By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
First, let it be said that I absolutely love horror movies and will watch any of them regardless of how good or bad they may be. Although, the current trend of horror movies is usually bad, I am terrified to say. Is it really that hard to scare any more? Startling someone sitting in their car by banging on their window isn’t exactly the stuff of nightmares. Give me something that will keep me awake for a week for the love of The Exorcist!
Silent House stars Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to mega mogul, uber world power Olsen Twins. She wishes not to be in their shadow, so I thought I would draw immediate attention to the fact that they are siblings. You can tell that they gestated in the same womb, yet Elizabeth is less alien troll doll-esque and kinda pretty. She amiably fills the role of star-turning-young-scream-queen-in-thriller role. Time will tell if she can fill the mega acting void left by her famous sibs, as they have denounced film foe fashion. Celluloid’s loss is Marie Claire’s gain.
Silent House showed promise as a wtf thriller with some pretty intense pacing, but takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque when it unsuccessfully goes down Kubick and Lynchian Lane when it becomes a schizophrenic, paranoid molestation revenge fantasy. Um, where is Uncle Jessie when you need him? Speaking of John Stamos, have you seen his recent topless photos? Not bad for a 48-year-old that used to be married to Mystique. Sorry, but I expected more from Silent House. I say pass it up in a New York Minute.
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!