Best of the New Releases: TIE - The Road and True Blood: Season 2
I had to go with a tie this week, since we have two (hopefully) great releases that I'm familiar with but haven't had a chance to see yet. My assumption based on what I know is that they're both pretty solid. We start with The Road, and let me say first off, I realize it might not be what many people initially think of as horror but there are few things that are more frightening than fighting for survival at the end of the world. Cormac McCarthy's novel was bleak and brutal but peppered with small bits of hope peeking through the darkness. I've heard mixed things about the film adaptation and I'm anxious to check out it and see how well the story was carried over to the big screen.
Next up is season 2 of HBO's hit show True Blood about vampires living openly among humans. Focusing on a group in the Louisiana swamps, the show has garnered legions of fans thanks in part to the current vampire craze, but also thanks to a solid cast and interesting writing. Sadly, I've only seen the pilot episode, but it was enough to get me hooked and I'm looking forward to digging into the series.