-)
NOTE: None of the articles below are hosted on my blog, and the authors retain sole ownership. The links are provided here without explicit permission in many cases, because, as far as I know, linking with proper attribution does not go against proper blogger etiquette. Consider this the Midnite Media equivalent of an award, only rather than be awarded for your blog overall, it's for a specific post. You know what that means, don't you? More chances to win! Anywho, if for whatever reason you would like the link to your post removed, just let me know and it will be removed faster than foreskin at a bris.
Table of Contents
Swan Dive: Is Black Swan truly a horror film, or just a non-horror film that the horror community has claimed for its own? CRWM from And Now The Screaming Starts aims to find out.
Shock Waves - Fuzzy Bubble Of Indifference Alert: Andre from The Horror Digest watches the infamous Nazi zombie film in A.D.D.-sized bites. And then reviews it. Sort of.
A New Perspective On Friday The 13th - A New Beginning: Chuck, of Mike and Chuck's Blog of the Dead, changes his view on a much maligned entry in the long-running franchise.
Love Will Tear Us Apart: Stephen C. Jilks of Red Weed examines werewolf films in general, and 1961's Curse of the Werewolf in particular, in this masterful write-up.
Abby and Sugar Hill - The Women of Blaxploitation Horror: T.L. Bugg of The Lightning Bug's Lair can't decide between Women in Horror Month or Black History Month...so he doesn't.
20 Underrated Horror Films That You Should Definitely See: Dead Derrick of Dead Derrick's Reviews attempts to shed a little light on some shadowy genre gems.
For Fuck's Sake - A Look Back At Torture Porn: The Dive Mistress from Zombots! examines the questionable cultural hitory of the torture porn genre.
23 Of The Oddest and Strangest Monsters From Filmland: Francisco from The Film Connoisseur counts down some of the ookiest, gooiest creatures the silver screen has ever seen.
23 MORE Oddities and Strange Creatures From Filmland: Ditto.
Stephen King's Ladies: The Girl Who Loves Horror celebrates Women in Horror Month by examining some of her favorite King's Queens--specifically from those tales that have not been made into films.
Dell/Abyss Books - The Paperback Covers: Will Errickson of Too Much Horror Fiction examines this important but fallen line of paperback originals.
Horror at the Oscars: Horrorwood Doll, of Dreadful Dreary, takes us on a chronological journey through the history of award-winning (and award-nominated) creepers.
Gross-Out Toys of the '80s - Garbage Pail Kids: The Wizard of Vestron revisits a peculiar breed of baby, the defective kin of the Cabbage Patch Kids.
Tura Satana - Actress!: The Sleaze-A-Saurus from Sleaze Blender offers up a brief but fascinating account of the life of the exploitation bombshell.