Who would have thought it? Last night I had the “pleasure” of speaking to a guy who worked for a very large and visible horror outlet. I was offered a chance to write reviews and articles for the popular website. Sounds great, right? Wrong.
This offer came with a few stipulations. Let’s take a minute to check them out.
1. The part-time contributor position did have pay involved. A little less than $200 a month.
2. They decide what articles I write.
3. Some horror reviews can’t get less than a “B-” rating, because that impacts their relationships with the studios.
4. The kicker: in order to accept this wonderful opportunity, Fister Roboto and lefthandhorror.com have to go bye-bye.
Do the big sites really consider me a threat? Are my reviews stealing viewers from these deep pockets? In the end it doesn’t really matter because I did not accept this and have no future plans to do so. Money runs the world, there is no point in denying that. While this site is updated daily, it is ALWAYS done out of love and personal passion. We don’t get paid here. Sure, free stuff to review is great, definitely a perk. You guys can always send me cash…I won’t refuse it. 🙂 Maybe someday I’ll attract enough attention to gain some ad revenue, which would rock, but in the meantime, there is NEVER going to be a limit on what can be reviewed here or how good or bad it is. If you suck, I will run your movie into the ground. If you’re great, I’ll tell everyone I know.
I’m not going to burn any bridges today, but I’m certainly not going to open a toll road to cross that bridge either.