It’s a Horror to Know You: Lynette Fromme!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
Helter Skelter (1976) – It was on TV, anyone could watch it! This stuff really happens! The world is scary!
The commercial for It’s Alive (1974) gave me sleepless nights for months. It used to come on during the 6 o’clock news when I was setting the dinner table. I tried to avoid it, rarely successful.
2. What is the last film that scared you?
Blair Witch didn’t scare me when I saw it, but I went camping a few weeks later, and spent a sleepless night in the tent with a rainstorm pounding all around me. I mean, you are so vulnerable in a tent: you can’t see out, but that thin layer of nylon ain’t gonna keep anything from coming in!
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
Surveillance (2007) – Julia Ormond and Michael Ironside in the same movie as Cheri Oteri and French Stewart? So good and twisty.
Pontypool (2008) – saw this just as I thought i had seen enough zombie movies. I was wrong. I rushed out and read the book, movie is better. Stephen McHattie is my new favorite voice.
Ravenous (1999) – I’ve seen it mentioned in a couple IAHTKYs, everyone should watch it. What a cast, and the soundtrack is unforgettable, though you may want to …
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
Funny Games (either version) – even Michael Haneke thinks I’m wrong to enjoy it, but I do.
The Fog (2005). Everyone else seemed to hate it, but I thought it wasn’t half bad.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) – glam-rock opera by DePalma. Honestly, this belongs in the under-rated category.
5. Send us to four places on the Internet!
Review In Haiku – 17 syllable movie reviews.
Rathergood.com – from the twisted mind of Joel Veitch who gave us Quizno’s spongemonkeys!
Itcamefromschenectady.com – sponsors cult films and oddities at our local historic movie palace.