MTV's Saturday Shock Block

Although "Shock Block" may not be the best term for standardized MTV fare, I just like saying it aloud. Come on now, say it with me: Shock Block! There ya go, now don't you feel better?

Getting back to the topic at hand, it would seem that MTV is ramping up cash in on some of this year's teen slasher theatrical fodder (Nightmare of Elm Street, Friday the 13th 2) with a horror film showcased every Saturday night at 10pm starting 02/27. The exciting part is that the content they've culled together for this series isn't half bad including: Land Of The Dead (2/27), The Hills Have Eyes (remake) (3/6), Slither (3/13), Deep Blue Sea (3/20) and even The House Of The Devil (3/27).

Seeing as how AMC's Fear Fridays have all but dried up into withered husks of monstrous monotony, I'm glad to see another network taking point and showing some love for the genre. The only lingering question now is why not show musical-related horror like Trick or Treat (1986) (not to be confused with Dougherty's phenomenal Trick R' Treat) or Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)?


  1. This is awesome!! And I agree with your entry entirely! It's nice to see SOMEBODY, SOMEONE OR SOME THING 'doing' something (or attempting rather) about the horror genre. We just need Joe Bob Briggs back man. Bring his ass back!! NOW!!

    I would love to take part in this 'Draw-Off' man. Definitely! Lets make it a thangiddy thang son! I shall talk to you on the phone so we can discuss details.

  1. Found this just now:

    pretty interesting stuff. thought you'd enjoy reading it. definitely explains Michael Bay's formula.

  1. Strange Kid said...:

    That article sounds interesting, definitely an intellectual perspective, figures it'd be right up your alley. :)

    As for the "Draw-Off" we'll talk more this weekend and figure out what the first topic/character will be. Get your sketching hand ready for a beat down.

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