Carl R Isonhart - Reviewer

Hello fellow Horror fans! I am here to tell you a bit about who I am. Don't know if you really care, but I really don't care if you do or don't, I am going to rant on anyhow!

My name is Carl Isonhart. I am 29 years old, married and have a daughter. I live in the state of Illinois in the USA. I love the horror field in all respects, the best part being the book form in my eyes. For a while now I have heard people claim that the horror world had nothing new to offer. This, I must say is very false. The film world has hit a minor slump (one that "Scream" almost pulled it out of, but eventually with the rip-offs, it dug the hole deeper), but the book world still thrives with brilliant new stuff. Try reading stuff by Owl Goingback, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale or Joseph Citro. Then take a trip back in time and search out others. It will be well worth the time.

Recently I took in a viewing of "Pitch Black", a movie that is quite enjoyable. After it I chose to read some reviews. Some of those reviews claimed that the problem was that the movie took itself too seriously. Now here is where I jump onto the soap box. Why do we complain that our horror films take themselves too seriously? Why must they find humor in themselves? A horror film should take the matter at hand in a serious manner. People are dying for crying out loud! Strange shit is going on. Can you imagine "The Exorcist" if it had a sense of humor? One of the biggest slaps in the face to us as fans is that the most successful horror film to date is "Scream"! A movie that laughs at the horror film. We as fans need to stand up and demand that these movies be accepted and not thought of as jokes!

Well, that is all I have to say. Sorry if I got off on a tangent, but I needed to vent that.

I also love music (Glam, punk, prog rock and soundtracks), martial arts, baseball. The greatest movie ever made is "Dawn of the Dead". Greatest book would be "Carrion Comfort" by Dan Simmons. Greatest music is made by Marillion and The Damned. The music scene in the USA SUCKS!!! Don't let anybody tell you anything else. Since this page is from over there in the UK and around there, be happy you blokes! You might have nasty ass (arse) taxes, the Video Nasty thing, and you might deep fry everything under the sun, but you at least don't have to deal with the hell that is 24 hours of rap and hip hop on your TV screen!

Sorry again! Take care my Horror freak friends!

Carl R. Isonhart

You can contact Carl or check out his website The Gore