It’s a Horror to Know You :: Jason S.!

It’s a Horror to Know You: Jason S.!

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

Tourist Trap (the scene when the girl is smothered in plaster haunted me for years), This House Possessed (fuck PSYCHO, the shower scene in this traumatized me), and The Day After (the film takes place where I grew up so it just made it all the more real).

2. What is the last film that scared you?

Not really scared me but left a huge impression on me:

The Strangers–grim and unrelenting.

Eden Lake–see above.

Cold Fish–based on a true crime story that rocked Japan.

Kidnapped–house invasion flick from Spain.

Snowtown–another true crime film, this one from Australia.

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

The Haunting of Julia— beautiful performance from Mia Farrow. Needs to be seen in widescreen.

Through the Looking Glass— dismissed as just a porn film, this is one of the most horrific things I have ever seen.

Naked Vengeance— basically a remake of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, everything is taken up a notch from the rape to the revenge. Actress Deborah Tranelli is phenomenal (and even sings on the soundtrack!)

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

Mother of Tears–Not the final “Mothers” film we wanted but damn I love this one

Murder Rock–Fuci’s dance/slasher film. Not a lot of love for this one but I enjoy it a lot

Witchery–Linda Blair gets possessed again.

5. Send us to five places on the Internet!

Phantom of Pulp (one of my favorite blogs, he has turned me to so many great films)

Video Junkie (a trash movie lover’s paradise)

The Big Bust Out Blog ( for fans of the WIP genre and beyond)

Bullets Over Chinatown (for fans of Hong Kong’s CAT III films)

The Gentleman’s Blog to Midnight Cinema (great place for reviews, interviews and for fans of exploitation/horror flicks)

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10 years ago

There totally is something about Tourist Trap that is so creepy! A few years ago I was alone for Halloween and decided to watch it and by the end – with the mannequins and the “ahh” voices and music and everything I was surprised that I was pretty creeped out.

And, you know, there are a few horror porn movies that are pretty freaky – but it’s like some sort of dual genre thing where I never know if horror people wanna talk about the porn and porn folks wanna talk about the horror. I dig both. I actually haven’t seen all of Through the Looking Glass yet – just a clip. But now I’m gonna get my hands on a copy.

10 years ago

Cool, new stuff to track down!
I’ve never heard of Through The Looking Glass but I think porn and horror share some interesting borders. There’s an old porn film called Night Dreams that has some very creepy sequences that I’m sure sent the raincoat crowd asking for their money back.

I’m glad to see someone giving a nod to Mother Of Tears. That movie gets a lot more grief than it deserves IMO… and except for the awful casting for Mater Lachrymarum I don’t have much issue with it at all.

10 years ago

“Mother of Tears” was hit & miss for me. I wasn’t that happy with the way Mater Lachrymarum was shown in that film either. “Inferno” had her looking and acting more opposite from her sister in New York, Mater Tenebrarum. Tenebrarum was dark in appearance and was sinister. Lachrymarum was more youthful and was brighter in her eyes & hair. In MOT Lachrymarum could pass as a younger version of Tenebrarum.