We are already now past the first week of 2022 and not only have we lost the likes of filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich,Oscar winner Sidney Poitier,and Critical Condition’s editor/writer Fred Adelman(I know…nine year ago a handful of cretins attempted to fake his death[while he was in the hospital with Leukemia],but a few days ago he had a fatal heart attack that he unfortunately didn’t survive),David Lee Roth spent the last two weeks cancelling all of his Las Vegas dates at the House Of Blues for New Years,and all of both January and February with no plans to re-schedule those shows due to the current rampage that both COVID-19 and (mainly)Omicron has undertaken to threaten to once again shut down the entire world. While word had it that one of Diamond Dave’s band members caught COVID-19,I’m just hoping that Dave is in 150 % good health and that he didn’t catch Covid,as it is bad enough that The Classic metal Show’s Chris Akin and Wendell Neely discussed the possibility that Dave might be in severely bad health and that he is in his last years on Earth as I(and everyone) strongly hope that Dave is still going to be with us for the next several years,as well as does a special concert(or two) that reunites him with his late 80s Eat ‘Em And Smile and Skyscraper line-up as that would be something very special to us all(including Dave).
And this coming week is also the release of the new SCREAM sequel,which is technically Part 5 and I just have no interest in seeing it no matter how many endless rave reviews it is receiving as four SCREAM films were enough for me as I no longer bother with Fangoria and All of the horror/genre news sites and magazines since I don’t have any time to spend on any one of them and it is all nothing but mindless kissing up(and brownnosing) to the majority of these modern films,modern performers(both actors and actresses),and modern filmmakers as I boldly refuse to play the fanboy/geek game of mindlessly worshipping new releases and newer horror/genre films of the last 20 to 25 years as many of them aren’t entertaining and the few that are get sadly ignored by the genre media press,as I find it bizarre that the new SCREAM’s tagline is “It Is Always Someone You Know”,a tagline that is extremely dangerous to mention in the Harry Knowles era of Spoilers/Anti-Spoilers as I fully know how angry and violent the tools in the Anti-Spoilers crowd get,to the point of both feeling the urge to kill and/or beat up anyone that drops the most mild and tiny Spoiler and boldly refuse to even watch a movie trailer(feeling that displaying what the film is about is Spoilers dropping) which is downright stupid as there are video companies that make businesses out of movie trailers compilations. For all we know,maybe the new SCREAM’s killer is going to turn out to be SCARY MOVIE’s Officer Doofy,or maybe not. Maybe it’s going to turn out to be the Liberty Mutual commercials’ Doug and Emu The Ostrich(as the new SCREAM’s new multiple killers),or maybe even not. Well,so much for everyone that yearns to want to continue the days of the late 90s and the 2000s era of modern horror/genre cinema….
I’ll just wisely leave it right here. Until next time…
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— Steven M. https://letterboxd.com/stevenmillan/