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It’s a Horror to Know You:: Lynette Fromme!

May 22nd, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

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. – from the twisted mind of Joel Veitch who gave us Quizno’s spongemonkeys!

Street Art Utopia – sponsors cult films and oddities at our local historic movie palace.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // May 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Yikes on Helter skelter! I remember the end of the first part where they made it seem like Manson stopped a watch with his mind and then they just froze on his smiling face? Flipped me out. It was if he had supernatural powers and I was not digging it. Steve Railsback is perfect in the part and it’s always good to see Marilyn Burns!

    I love that “It’s Alive” spot! I really miss commercials that do not use any scenes from the actual movie. They really get your imagination going (Like the Halloween 3 witch mask spot- it’s awesome)

    Good to know about Surveillance! I remember the DVD case and I just assumed it was more of an action/ heist type thing and passed it up. Now I’ll make sure to check it out. Also nice to see the “Ravenous” love train still chugging! I’m in total agreement with “Pontypool”. I thought that one was fascinating and so original. Lots of good picks here Lynette! Thank you!

  • 2 cmcmcmcmNo Gravatar // May 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I didn’t see Helter Skelter till high school but it totally freaked me out then! I totally remember that watch stopping part Unk! That was freaky!

    The It’s Alive TV spot totally scared the crap out of me too! So when I went to bed I thought I would be safe from it, but lo and behold the radio spot for it came on one night while I was falling asleep to the radio! I was terrified!

    I’m also a huge fan of Pontypool and Phantom of the Paradise – and Surveillance and Ravenous are going on my long long IAHTKY rec list.

  • 3 Francisco Ponce PalmeroNo Gravatar // May 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    The phantom of Paradise and The fog (2005) in the same category!!!??? something is definitely wrong…

    interestong the thing about trailers that don’t use scenes from the actual film, I remember ine of them in Spain in the summer of 1984 for Children of the corn related to children fears

  • 4 Paul Dale HillNo Gravatar // May 23, 2012 at 3:52 am

    i remember watching helter skelter in it’s first run on tv. they did the red “HS” logo from the book at commercial breaks. i saw that logo embedded in my vision while looking out windows or at the wall. kinda like looking at a picture of a green devil, but seeing a red one when you look away. scared the fuckin shit out of me both nights the movie was on. seems this was one of the first multi night tv movies, but i don’t know for sure. i blame many things for my general madness, but that logo stamp is seriously embedded in my brain. along with the entire Family story.

  • 5 OublietteNo Gravatar // May 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Wow. Forgot about this one! Helter Skelter the 70’s movie. Going back to one of my fav. sites, 6 Degrees of Helter Skelter is a must. Also Steve Railsback in Ed Gein, this man is a master of the genre.

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