It’s a Horror to Know You: Ross Tipograph of Camp Blood!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
“The Ring” remake was actually the first anything that made me throw my hands in front of my face in sheer resitant terror, along with another 2002 candy, the awful “Darkness Falls” starring Buffy’s Emma Caufield. But actually, “Candyman” ruined my youth. That scene where he stalks Virginia Madsen in the parking garage… “Helennn…”
2. What is the last film that scared you?
I’ll admit “Insidious” was a hot little slice of surprises that had grown men shrieking in shock, the endings of “The Woman” and “Inside” nearly made me vomit, and “Black Swan,” upon second viewing, was less camp and more me questioning my own skin.
3. Name 3 horror movies that you believe are underrated.
Apartment Zero (1988) Combines a bunch of Hitchcock movies into a series of queerly twisted sequences between two great looking men.
The Faculty (1998) Slick, seamless, subversive, and addictive. Killer soundtrack, and Bebe Neuwirth gets wrapped in a volleyball net and shot in the head.
Kairo (Pulse) (2001) The first Japanese horror film where I correctly predicted someone would jump off a high point and die, and I still gasped. Also, the ghosts move crazily!
4. Name 3 horror movies you enjoy against your better judgment.
Lady in a Cage (1964) HELP! Olivia de Havilland is TRAPPED! In a PERSONAL, PRIVATE ELEVATOR!
Wicked (1998) A pre-teen suburban girl wants to boink her dad (seriously) so she kills her mom (yes).
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000) A kids’ horror fave. Caroline Rhea in a Disney Channel Original Movie “Fright Night” rip-off? Sign me up!
Honorable mention: “Troll 2” because of Holly’s graceful boombox dance, “Final Destination 3” because tanning booth death is my kryptonite, and “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” …because tanning booth death is my kryptonite.
One more! “Hello MaryLou: Prom Night 2”!
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
Blogger Beware: One blogger’s hilarious and total exploration of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and their wonderfully awful idiosyncrasies.
Gay of the Dead: Sean Abley’s Fangoria column showcasing gay movie news and interviews, all around pleasant as punch.
Dark Horizons: My personal go-to site for up-to-date release lists.
The October Country: The Justin Graves-led blog, an intimidatingly knowledgeable forum for all horror multimedia and editorials. He’s also great on Facebook, too.
Are You Afraid of the 90s: Shameless self-promo plug. A side project for all things scary and children-y from the Nineties, movies, television, and movies on television included. Please, let yourself hate it!