With the Academy Awards rapidly approaching, there has been an influx of blog postings about horror movies and their lack of representation at the Oscars. Most of the postings rehashed the fact that Hollywood considers the genre the deformed and psychotic stepchild who is locked in the basement, so there was no need to post anything that beats a dead zombie. However, I did come across The Scary Future of the Hollywood Horror Films which nicely sums up the poor showing the industry had in 2014 and how technology and the aging of the fans may change the nature of horror films in the years to come.
And while we're on the subject of horror movie trends, be sure to check out John Squires' Lay Off the Nostalgia, Horror Fans; It's Okay To Like New Movies Too. John makes a very good case for not disliking re-imaged horror films because of a false sense of nostalgia (which I admit, I'm guilty of on occasion).
You have to be among the living dead not to know that The Walking Dead is returning to AMC this weekend. If you want to make the experience more enjoyable, play Zombie Bingo while watching. [NOTE: This also makes an epic, if not mind-killing, drinking game.]