It’s been so long! I sure missed you!
The truth is, I haven’t had much to write about lately because a lot of the horror I’ve been watching…well…sucked. To put it mildly.
I considered writing about the general suckitude (that’s definitely a word; don’t look it up), but decided against it. I’m trying to cultivate a mostly-positive tone on this site, because the internet is a hellscape full of haters and I don’t want to be one of them. At least, not most of the time. (If you want to see what I’ve been hating, you can still find out in my instagram story highlights. I’m not a saint, ok?)
Anyway, this dearth of awesome scares left me with precious little to write about. But never fear: the drought has ended. I have some stuff I’m excited to share coming up in the next couple weeks. And soon I’ll be embarking on a Halloween Scare-A-Thon of the scariest scares I can get my eyes on: prepare your body and mind.
To tide you over until that blessed time, I want to again draw your attention to a film I recommended in my last digest: WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR (2020) written and directed by Jane Schoenbrun.
In my previous discussion of this film I was bemoaning the fact that WORLD’S FAIR hadn’t been picked up for distribution, but all that is in the past! It will be released in theatres in early 2022, and will also be available to stream (at some point) on HBO Max. So mark your calendars, folks, because this movie is worth getting excited for.
WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR follows isolated teen Casey (Anna Cobb) as she loses track of the line between fantasy and reality while participating in an online horror RPG. She develops a relationship of sorts with JLB (Michael J. Rogers), an adult man. It’s a sweet, anxious, unnerving journey into isolation and internet creepypastas, and I may be doomed to ponder it morosely for the rest of time.
And you should, too! Then tell me all about it.