It’s a Horror to Know You:: Francisco from Spain!

It’s a Horror to Know You: Francisco from Spain!

1. What is the first film that ever scared you?

Halloween 1978, it was an exhibition in summer in the open air and I was 7 or so, I don’t know exactly why the sister of a neighbour and friend slightly older than us, said it was about a mannequin???

2. What is the last film that scared you?

Atrocious, 2010, a found footage film co-produced, I think, by Spain and Mexico and I’m afraid (not sure) inspired by true events.

3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.

The Broken (2008) with Lena Headey, psychological and quiet horror, it doesn’t need lots of blood to really scare specially when is a film about mirrors and dopplegangers.

Just Before Dawn, 1980, maybe my favourite American gothic, do you use this term in USA? some great scenes like the one with the glasses or the scene of the young couple in the waterfall.

Cabin Fever. Another American gothic, more modern than Just Before Dawn but with a very 70’s feel, with The Descent being the best film of horror from the 2000s.

4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.

The Italian cannibal stuff.

5. Send us to five places on the Internet!

Hysteria lives. A lot of information on the slaher genre.

The Terror Trap. Very exhaustive too but covering other subjects like 70’s horror, Italian horror or horror made for TV.

Too Much Horror Fiction. Very interesting for fans of horror fiction, books, from the 60s, 70s and 80s awesome cover art too.

Glorious Trash. About men’s adventure novels… in Spain we haven’t had that kind of paperback industry.

Talk Stephen King. Information and news about one of my favourite authors.

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Matt Sunshine
Matt Sunshine
10 years ago

HALLOWEEN was, if not the first, then one of the first horrors I’d ever seen, I jumped at so many scenes. Although the impact has somewhat
diminished, as they’re both now widely recognized in popular culture, I still remember how frightening the music score and Michael Myers’ mask were back then.

Getting kinda old seems to make you take certain things for granted. When I hear of an old horror movie, I usually think to myself “Maybe I’ll see that one day” and then I forget about it. Though, as I stated in my IAHTKY post, Kindertrauma makes me excited to see movies again, so I’m thinking that I’ve really got to step on it and see JUST BEFORE DAWN.

Francisco Ponce Palmero

the found footage films are a kind of acquired habit??? for me since I didn’t like TWOBP when I saw it and thought this subgenre is more a joke or trick than films but recently some of the best horror films I have seen are of this subgenre, Yellow brick road, Atrocious and specially the excellent Grave encounters

maybe I should see TWOBP one more time