Monday, January 7, 2013

25 Things about BtVS - Day 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out at an interesting time in the horror genre. Joss Whedon stated that he wrote Buffy as a response to the helpless damsels in distress characters he saw in typical horror films, as he felt women needed better screen idols to look up to. Buffy debuted just a year after Scream, a film that heavily commented on the sexist representations of women in horror cinema. Sarah Michelle Gellar would appear in Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Both were penned by 90’s screenwriting wunderkind Kevin Williamson, who was also behind Dawson’s Creek.


Blondes still be dying yo
Joss is still redefining the horror genre with Cabin in the Woods. Sure, we think the dumb blonde is going to die first and chances are in spite of Buffy - she will. But why does she have to die first?

Joss knows.

I just finished listening to Four Seasons by Stephen King and am pleasantly contemplative on horror. What is it? Why do we react so viscerally? Is it so bad to be typecast as a horror buff?