July 25th, 2006


The TV Nerd Shares His Excitement

This Thursday, the Sci-Fi Channel is airing the first of six episodes of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, a spoof of horror TV shows, in particular Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital and 1980s fare like Tales from the Darkside. I can't wait - it looks hilarious.

Even the description on Scifi.com is funny:

Darkplace was the brainchild of bestselling horror writer Garth Marenghi, known to thousands as the author of such classic chillers as The Ooze ("Can water die?") and Black Fang ("Rats learn to drive!")...Even now Marenghi warns viewers that the show, an effort to "radicalize men's minds," might prove "too subversive, too dangerous, too damn scary."

That last sentence is especially hilarious to those of us who enjoy poking fun at the completely undeserved bravado you find coming from many a mediocre horror author looking to make a name for him- or herself.

I'm so psyched. Me and Dave Wellington's "Zombie Movie Night 2: The Gerunding" is happening at my apartment that night, with some people coming over to watch the new DVD release of Cemetery Man. I think Garth Marenghi's Darkplace will make a fine second feature.