Tuesday, 27 July 2010


The First Ever Billy Loves Stu Meme for Horror Bloggers
(My answers in bold)

1: In Ten Words or Less, Describe Your Blog:
A: A site for fans of cinema's delicious underbelly.

2: During What Cinematic Era Where you Born?
A: The Classic Horror Era (late 30's to 40's)
B: The Atomic Monster/Nuclear Angst Era (the late 40's through 50's)
C: The Psycho Era ( Early 60's)
D: The Rosemary's Baby Era (Mid to Late 60's)
E: The Exorcism Era (Early to mid 70's)
F: The Halloween Era (Late 70's to Early 80's)
G: The Slasher Era (Mid to late 80's)
H: The Self Referential/Post Modern Era (1990 to 1999)

3: The Carrie Compatibility Question:
(gay men and straight women - make your choice from section A)
A: Billy Nolan or Tommy Ross, who would you take to the prom?
(straight guys and lesbians - make your choice from section B)
B: Sue Snell or Chris Hargensen, who would you take to the prom?

4: You have been given an ungodly amount of money, and total control of a major motion picture studio - what would your dream Horror project be?
A: Stephen King's "It". It's black and white and 90 minutes long. It starts on that rainy night with Georgie's death at the hands of a child molester, then cuts to the present day when we gather the main characters who join forces to deal with the childhood fears that have haunted them forever. When it's time to face the creature in the sewer, it's only Georgie. This story, to me, has ALWAYS been about the death of childhood. THAT is scary.

5: What horror film "franchise" that others have embraced, left you cold?
A: "Saw" is obvious, but it's an honest answer.

6: Is Michael Bay the Antichrist?
A: No, just creatively bankrupt.

7: Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Frankenstein Monster - which one of these classic villains scares you, and why?
A: The Wolfman, 'cause he's us.

8: Tell me about a scene from a NON HORROR Film that scares the crap out of you:
A: The Large Marge scene in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" scared the shit out of me the first time I saw it.

9: Baby Jane Hudson invites you over to her house for lunch. What do you bring?
A: Earplugs.

10: So, between you and me, do you have any ulterior motives for blogging? Come, on you can tell me, it will be our little secret, I won't tell a soul.
A: To develop my writing and to communicate with other like-minded weirdos.

11: What would you have brought to Rosemary Woodhouse's baby shower?
A: A crucifix rattle.

12: Godzilla vs The Cloverfield Monster, who wins?
A: Godzilla. He's an unforgettable creature who's starred in 30 films. I can't even remember what the Cloverfield monster looked like. Plus radioactive breath pretty much trumps everything else.

13: If you found out that Rob Zombie was reading your blog, what would you post in hopes that he read it?
A: Dear Rob, Please leave "Halloween" alone and go back to the hellbillies.

14: What is your favorite NON HORROR FILM, and why?
A: "Rear Window" because it's cinematically perfect and I got caught up in it the first time I saw it more it than I'd ever been engaged in a flick before or since.

15: If blogging technology did not exist, what would you be doing?
A: Keeping volumes of creepy notebooks all to myself.

Friday, 23 July 2010


"99 WOMEN"(1969)
Actors: Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge, Herbert Lom, Maria Rohm
Director: Jesus Franco
DVD Company: Blue Underground

Actors: Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza, Susan Sennett, Brad David, Vince Martorano
Director: Guerdon Trueblood
DVD Company: Subversive Cinema

Actors: Andrew Prine, Jennifer Ashley, Tiffany Bolling, Teda Bracci, Kitty Carl, Mike Mazurki
Director: John Peyser
DVD Company: Dark Sky Films

Actors: Cheri Caffaro, Timothy Brown, Jocelyne Peters, Scott Ellsworth, Fred Vincent
Director: Don Schain
DVD Company: Monterey Video

Actors: Paul Bisciglia, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Patricia Cartier, Michel Herval, Brigitte Lahaie
Director: Jean Rollin
DVD Company: Synapse Films

Actors: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor, Betta St. John
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
DVD Company: Elite

Actors: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson, Riley Mills
Director: David E. Durston
DVD Company: Grindhouse Releasing

Actors: Lyle Waggoner, Mary Wilcox, Christopher Stone
Director: Jacques Lacerte
DVD Company: Shriek Show/Media Blasters/Code Red

Actors: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Elisa Cook Jr., Bennie Robinson
Director: Willard Huyck
DVD Company: Code Red

Actors: Gary Kent, John Stoglin, Stafford Morgan, Suzanne Lund, Greta Gayland, Leah Tate
Director: Don Jones
DVD Company: Shriek Show/Media Blasters/Code Red

Thursday, 8 July 2010

My Top 10 Willy Inducing Moments

As per The Horror Digest, here are My Top 10 Willy Inducing Moments in random order:

1. "PSYCHO" (1960, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)

The look Norman gives the audience... that's right, he looks at the audience, breaking the 4th Wall in such a way that we don't even realize it at the time... at the end of "Psycho". This, mixed with his "I wouldn't even hurt a fly" speech, is shiver time... even before Mother's skull appears in a double exposure.

2. "SESSION 9" (2001, Dir: Brad Anderson)

The final voice over from the reel-to-reel recording of the final session... when we finally hear from the personality known as Simon and discover exactly where he lives... Goose bumps.

3. "DEEP RED" (aka "Profondo Rosso", 1975, Dir: Dario Argento)

Dario Argento's laughing mechanical puppet from one of the essential gialli (that significantly predates that talking, mechanical puppet in "Saw").

4. "SCREAM OF FEAR" (aka "Taste of Fear", 1961, Dir: Seth Holt)

Susan Strasberg discovers her father's corpse (for the first time) in Hammer's excellent "mini-Hitchcock".

5. "INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS" (1956, Dir: Don Siegel)

The pay-off (later) to this innocuous dialogue:

Becky: [laughs] I'm not the high school kid you use to romance, so how can you tell?

Miles: You really want to know?

Becky: Mmm-hmm.

Miles: [after kissing her] Mmmm, you're Becky Driscoll, all right!

6. "PRINCE OF DARKNESS" (1987, dir: John Carpenter)

Those video transmissions; unclear images of something... bad.

7. "LOST HIGHWAY" (1997, dir: David Lynch)

Robert Blake makes a phone call to himself... and answers at the other end.

8. "THE HAUNTING" (1963, Dir: Robert Wise)

The "Whose hand was I holding?" scene.

9. "BLACK CHRISTMAS" (1974, Dir: Bob Clark)

Many moments to choose from in this one, but the eye through the crack in the door has it!

10. "HALLOWEEN" (1978, dir: John Carpenter)

Michael emerges from the darkness behind the world's most famous Final Girl. A semi-slow burn.