Saturday, 25 February 2012
Terrible Moments in Taglining
"The creature in the shadows... The demon in your nightmares... The deformed madman... He's real... And he's coming for you..."
Pink eye is a relatively common infection that's easily treated and resolved, so you might want to rethink naming your villain after a malady most often seen at summer camp. But if you're determined to name your bad guy after medical condition and/or body part, you should probably keep flipping through the medical dictionary until you find something really exotic-sounding. Like necrotizing facsiitis or anarchic hand.
But that's beside the point.
The deformed madman? Creatures lurking in shadows, I get. Demons from my nightmares, sure. But who fantasizes about deformed madmen? And what's the deal with the ellipses? "And he's coming for you..." It's open-ended. Anything can happen once he arrives at my place. He could hack me to pieces--as deformed madmen are wont to do, I'm sure--or we could watch X-Files together. Maybe the Krycek episodes. That was a good arc.