It’s a Horror to Know You: Wednesday’s Child of Deep Red Rum!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
The Changeling (1980) was the first. granted it was one of the first I saw, around ’81, but it still scares me now. All I have to do is think of the sound of the EVPs saying, “my father, my medal” and I get a little freaked out.
2. What is the last film that scared you?
The 2009 Australian film Lake Mungo got to me in a big way. It raises all sorts of what ifs about fate, psychic abilities, and the horror of being trapped as a ghost on Earth.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
Curtains, the 1983 Canadian slasher. The relational aggression between the female characters plus the fear of insanity are enough to make this one a scary must see.
Event Horizon from 1997. Everyone I know who has seen this was scared silly by it, even if they saw it as an adult; the trouble is, not that many people saw it!
1989’s Beyond Dream’s Door. Ignore the low-budget rubber monster, this movie perfectly captures the cyclical, fatalistic feeling of your worst nightmare, the kind that sticks with you long after you wake up.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
Pieces (1983). What can I say? I love the dance class, the stupid kung-fu fighter, Lynda Day George yelling “Bastaaaaard!” and Jack Taylor as a bitchy red herring.
Ghosthouse AKA La Casa 3 (1988). As with The Changeling, it’s the sound effects that get me, every time that clown doll plays that stupid nursery rhyme.
The Dark Power (1987). I can’t recommend it to anyone but those who like bad movies because they’re bad, but it’s in heavy rotation at my house. Plus, there’s a hilarious handyman minor character who exemplifies why I love hilarious minor horror characters.
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
Aloha Mister Hand – This girl is one of the most prolific horror bloggers out there, and she has good taste.
At the Mansion of Madness – I love discovering the best of Italian horror with Giovanni Susina.
Goregirl’s Dungeon – This lady watches all the movies, she knows her stuff and she puts so much work into her site with videos of her reviewing in costume as well as her excellent YouTube Channel with soundtracks. I’m sending you to two places with this one blogger!
Wide Weird World of Cult Films – This guy is freakin’ hilarious! Yes, he’s also my husband, but that doesn’t make me biased, it makes me lucky.