It’s a Horror to Know You: 4thtroika
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
The Fly (1958). The ending completely freaked me out. The Fly’s voice is the vocal equivalent of nails on a chalk board. Vincent Price actually thought this was funny?
2. What is the last film that scared you?
Requiem for a Dream (2000). Forget the war on drugs, just make everyone watch this. It has all the subtlety of a sledgehammer between the eyes. People don’t consider this a horror movie? Ha! Give me Jason or Freddy or Chucky any day!
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
1. The Call of Cthulhu (2005). Some would say this movie has three things against it: black and white, a silent movie, and completely faithful to Lovecraft’s story (no gore, no T&A, no CGI acid trip, etc.). I say those are the things it has going for it.
2. The Baby (1973). The first time I tried watching this, I shut it off after the first 18 minutes and wouldn’t touch it for two weeks. This is one of those movies that gets under your skin and never leaves.
3. Sssssss (1973). I first saw this one years ago on the CBS Late Movie. It was rarely shown back then and I sometimes wondered if I’d hallucinated it. It’s a really good movie and one of Universal’s overlooked gems. The makeup is very effective.
Official Runner Up: Slither (2006). This movie really needs more love. Another overlooked gem from Universal.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
1. Blood Freak (1972). Don’t do drugs or the turkey man’ll getcha!
2. Five Across the Eyes (2006). The dialogue in this movie is laugh out loud hilarious. So bad it’s hysterical.
3. Beach Girls and the Monster (1965). A.K.A. Monster From the Surf. Where else are you going to see a beach babe and a lion puppet sing a song by Frank Sinatra Junior?
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
1. Svengoolie.Com. The home site of Chicago’s beloved horror movie host, now shown nationally on the ME-TV Network.
2. The Scriptorium. Lots of cool fonts to purchase and download.
3. Seventh Sanctum. Here you’ll find a collection of ‘generators’ that make random characters, plots, ideas, and more to use in your writing, games, art and more.
4. Gitchy. An indie horror comedy about an evil clown that tickles people to death.
5. A Voice For Men. Take the red pill.