1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
My mind’s a whirring snow globe of various traumatizing images, but the Wicked Witch’s emerald sneer and the Cryptkeeper’s casket-dry cackle come to mind as being the very first instances when I realized that having the TV to myself was not always a good idea.
2. What is the last film that scared you?
Hmm, good question. I watch a good deal of Internet shorts that give me the heebie jeebies (it’s a masochistic complex), but I think the last feature film that really unsettled me was LAKE MUNGO. I am such a baby when it comes to ghostly footage-type movies, and the cell phone camera scene was enough to nearly send me into cardiac arrest.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
1. THE NINTH GATE (1999) Polanski’s second Satanic outing deserves more worshipers.
2. THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984) Beautiful fairy tale landscape rife with great lycanthrope moments.
3. RAVENOUS (1999) Black comedy that misses the mark a little but is delicious nonetheless.
Special Easter Egg: The Night Stalker (1972)! Darren McGavin at his snarkiest, vampire-hunting best.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
1. HORROR EXPRESS (1972) Wonderfully hokey but insanely watchable scifi creature feature romp.
2. AFTERMATH (1994) Hyper-real, icky corpse sex that I can’t help but be fascinated by. (Are you sure I shouldn’t feel guilty about THAT?)
3. THE MUMMY (1999) A film for my brain to go on auto-pilot and do this: Pew! Pew! Pew! Mummies! Pew! Pew! Flesh-eating bugs! Pew-pew! Stephen Sommers! Aaagh!
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
1. Heart In A Jar. Senski is a golden horror god.
2. Radiation-Scarred Reviews. B-movie blogging badassery.
3. Behind the Couch. Checking out the genre with exquisite taste and refined writing.
4. The Horrors of it All. Karswell has a never-ending attic of gruesome Pre-code goodies.
5. Zombos’ Closet. Eccentric, kooky, ooky, and weirdly wonderful.