Welcome yet again to a classic edition of Howdy’s Hot Seat, the little blood-spattered corner where we have a chat and let the rest of the world find out a little bit about one of our valued site members. Today’s special guest is our own special bundle of petrol-driven rusty metal, ChainSaW80.
So, while the pincers are still hot and there’s a charge in the electric shock machine let’s get on with the interrogation, I mean friendly interview.
Let’s start with an easy one. What are your 3 favourite horror films and more importantly why are they your favourites?
The Exorcist, not because it’s my favorite movie to because frankly I still find it very disturbing and creepy to this day and that is why it is my favorite horror movie.
The Shining (1980) I just love this movie. How can you not enjoy watching Jack Nicholson go completely mad in one of his best performances ever put on film.
Jaws because I could just watch this movie over and over. But one of my favorite things about it is Spielberg’s amazing filmmaking, he builds suspense like a master although the amazing score helped also.
What would you say is the biggest draw of horror? Why do you like horror films?
Well honestly, I used to hate horror movies (at least I thought I did). I think it stems back to my childhood. I remember the horrible feeling I got in the pit of my stomach when my dad made me watch Indiana Jones and Temple Of Doom when they cut that snake open and eating the monkey brains, oh and horrifying it was to see that guy get his heart ripped out of his chest! But in 2003 I went to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (go ahead and boo me lol) and I was on the edge of my seat. It made me feel something I had never felt before, a plethora of emotions. Maybe something I was to young to understand before but many movies have made me feel that way since and I have loved horror since.
What don’t you like about the horror genre? Don’t say nothing, there’s always something that bugs even the most rabid fan.
Filmmakers who cross the boundaries of good taste. I am by no mean a prude, I liked Cannibal Holocaust, Inside etc. But if the violence is obviously out of place then it just makes for a bad film IMO.
What keeps you sticking around this wonderfully insane website? Is it the people? The articles? The free beer and Cheetos that are always promised for tomorrow?
Well the news and articles are great but it’s definitely the great folks that roam the forums. Meh is one of the nicest guys I have never met and though there are a few guys from way back that I certainly miss seeing around, this place is still full of friendly and very knowledgeable guys and gals.
Every film fan has a movie that they like but nobody else seems to have heard of. What’s yours? Why should we try and find it?
That’s tough, but awhile back I came across The Fallen aka Alien Predators from 1986 I believe. It’s worth checking out because it’s got that good ole 80’s gore that we all love and how can you resist a film that took two of the greatest sci-fi/horror movies ever and combined their names haha.
I know we’re being inundated with remakes and we all have some complaints about them but if you could remake any horror movie what would it be? Who would you cast in it, direct it ,etc ? Come on let us hear about your dream remake, you’d be in complete control. Would it be a shot for shot or a reboot?
This is all I could come up with but I would love to see Robert Rodriguez should remake Thriller: A Cruel Picture. I loved the movie but It has room for improvement. I think Michelle Rodriguez would make a good leading lady.
While we’re on the subject of remakes, which horror film do you think needs to be remade just because they got it wrong the first time? Why? Where did they go wrong?
Silent Night Deadly Night, I lobe the idea of holiday themed horror and i know there is a lot of folks who like this movie. That was my main reason for seeing it but I thought it was pretty terrible, almost absurd (sorry). It’s a great idea for a holiday slasher and with improved acting, script and updated F/X this movie would rock.
Lets get to the good stuff. Your dark side. What’s your guilty secret horror movie? The one you know you shouldn’t like but just can’t help watching over and over again.
Okay, I really like the House of Wax remake with Paris Hilton. It’s a great movie.
What’s the worst horror film you’ve ever seen? You can take this one how you will. Worst as in most horrific or worst as in just downright terrible.
I only remember bits of this film called Dead Above Ground about this kid who comes back to life to get vengeance on his cruel classmates or something. At any rate, it was terrible.
And finally, before I unlock the shackles and turn off the mind probe, one last question. Who do you want to see in the hot seat next? You pick the next victim, errm interviewee.
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