• Serialized Horror and Movie Sagas

    Freddy’s Nigthmares Season 2 Episode 18 “Funhouse”

    Who didn’t feel either repulsion, apprehension, or fear when watching an H.R. Giger illustration or sculpture, or a Francis Bacon painting? Who doesn’t feel their toes writhing with unease and shock, when seeing gruesome scenes of torture, hurt, mutilation and gore in horror movies?

    Sometimes the bathos of the atrocious can gratify aesthetic needs.

    Many seem to forget that horror feeds on art, and there have been horror paintings even from before horror-oriented, and dark photography and horror cinema did exist.

    Many pieces of antique horror imagery are in the public domain and are available not just to enjoy them but also to use them. In any way that one deems necessary, even commercially.

    Horror paintings series mustn’t go unnoticed. While not as accessible as the other three types of horror items in this section, they are food for thought and material for conversation and discussion.

    “Horror series can make our stay
    in the horror world of our choice
    become something immersive.”
    Bholenath Valsan

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    Horror movie sequels that continue the story of the original are a very controversial and polarizing topic. I haven’t seen horror fans as concerned, alarmed, or vitriolic in any other subject of conversation about movies as in this one.

    One of the arguments is that horror properties lose their value when they get sequels.

    This is highly debatable, but in the end, movies are art, and art is subjective. I think there’s nothing as fallen as not liking something and needing to knock it down, to take the disgust off your back; like I’ve seen many grumpy old trolls do.

    Sadly enough, film horror series are prime targets for that kind of attitude.

    Horror movies have, for more than two generations, become serialized content, not unlike television horror series.

    Some of the franchises have dozens of sequels (like, for instance, the Amityville saga) and they didn’t need to resort to making remakes of the originals to stay alive.

    There are many variables by which a saga of movies can be judged and many different points of view from which one can interpret a  movies’ saga sharing the same themes, topics, and stories. To name a few just off the top of my head:

    • Quantity of items
    • Quality of items as related to each other
    • The length of the movie series, was it for art or for money?
    • Sequels true to Original?
    • Sequels are for the sake of story or just a cash-grab?
    • Grade of intertextuality of one movie with the others
    • If I start by the first and watch all of them one after another, does it feel like a grand narrative?

    Horror Art Series

    horror sculpture alien HR Giger

    Who didn’t feel either repulsion, apprehension, or fear when watching an H.R. Giger illustration or sculpture, or a Francis Bacon painting? Who doesn’t feel their toes writhing with unease and shock, when seeing gruesome scenes of torture, hurt, mutilation and gore in horror movies?

    Sometimes the bathos of the atrocious can gratify aesthetic needs.

    Many seem to forget that horror feeds on art, and there have been horror paintings even from before horror-oriented, and dark photography and horror cinema did exist.

    Many pieces of antique horror imagery are in the public domain and are available not just to enjoy them but also to use them. In any way that one deems necessary, even commercially.

    Horror paintings series mustn’t go unnoticed. While not as accessible as the other three types of horror items in this section, they are food for thought and material for conversation and discussion.

    “Horror series can make our stay
    in the horror world of our choice
    become something immersive.”
    Bholenath Valsan

    Try Some of the Content in this Section

     

    Focus only on the best serial horror items available for horror fans. The choicest collectibles and the best deals only. I promise you that when you decide to enjoy one of the serialized horror things I review in these pages you aren’t going to walk away disappointed.

    I grouped the topics in this section together because any horror fan having an active interest in serialized horror content demonstrates a specialty-grade interest in the genre.


    Horror TV Series

    series horror the walking dead season 5 trailer

    When we compare television horror series with horror movies, we can say they’re similar at heart, but the end product is actually very different.

    Series are a miniature movie with hooks for commercials and more jokes than movies, but this is a gross generalization as a definition of the difference.

    These two formats have different dynamics, and they require two different watching approaches.

    I see the arcs of story and character development of television series as something less-defined than in a movie, more changeable, and ultimately open.

    To compensate for the drawback of the watcher never being able to see the complete arc of the story in one sitting, TV series allow other means of development that aren’t possible in movies.

    Take, for instance, the character development of TV series. You can’t achieve the same character dimensions with the constraints of a feature-length movie.

    Ninety minutes or two hours don’t compare with dozens or even hundreds of hours getting to know the characters, the story’s world, and the story itself.

    That said, to follow a group of characters and a story for hours and hours might be what many of us are looking for.

    To lose your sense of self for an hour and step into a worlds that are more agreeable to us, compared to a flat and lacking in wonder quotidian reality.

    Horror Movie Series

    hellraiser zenobites tableau

    Horror movie sequels that continue the story of the original are a very controversial and polarizing topic. I haven’t seen horror fans as concerned, alarmed, or vitriolic in any other subject of conversation about movies as in this one.

    One of the arguments is that horror properties lose their value when they get sequels.

    This is highly debatable, but in the end, movies are art, and art is subjective. I think there’s nothing as fallen as not liking something and needing to knock it down, to take the disgust off your back; like I’ve seen many grumpy old trolls do.

    Sadly enough, film horror series are prime targets for that kind of attitude.

    Horror movies have, for more than two generations, become serialized content, not unlike television horror series.

    Some of the franchises have dozens of sequels (like, for instance, the Amityville saga) and they didn’t need to resort to making remakes of the originals to stay alive.

