Hurricane Katrina. Her with the killer, red-eye. Her winds reaching out to the gulf shores as if tendrils from her Medusa head. The 24/7 news frenzy is being fed by the worst case scenarios–what if the storm was faster? What if the storm landed 20 miles to the East? What if the bodies came out of the coffins creating a New Orleans “toxic gumbo?”
This isn’t news. This is just making up titillating scenarios. In the 50’s, there were monster movies. In the 70’s there were a bunch of disaster movies, some natural, some man-made. It’s the 2000’s and we have 24/7 evil fantasy storm a la George Romero. Turn off the channel. I’m afraid already. I can’t sleep.