Saturday, November 1, 2014

45 "GREAT HORROR MOVIES" QUESTIONNAIRE

Hat tip to ‪KillerPOV for sharing their Facebook horror survey. 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!




1) SLASHERS OR ZOMBIES?
I think 10 years ago I would have said zombies, but they've reached a level of over-saturation in popular media today. I'll go with good 'ol slashers.
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2) WES CRAVEN OR JOHN CARPENTER?
Carpenter's made as many great American masterpieces as Howard Hawks. As much as I enjoy Wes Craven, you could never say that about his oeuvre..

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3) PERSONAL FAVORITE SCREAM QUEEN
Linda Blair come HERETIC time '77 and after. Made me feel like I might "Pazuzu" in my trousers. Mamma mia me likey so much!
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4) DO POLITICS & HORROR MIX?
AB-SO-LUTELY.
Cronenberg's adaptation of Stephen King's THE DEAD ZONE.
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5) FAVORITE FULL MOON PICTURES RELEASE
TOURIST TRAP (1979)

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6) IS GORE NECESSARY FOR A GOOD HORROR FILM?
Not at all. Just look at PULSE (KAIRO), BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, or the original THE HAUNTING. Hell, anything pre-1960s. Mood is everything.
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7) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OF ROMERO'S "DEAD" FILMS?
DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) personally. Though NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) is undeniably the best.

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8) ARE THERE ANY TRENDS IN HORROR YOU DON'T LIKE?
All demonic possessions being depicted the same.. Found footage movies about hauntings.. to just name two.
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9) ZOMBIES: FAST OR SLOW?
Slow strutting preferably.

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10) IF YOU COULD MEET ANY HORROR DIRECTOR, WHO WOULD IT BE?
George A. Romero. The man's work made as big of an impression on my psyche as Spielberg & Disney growing up.
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11) FAVORITE FILM IN THE ALIEN QUADRILOGY
ALIENS (1986). The second one. I genuinely love every entry in the Alien saga. (AVP movies don't count). I even appreciated the much maligned PROMETHEUS (2012). Can't think of another film franchise I can say that about.



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12) WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DRACULA?
Bela!!! Bellissimo!


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13) CREEPIEST SCENE IN ANY HORROR MOVIE
Couldn't just pick one.



  • Infected in church suddenly sit up & stare - 28 DAYS LATER (2003)
  • Squealing newly formed pod-people - INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
  • Count Orlok slowly moving through the doorway - NOSFERATU (1922)
  • Stumbling into feeding lair / blood pool - THE DESCENT (2005)
  • Lurching female ghost in hallway - PULSE (2001)


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14) FAVORITE HORROR REMAKE
John Carpenter's THE THING (1982)
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15) WHAT HORROR FILM WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE REMADE?
I don't think anyone's done DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS quite right yet.
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16) FAVORITE HORROR FILM YOU THINK NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER SEEN
THE QUIET FAMILY (1998). Kim Jeewoon's fiendishly dark debut.
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17) GREATEST SCREAM QUEEN OF ALL TIME
Jamie Lee Curtis. Duh.
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18) WHAT MOVIE SCARED YOU MOST AS A CHILD THAT SHOULD BE HORROR?
Walter Murch's RETURN TO OZ (1985)

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19) WHAT SCENE IN A HORROR MOVIE MADE YOU A LITTLE QUEASY?
Shaving infected legs in CABIN FEVER (2002)... Barfaroni.
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20) FAVORITE FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIE
JASON LIVES (1986)


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21) FAVORITE HORROR PARODY/SATIRE
DRACULA DEAD AND LOVING IT (1995)

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22) JASON OR FREDDY?
Shit-talkin' Freddy

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23) FAVORITE TROMA RELEASE
James Gunn's TROMEO & JULIET (1997)
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24) DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR HORROR MOVIE YOU ONLY REMEMBER A SCENE OR IMAGE FROM, BUT DON'T REMEMBER THE TITLE OF? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
I remember seeing part of a movie on TV as a kid where a woman either turned into a giant spider or had a giant spider for a pet. It wasn't in black & white and I remember the spider effects were very scary to me. It looked like it was from the 80s or late 70s. I can't find it anywhere.
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25) FAVORITE MADE-FOR-TV HORROR MOVIE
Carpenter's SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME! (1978)

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26) HOW LONG SHOULD A HORROR MOVIE LAST?
It's always good to aim for an hour and 20 mins
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27) DO YOU LIKE COMEDY IN YOUR HORROR MOVIES?
Indeed I do. Whether it's knowing or unintentional, I just like to laugh

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28) DO YOU MIND HAVING CG EFFECTS IN HORROR?
Not at all. I especially appreciate it if it's used to augment already decent practical effects or if it's used in an innovative way. Practical or computerized, I'm usually very forgiving of FX as long as the storytelling is good

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29) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE "UNIVERSAL MONSTER"?
Dracula

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30) MOST SHOCKING HORROR MOVIE MEMORY FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD
Philip Kaufman's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978). Specifically that ending. My sister and I saw it in elementary school & couldn't sleep afterwards.

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31) ARGENTO OR FULCI?
Dario. Goblins. Dario. Goblins. Dario. (infinity)

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32) FAVORITE TEXAS CHAINSAW MOVIE
Is this a trick question? Tobe Hooper's original of course..

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33) SHOCKUMENTARIES/MONDO MOVIES?
Not at all.. I don't like to see real death & exploitation.
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34) WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE LAST YEAR?
Rob Zombie's LORDS OF SALEM (2013)

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35) DO YOU MIND SHOT-ON-VIDEO PSEUDO-REALITY FOUND FOOTAGE?
No. Especially when it's done well




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36) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOREIGN HORROR MOVIE-PRODUCING COUNTRY?
I used to say Japan but now I'm leaning towards South Korea

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37) DAVID HEDISON OR JEFF GOLDBLUM AS THE FLY?
Chef Goldblum.. no competition

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38) IS NUDITY NECESSARY FOR A GOOD HORROR MOVIE?
No. Same answer as before with the question about gore

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39) WHICH REMAKE WOULD YOU RATHER SUFFER THROUGH: THE FOG, PROM NIGHT, OR SHUTTER?
SHUTTER i guess

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40) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY-BASED HORROR MOVIE?
HALLOWEEN (1978) and GREMLINS (1984)


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41) DAVID LYNCH OR M. NIGHT SHYMALAN?
I remain a Shyamalan fan but David Lynch is one of the great American artists

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42) FOR BOOKS MADE INTO MOVIES WHO'S BETTER- STEPHEN KING OR H.P. LOVECRAFT?
Stephen King. Though even half of his don't translate well to screen

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43) ROB ZOMBIE OR ELI ROTH?
Zombie

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44) DO YOU LIKE ANY OF THE BASED-ON-A-VIDEO GAME HORROR MOVIES?
I like RESIDENT EVIL one, two, & five. Other than that I don't like many more. Based on the original source material, SILENT HILL (2006) should have been the best horror film of the last decade. But they blew it

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45) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
Argento's SUSPIRIA (1977)

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