Friday, June 6, 2008

Where's "Trilogy of Terror" When We Need It?

I watched the debut of "Fear Itself" on NBC last night. What a steaming pile of...er...television. The script was weak, the plot was skeletal (and if I have problems with a plot, you KNOW there's a problem), and the characters were a bunch of faces without personalities that I didn't give a rat's rosy red ass about. Beyond that, at times this thing was filmed so darkly that ANYTHING might have been happening on-screen, but damned if you could tell what.

I'd love to have a new horror anthology on television, but if Fear Itself doesn't get better pronto, it's not going to be that series. This is not a Night Gallery, a Dark Room, a Tales from the Darkside. So far it's more like a bloody, badly filmed version of Supertrain.

It does have ONE scary thing going for it, though. The next episode features Eric Roberts...

2 comments:

Jason said...

Ouch...Troy...you make me wanna go lenghtways down the arm...forget teh "cry for help"...but hey...what didyou expect with all the "Reality Shws" topping the charts.

Troy Hickman said...

I have absolutely no idea what you're saying, Jason. Have I suddenly had a seizure, or...?