1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
The first one that really got me was Tourist Trap. I caught the plaster on the face scene on TV when I was around seven. It scared me so much I couldn’t fall asleep that night. I told my mom and she told me to visualize the actors between takes, smoking a cigarette, having coffee, flirting with each other, all while still in costume. Putting them in the context of just regular people at work really helped me get through being frightened. Thanks mom!
2. What is the last film that scared you?
The indi horror Resolution (2012). It’s a simple yet unnerving little gem and something about it is just off enough to freak me out. There were also a few scenes of the underrated Sy-fy channel series Channel Zero; Candle Cove that got me. If you’re a fan of indi or slow burn horror you should give this unusual show, where each season is based on a different Creepypasta, a chance.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
Housebound (2014). A brilliant horror-comedy. Sharp, unusual, and cleverly done.
Dark Touch (2013). Tragic and odd, with a gut punch ending.
The Canal (2014). I’m a sucker for haunted house stories, especially ones with a madness “is it really happening?” vibe.
*Bonus!! Kill List (2011). A fairly standard hitman tale takes a surreal cult turn. Well acted, well paced, and surprisingly scary.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
Ghosthouse (1988). Oy this movie. It’s just terrible. And it never answered the question of who is more popular in Denver, Kelly LeBrock or Kim Basinger.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). This movie is not good. Rooney Mara is a terrible heroine, the art director was apparently in a Xanax coma, and why is every color so muted and blue? But, for whatever reason (Kyle Gallner, it’s totally because of Kyle Gallner), I don’t hate it.
Transylvania Twist (1989). It’s not a Horror per se. It’s not even a horror-comedy so much as it is comedy trying to be bad horror? Or trying to poke fun at bad horror? I don’t know. It’s eighties and awful and god damn do I love this bastard.
5. Send us to five places on the Internet!
Listverse. Fans of Kindertrauma might dig the “Creepy” “Weird Stuff” and “Crime” sections.
The Movie Pooper. Because sometimes I want to know what happens in a movie without having to watch said movie.
Mental Floss. Facts and stuff being fact-y!
Cracked. If you like reading pop culture nonsense and wasting time, boy is this site for you.
Good Bad Flicks. Anyone who loves bad eighties/horror will like this. Our host Cecil gives witty recaps of so bad they’re good movies as well as interesting production notes and backstories.
Thank you so much! It’s been a Horror to know you and hopefully a Horror to know me too!