1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
That would be the first horror film I ever saw: The original Halloween. I was very unprepared as a nine-year when I watched it on TV in 1981 on NBC (yes, I’m dating myself). It didn’t matter that it was edited, I had nightmares for months because of “The Shape” and couldn’t stop hearing that classic piano-tinkling theme in my head. I do have to thank the universe for starting off my love of horror films with a real classic because when the shock finally wore off, it prompted me to seek out more thrills. Before I knew it, I was daring myself to watch all sorts of terrors like Alligator, Poltergeist, Jaws 2, When a Stranger Calls, The Amityville Horror, Carrie and The Fog (my all-time favorite).
2. What is the last film that scared you?
Insidious really freaked me out. I literally had my hands my front of face during certain scenes. The last two Paranormal Activity sequels worked me up too.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
Tough question. I’d have to go with Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing (1981), the Lee Grant hospital slasher Visiting Hours (1982) and the totally fucked up The Sentinel (1977). Honorable mention: Curtains (1983)
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
Just three huh?? That’s way too hard to narrow down but God help me I love Eyes of a Stranger (1981) with Lauren Tewes, Night School (1981) with Rachel Ward and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). Honorable mention: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
The official Scream Factory Facebook Page (of course!)