Supernatural B.O.


B.O. as in movie box office. Question: Why are theaters currently being ruled by supernatural films? In successive weeks, the top flicks in America have been The Passion of the Christ, Dawn of the Dead, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and now Hell-Boy.

Has there been such a time since the '70s (when Hal "The Late Great Planet Earth" Lindsay battled Erich "Chariots of the Gods" von Daniken and Richard "Illusions" Bach for the title of bestselling author of the decade) in which pious religiosity has given way so quickly to spectacular supernaturalism?

Does it mean something? Anything?