September 8th, 2009

Clive Barker

(no subject)

Someone I know messaged me to say that there was something about horror on the ABC. I had sort of managed to remember already, and it was being taped. I thanked him but entirely failed to convey, via the medium of sms, my feelings that the entire thing was likely to be cringe-worthy and painful, and I would much prefer not to think about it.

The guests are good, and I will no doubt put it on to see what they had to say. But I remember a time when horror seemed vital and truthful and dangerous. Now, God knows. Even if that is somehow the case, the chance that local TV can cover such ground without being patronising and twee seems slender.

That is how my mind works, at least. How the program works should be the topic of another post.