Alway like it when we get to hear Paul’s literary analysis than than the goofiness that GME is famous for (even though I love the goofiness).
While I’m not that big on the horror genre, its nice to hear some deep insight into it. One thing I would like to bring up is when Paul made the point about Michael Myers killing being of a sexual nature. I would say that it is not necessarily unique to this movie. I’m not sure about Slasher movies, but in real life most (if not all) serial killing is of a sexual nature. Even if there is not an overt sexual theme to slasher movies, the very idea of the ‘final girl’ is sexual in nature. As I understand the killers are usually men stalking and threatening a young woman. Even if the killer doesn’t want anything sexual from the woman, the audience is still able to infer the undertone.
Another thing I found Interesting is that Paul doesn’t like George RR Martin. I totally see where he’s coming from, A Song of Ice and Fire is so repressively grim and dark, I can see it being a turn off. I happen to see that grim, dark tone as quite realistic to the world that Martin created. I think many fan do probably like the ‘anyone can die’ unpredictability of the series. But, like I said, I do see where Paul is coming from. I found myself going whole books just hoping something good would happen to one character.
P.S. Why when people talk about Carpenter films, they never bring up my favourite: Escape from New York?