Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
LOS ANGELES — If you are a prominent fixture in the entertainment community, and you take the time to edit together a nearly nine-minute horror film preview, you should know the subject matter you cover. Horror fans are going to know you skimped on this video, Fandango.
Fandango's Movieclips Trailers YouTube channel attempts to creep the cinema scene with its so-called horror movie preview, which features a number of scary films opening in theaters throughout the year, but Fandango's list is sadly incomplete. For whatever reasons, there are glaring exemptions.
Noticeably absent is footage of "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" which opens on May 31. Yes, Fandango, "Godzilla" falls into the horror sub-genre of monster movies, so it needs to be included. Consider this: It is arguably the biggest macabre movie opening this summer and possibly the whole year.
And where is "Zombieland: Double Tap," "Midsommar," "3 From Hell" and "Crawl?" These are only a handful of omissions Fandango chose to make. Also, do not expect to see any footage from the highly-anticipated "It: Chapter Two" or the sequel to "The Shining" (1980), "Doctor Sleep." Fandango only provides images rather than footage.
With this information in mind, check out what can only be called a partial, eight-minute sneak peak of upcoming horror movies below. Here are the titles and opening dates featured in the slipshod of a video.
*The preceding reflects the opinion of the highly-disappointed horror fan/journalist only and not the Carroll County News. But odds are CCN doesn't care for the movie preview either.