    There are many variables by which a saga of movies can be judged and many different points of view from which one can interpret a  movies’ saga sharing the same themes, topics, and stories. To name a few just off the top of my head:

    • Quantity of items
    • Quality of items as related to each other
    • The length of the movie series, was it for art or for money?
    • Sequels true to Original?
    • Sequels are for the sake of story or just a cash-grab?
    • Grade of intertextuality of one movie with the others
    • If I start by the first and watch all of them one after another, does it feel like a grand narrative?

    Horror Art Series

    horror sculpture alien HR Giger

    Who didn’t feel either repulsion, apprehension, or fear when watching an H.R. Giger illustration or sculpture, or a Francis Bacon painting? Who doesn’t feel their toes writhing with unease and shock, when seeing gruesome scenes of torture, hurt, mutilation and gore in horror movies?

    Sometimes the bathos of the atrocious can gratify aesthetic needs.

    Many seem to forget that horror feeds on art, and there have been horror paintings even from before horror-oriented, and dark photography and horror cinema did exist.

    Many pieces of antique horror imagery are in the public domain and are available not just to enjoy them but also to use them. In any way that one deems necessary, even commercially.

    Horror paintings series mustn’t go unnoticed. While not as accessible as the other three types of horror items in this section, they are food for thought and material for conversation and discussion.

    “Horror series can make our stay
    in the horror world of our choice
    become something immersive.”
    Bholenath Valsan

    Try Some of the Content in this Section

     

    Any kind of horror content that has been or still is serialized. Like TV, movie, fiction, and art-horror series. Shock Depot focuses mostly on the visual, aural, audiovisual, and tactile aspects of the horror genre, still one mustn’t overlook horror fiction series.

    Take, for instance, the case of horror TV series. It’s a relatively recent phenomenon. Horror TV series became common less than three generations ago.

    In contrast, TV series of other genres will soon reach four generations in the airwaves (and the cables). I’m talking about generations not decades here; a generation being, roughly, 23 years.

    And I’m talking about REAL horror TV series. Not about black comedy, like “The Addams Family” (not that I think TAF isn’t horror), or Gothic drama, like “Dark Shadows”.

    Focus only on the best serial horror items available for horror fans. The choicest collectibles and the best deals only. I promise you that when you decide to enjoy one of the serialized horror things I review in these pages you aren’t going to walk away disappointed.

    I grouped the topics in this section together because any horror fan having an active interest in serialized horror content demonstrates a specialty-grade interest in the genre.


    Horror TV Series

    series horror the walking dead season 5 trailer

    When we compare television horror series with horror movies, we can say they’re similar at heart, but the end product is actually very different.

    Series are a miniature movie with hooks for commercials and more jokes than movies, but this is a gross generalization as a definition of the difference.

    These two formats have different dynamics, and they require two different watching approaches.

    I see the arcs of story and character development of television series as something less-defined than in a movie, more changeable, and ultimately open.

    To compensate for the drawback of the watcher never being able to see the complete arc of the story in one sitting, TV series allow other means of development that aren’t possible in movies.

    Take, for instance, the character development of TV series. You can’t achieve the same character dimensions with the constraints of a feature-length movie.

    Ninety minutes or two hours don’t compare with dozens or even hundreds of hours getting to know the characters, the story’s world, and the story itself.

    That said, to follow a group of characters and a story for hours and hours might be what many of us are looking for.

    To lose your sense of self for an hour and step into a worlds that are more agreeable to us, compared to a flat and lacking in wonder quotidian reality.

    Horror Movie Series

    hellraiser zenobites tableau

    Horror movie sequels that continue the story of the original are a very controversial and polarizing topic. I haven’t seen horror fans as concerned, alarmed, or vitriolic in any other subject of conversation about movies as in this one.

    One of the arguments is that horror properties lose their value when they get sequels.

    This is highly debatable, but in the end, movies are art, and art is subjective. I think there’s nothing as fallen as not liking something and needing to knock it down, to take the disgust off your back; like I’ve seen many grumpy old trolls do.

    Sadly enough, film horror series are prime targets for that kind of attitude.

    Horror movies have, for more than two generations, become serialized content, not unlike television horror series.

    Some of the franchises have dozens of sequels (like, for instance, the Amityville saga) and they didn’t need to resort to making remakes of the originals to stay alive.

    There are many variables by which a saga of movies can be judged and many different points of view from which one can interpret a  movies’ saga sharing the same themes, topics, and stories. To name a few just off the top of my head:

    • Quantity of items
    • Quality of items as related to each other
    • The length of the movie series, was it for art or for money?
    • Sequels true to Original?
    • Sequels are for the sake of story or just a cash-grab?
    • Grade of intertextuality of one movie with the others
    • If I start by the first and watch all of them one after another, does it feel like a grand narrative?

    Horror Art Series

    horror sculpture alien HR Giger

    Who didn’t feel either repulsion, apprehension, or fear when watching an H.R. Giger illustration or sculpture, or a Francis Bacon painting? Who doesn’t feel their toes writhing with unease and shock, when seeing gruesome scenes of torture, hurt, mutilation and gore in horror movies?

    Sometimes the bathos of the atrocious can gratify aesthetic needs.

    Many seem to forget that horror feeds on art, and there have been horror paintings even from before horror-oriented, and dark photography and horror cinema did exist.

    Many pieces of antique horror imagery are in the public domain and are available not just to enjoy them but also to use them. In any way that one deems necessary, even commercially.

    Horror paintings series mustn’t go unnoticed. While not as accessible as the other three types of horror items in this section, they are food for thought and material for conversation and discussion.

    “Horror series can make our stay
    in the horror world of our choice
    become something immersive.”
    Bholenath Valsan

    Try Some of the Content in this Section