It’s a Horror to Know You: M.Yowhan!
1. What is the first film that ever scared you?
Earliest horror movie memory would be the twins in the hall scene from The Shining, even though I didn’t see the entire film until years later, in my 20s. Pet Sematary (I read the book as a preteen, and then later saw the move. Zelda to this day horrifies me). Also, while it’s not a film, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video would horrify me everytime it came on TV. I would just run out of the room.
2. What is the last film that scared you?
Insidious. This film was built up to me by my sister, who also loves horror films, and BOY did it deliver. And close second, Paranormal Activity 2. I thought the first one was a complete waste of time with very little thrills, but somehow the second one turned me around and genuinely freaked me out.
3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.
The Others – Beautifully shot, great acting by the children, beautiful production values and at the same time creepy)
Terror Train – Great cast, lot of fun death scenes and costumes, and something about being trapped on a train with a murderer, that claustrophobic feel of cant’ really escaping really makes the film.
The Blair Witch Project – One of those 90s films that you either love or hate, that I find genuinely mind-screwing. I don’t recall any other film that was like this before it came out, but it has been the most mimicked since then.
4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.
Tourist Trap – Have a weird love/hate thing with this movie. It’s not a GREAT movie, but the creepiness, the beautiful/eerie score by Pino Donaggio, it somehow works.
The Legacy – Roger Daltrey, people that morph into cats, and the British countryside. Love this movie!
The Giant Claw – Not really a “horror” movie, but one of the most underrated monster movies I think of the past. Aside from the ridiculous effects of the Giant Claw bird/creature itself, the rest of the film is actually pretty well done, and well acted. But I do have a special love for that goofy prehistoric bird on a string.
5. Send us to five places on the Internet! (Include the URLs!)
5. Send us to five places on the internet!
O.T.I.S. (Odd Things I’ve Seen)…This site ran by JW Ocker is a lot of fun. He covers everything from sites where Stephen King based his films on, to outlandish burial places and weird museums around the world. Really fun with a lot of great photos from all his travels.
Dinosaur Dracula – run by the awesome Matt of former X-E site, Matt focuses on fun, sometimes gross toys of the 80s, rare low budget movie collectibles (everytime he features an item from “CONGO“, I’m a happy girl) , and expresses his love for Tim Curry and The Golden Girls. What more do you want?
The Digital Bits – Great DVD reviews and news about upcoming releases of all kinds.
Wackbag.com – An Opie and Anthony Show message board, nothing else to say. Great place if you’re a fan of the show.
Colin Kane – an up and coming comedian who’s hilarious and hot at the same time. Check him out!
Oh man – thanks for posting the Thriller video. It’s been a while since I’ve seen that.
I totally remember when it had it’s world premier – my sister and I and some friends went over to someone’s house and we all huddled around the TV waiting for it to come on. It was totally spectacular back then – and it really is still pretty creepy.
My Dad mistakingly (it was moms bowling night so she wasn’t home) let me watch the premier of the Thriller video. I was 3 years old and loved the album as my mom played it often. According to my parents, The part where he turns into the werewolf freaked me out and I had nightmares for weeks. My mom was not too pleased with my dad on that one. His defense was ” I didn’t think it would be that scary.”