horror Tag

Posted On January 26, 2014By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

The Walking Dead: The Only Thing Missing Is Fear Itself

I love the adrenaline-fueled rush of a good scare… provided it comes via screen. Unfortunately, most American horror movies and TV shows indulge more in torture and gore than actual chills and thrills. Or they resort to “Boo!” tactics — loud noises and things jumping out of the dark — which make me jump but not break into goosebumps. They’re just not fundamentally scary. That’s why I found myself mostly immune to the series “American Horror” (torture porn meets the CW) and even last year’s acclaimed ghost flick, “The Conjuring.”Read More

Posted On April 21, 2011By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

Anatomy of an Undead Idea: The Horror Ghetto

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Part-Time Mad Media Scientist I usually use this space to dissect other people’s projects, so for a change, I decided to eviscerate one of my own. Ladies and gentlemen: introducing the idea that went nowhere, “The Horror Ghetto”…Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC and Marketing Demonologist It was brilliant. Not the film, but the marketing campaign that turned a $15,000 amateur horror flick into a $100 million box office smash. The problem? Serious anticipointment…Read More

Posted On July 9, 2009By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

“True Blood”: Only Skin Deep

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC & Stake Holder Analyst I finally got around to watching the first season of “True Blood” on DVD — yeah, I know,  I’m a total TV slacker — but I survived only four episodes. “True Blood” begins with an intriguing level of satire that quickly devolves into soap operatics and — even worse — boring stereotypes. Creator Alan Ball cleverly uses vampires to symbolize the coming out of the gay community, but his vampires are clichéd, smug and brooding. Rather thanRead More

Posted On January 13, 2009By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

Better Off Undead? The Mysterious Popularity of Zombie Movies

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Member of the Living (for now)… To prep for a video I’m producing, I watched Undead or Alive, the 2007 comedy-horror flick about zombies in the old west. It’s moderately entertaining, with Chris Kattan as a cowboy wannabe and Navi Rawat as the intellectual kung-fu fighting Native-American babe. The hitch in this giddyap? The zombies themselves. Although they have more dialogue than most zombies (better agents, perhaps?), they’re still just another iteration of the lumbering brain eaters who have populatedRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC Ever watch a horror film and yell at the characters, “What the hell are you doing?!” Well, smarty, now you can put yourself in the characters’ bloody shoes with the online zombie flick The Outbreak…Read More