Wow, slow week for the blog, yet here I am again. It’s Throwback Thursday. Where I dig out a putrid poem (or writing) of my past. Last week I posted “Nemesis” which I’ve always been proud of. I said it was written around 1995, I think maybe 1993 because I found a companion piece. And a piece it is. It’s alright. It uses large words. I guess I had to prove something. I was tempted to edit it a bit, but here it is in all it’s gory … um … glory.
Wow. So I missed last week’s Throwback Thursday. Fear not, the well hasn’t dried up. No my wife was travelling and things were exactly smooth going, so I was a bit worried and distracted. So to the 2 of you that look forward to these throwbacks to my youth in writing, I apologize.
This week’s poem is a little more recent than the gloomy 80s poems I’d been posting. It came from the 90s. I’m guessing this was probably written about 1995. What kind of poem it is, I don’t know. But with the popularity of the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse books I thought I’d let this one out into the light again.
I’m kind of a classic horror fan. Give me vampires, werewolves, zombies galore. I love them old school or mixed up modern. I especially like them when they stray from the mold and give us something with a twist. DAYBREAKERS looks interesting to me. Vampires aren’t the minority, they’re the majority and they’re running out of food. If they don’t find a solution they’ll revert into primal forms and start feeding on each other, kind of like those creatures in PITCH BLACK. Not such a bad thing, but this kind of means the end of the Human race too.
PLOT: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.
STARS: Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe and Sam Neill