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It’s a Horror to Know You:: Apocalypsejunkie!

May 1st, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 14 Comments

It’s a horror to know you: Apocalypsejunkie!

1. What is the first film that ever scared you?

Actually it was a movie trailer I saw on television for The Shining, when Torrance is chasing Danny through the maze with an ax. Something about that really got into my head and since I was too young at the time to go see the movie, my imagination ran wild with that scene.

2. What is the last film that scared you?

The Last Exorcism, those last ten minutes were so off the rails and unexpected, I just sat there with my jaw agape thinking,” WTF just happened here? What did I just see?”.

3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.

1.Event Horizon: the thought that the ship was…. somewhere else for all those years and brought something back with it, creeps me out to no end.

2. Wolfen: People thought it was ridiculous at the time, wolf creatures in New York City undetected? PFAH! Yeah, how many Coyotes have been spotted recently? Exactly!

3.In the Mouth of Madness: I always think this is a Clive Barker film, it has that other worldly/dimension vibe to it. When the two eventually collide, and how do they ever, it is pure madness! “How do you like the book?’. WHACK! I must have something for Sam Neil…

4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.

1. Tombs of the Blind Dead: Even Elvira made fun of this one, but there really is something horrifying about mummified knights riding silently and in slow motion across the Spanish countryside, brandishing swords ready to lob your head off.

2. City of the Living Dead: All of Fulci’s films are disjointed messes when you get right down to it, but nobody does atmosphere quite like him and this one is no exception. Each scene stands on its own, like a vignette of nightmares.

3.Poultrygeist:Night of the Chicken Dead: So gross, so stupid, so finger licking funny!

5. Send us to five places on the Internet!

Sorry, I’m lazy and use your suggestions for this one most of the time.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I think those Blind dead movies are strangely beautiful. I’ve only seen the first two though which makes me want to punch myself in the face. What is taking me so long?

    Jeez I love horror boat movies! They are always good even when they are not!

  • 2 Tom SteeberNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    It’s no secret that Event Horizon is my all time favorite movie (by a long shot). The first time I saw it in the theater was such a crazy adrenaline rush that I went back and saw it another eleven times during its run. Glad to see it is appreciated by others as well.

  • 3 Dylan Donnie-DukeNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Tombs is a GREAT film! That used to be one of my favorite default movies on a rainy day.
    The Shining trailer that got me was the one that just showed the elevator doors opening and the gallons of blood shooting out. I still remember that one running before some movie we were at and slightly freaking out. My dad leaned over and said, “It’s just grape juice.” Nice try, dad. I didn’t sleep for a week.

  • 4 Erin LashleyNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    It’s best to pretend the third Blind Dead movie didn’t happen and go straight to the fourth, but yeah, I agree about the slow motion knights. Also, I’m glad to see some love for Mr. Fulci here.

  • 5 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    The last Blind Dead film is as atmospheric and creepy as the others, you’ll enjoy it. πŸ™‚

    I’m kicking myself because I meant to give Ravenous an honorable mention for underrated movies. That squeaky skwonky music score is so unsettling and Guy Pearce is one of the most underrated actors out there. There are very few horror movies set in that time period. The Burrowers and Dead Birds are the only two that come to mind (The Beguiled is technically a psychological drama).

  • 6 Jacen BurrowsNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Do you read Sutter Cane? *chills*

  • 7 FatherOfTearsNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    My first viewing of “The Shining” was back in the early 80’s on HBO. My parents were out of the house but my mother’s yourger cousin was over with her hubby and a few friends. My parents had the “kiddie lock” switched off (yes, we had that!) so they could watch HBO. Well, the “Shining” was on and I sat in with the others. Those Grady Twins creeped me out as did the scene where Jack kills the cook with the axe!

    “Event Horizon” I thought was good. That scene where the monitor shows the crew going insane freaked me out (A guy pukes out his entrails!).

    Fulci films, for me, can be hit & miss like Argento films. One of my favorites is “The Beyond”. It has an all time classic scene where the lead character, Liza, meets a white eyed blind woman on a fog covered bridge.

  • 8 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    @Jacen: that to me is truly horrifying, just scooter pooting along on your work-a-day and all of a sudden confronted with the third ring of hell. That’s how any apocalypse worth its salt would go down. πŸ˜‰

    @Father: I loved The Beyond, too! Fulci liked to use Louisiana and Savannah, Georgia for shoots, there is definitely a spooky quality to the deep south.

  • 9 Jose CruzNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    @Apocalypsejunkie: Finally! Someone who acknowledges Ravenous as being a great, underrated film. I mentioned it in my line-up too. Huzzah for kindred, cannibalistic spirits!

    Fulci and the Blind Dead films are also great calls on films dealing with the undead and MOOD MOOD MOOD! πŸ˜‰

  • 10 Will ErricksonNo Gravatar // May 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I was scared by THE SHINING trailer too!

    RAVENOUS was good but my god it’s been over 10 years since I’ve seen it!

  • 11 Eric EddyNo Gravatar // May 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Event Horizon AND In The Mouth Of Madness are two of my favorite films. Every time I see the end of “Madness,” I smile.

  • 12 Chuckles72No Gravatar // May 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I always thought that I was an oddball for liking “Ravenous” so I’m glad to see that it has some fans. For me it was the irresistible combo of Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle – two actors that I always really enjoy.

    I am really enjoying these IAHTKY posts – Apocalypsejunkie was commenting here when I first came to KT in 2009 and it’s good to have more information about my fellow commenters (for blackmail/stalking purposes of course).

  • 13 Chuckles72No Gravatar // May 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, I should add that the wolf-chomp decapitation scene in “Wolfen” was a major trauma moment for me.

  • 14 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // May 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

    What also freaked me out from Wolfen was that old black and white footage of the Native Americans performing rituals in their canoes. I tracked that down and it was called “In the Land of Cannibals”, I can’t imagine why, the Pacific Northwest natives most certainly were not.

    “for blackmail/stalking purposes of course”, HA! I was thinking the same thing πŸ˜‰

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