It’s a Horror to Know You: Gillig!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING (1963) – Still one of the most frightening films ever made.
2. What is the last film that scared you?
James Wan’s INSIDIOUS (2010) – Specifically the scene with the little boy (?) in the house after they move out of the first house.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
THE CRAWLING EYE (1958) – aka The Trollenberg Terror. Based on a stage play and chillingly Lovecraftian. What some consider cheesy effects undermine this film’s credibility but I always thought the Eyes were pretty terrifying, in particular those weird noises they make.
MATANGO (1963) – aka The Attack of the Mushroom People. Based on a chilling short story by William Hope Hodgson and brought to life by Godzilla’s creator, Ishiro Honda. This movie is still one of the most freaky pieces of celluloid ever nearly fifty years on.
RAVENOUS (1999) – Darkly humorous, yet still creepy tale of cannibalism with an amazing performance by Robert Carlyle, not to mention a fantastic soundtrack by Blur’s Damon Albarn.
GARGOYLES (1972) – Simply one of the best made-for-TV movies ever, some of the most chilling movie scenes ever and some fantastic effects from Stan Winston on a very low budget.
GHOST STORY (1981) – A classic haunting story with a great, slow build-up to an amazing conclusion. Phenomenal performance from Alice Krige!
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
THE GREEN SLIME (1968) – some would say science fiction but it’s really a horror movie at heart. Cheesy music, monsters and effects combined with stiff, hammy acting…Love it!
KILLER SHREWS (1959) – the isolation of the island and the voraciousness of the shrews win me over on this one. The black and white somehow enhances this one.
THE LAST DINOSAUR (1977) – once again, borderline science fiction I guess but to me just a creature feature. There is nothing to really like about this movie but somehow I just love it. Makes you wonder how Richard Boone ever got work.
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
Don’t really surf much (Kindertrauma’s my home page!) but I do enjoy outsider art. Here are a few faves…
Joshua Hoffine. (outstanding stuff!)