It’s a Horror to Know You: Pax Romano of Billy Loves Stu!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
“The Blob”. Watched it with my dad when I was, maybe, six years old, and then asked him to move my bed that night (as it was right under a heat vent, and I was sure that damn mass of grape jam was going to get me).
2. What is the last film that scared you?
“Paranormal Activity”. Sorry haters, but that movie scared the Bejesus out of me. I did not see it at the theaters, but I got a copy of the DVD and watched it alone one night and pretty much jumped out of my skin several times.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
“What Lies Beneath” – such a great combo of Hitchcock and horror. I love that movie.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” – First off, Laura Linney can do NO wrong. Secondly it was such a compelling and engrossing film. I have a soft spot for legal dramas, and since this one included demonic possession – it was the best of two genres.
“The Mothman Prophecies” – Laura Linney (again) and Richard Gere in one terribly odd and disturbing movie that, for some reason, got under my skin.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
“Friday the 13th” – Yes, it was only made because of “Halloween”, that said, it was a great movie that sort of reminded me of a low budget version of “Ten Little Indians” . As for the rest of the series – pure unadulterated shit.
“Bride of the Monster” – Ed Wood’s masterpiece (in my humble opinion). I love this movie with every fiber of my being! Bela alone is worth watching it (as well as all of the stock footage) – and yet, it’s much more coherent than “Plan 9 From Outer Space”. Plus I love Tor Johnson as Lobo, “…he’s as gentle as a kitten”
“Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things” – A dreadful film, but, if memory serves, this was probably the first film that borrowed Romero’s version of a zombie and ran (or shambled) with it. I do think that the last ten minutes of this one are pretty good (all things considered).
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
Ob.Scene in South Jersey (my photo blog celebrating everything that is South Jersey)
My New Plaid Pants (been reading Jason’s blog for ever!)
The Daily Beast (how I stay “in the know”)
The Church of Ed Wood (my kind of religion)
Fascination with Fear (I love Christine, and I lover her blog – you will as well)