Horror Blog friend Pax Romano of Billy Loves Stu has created a very interesting thing over at his site called The First Ever Billy Loves Stu Meme for Horror Bloggers. Now, I have to admit that it looks really fun and I always love answering these kinds of questions so I decided to give it a spin. That way, if the meme ever takes off… I can confidently say that I helped in the process. What exactly is this meme, I’ll let Pax handle that:
“I thought it might be a nifty idea, if I created a Meme for horror bloggers to complete so that the next time someone stumbles across the electronic journal of a burgeoning Pauline Kael, or Stephen King-wanna-be; the reader might get a better idea of where this bloody blogger is coming from.”
1: In Ten Words or Less, Describe Your Blog:
A twisted, pointless, intellectual journey through a horror fan’s mind.
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)
I was born in the Post Modern Era in 1990 although there are times in which I wish I were born in the Slasher Era or even the Halloween Era. The films of the 90s weren’t bad but because a lot of them were so cliché ridden, it paved the way for the Remake Era.
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?
This is a very tough question because I would want to take Chris Hargensen just because she is a blonde although, knowing me, I would probably end up with Sue Snell. Which isn’t bad… I guess but I would totally want Chris over Sue. Sue is a bitch.
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?
I would hopefully be in control of Universal Pictures but my dream horror project would be to adapt Terror Vision and They Live into a 80s throwback film. It would be sort of a tribute to 80s horror in which the money would go towards creating practical effects and matte paintings. It would be filmed on real film and it would have a message pertaining to the 80s MTV/yuppie culture.
5: What horror film "franchise" that others have embraced, left you cold?
Probably Saw. I loved the first one and I found the second one to be good but the rest left me confused, laughing my ass off and face-palming myself. It’s as if the writers were trying to play Catch Up with their own plot because it got so damn ridiculous.
6: Is Michael Bay the Antichrist?
No. He is a douche and a Hollywood genius. Aside from the remakes, I found all of his films to be very entertaining and very action-packed. But in terms of the remakes, he understands that today’s generation is willing to pay a lot of money to see these shitty remakes so why not dish more of them out. He is comfortable with demons though.
7: Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Frankenstein Monster - which one of these classic villains scares you, and why?
Probably The Wolf Man because as a child, we lived across from a forest preserve that would get pretty foggy at night. I would always imagine some large Wolf Man bolting out of the forest and into my house. It was one of my biggest fear.
8: Tell me about a scene from a NON HORROR Film that scares the crap out of you:
The most vivid memory of a non-horror movie scaring the shit out of me had to have come from Toy Story. It was the scene in which all of Sid’s toys rebel against him and then Woody’s head turns all the way around and talks to him. It was horrifying.
9: Baby Jane Hudson invites you over to her house for lunch. What do you bring?
Probably a dead rat. Although I would prepare my dead rat a little more elegantly then Jane did.
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.
To be honest, the biggest reason why I blog is because I was bored and I needed something to do. Other than that, I just love writing ever since I can remember… or since Stephen King has pushed me into that direction.
11: What would you have brought to Rosemary Woodhouse's baby shower?
Holy water and probably a mobile consisting of upside down crucifixes, smiling devils and pitchforks.
12: Godzilla vs The Cloverfield Monster, who wins?
As a die-hard Cloverfield fan I have to say that Godzilla would probably win. Not necessarily because of strength or height but because Godzilla has the ability to breath fire. Now, since Clover is just a baby and he’s about the same height as Godzilla, if the match were between Godzilla and Clover’s mother… I’d have to say Clover’s mother.
13: If you found out that Rob Zombie was reading your blog, what would you post in hopes that he read it?
“Rob, you are a decent director who created a name for yourself in the horror industry. Please, please, please, for the love of all things good and holy, go back to making original redneck horror movies and leave the classic films alone. You don’t have the ability to direct a good remake. Your not #1 fan – Rick”
14: What is your favorite NON HORROR FILM, and why?
Titanic. It was the first movie that I pointed at and said, “I want to make movies like that.” Since then, I studied the way films were made and Titanic was sort of my bridge to becoming a filmmaker.
15: If blogging technology did not exist, what would you be doing?
I would probably just end up writing reviews and posting them to forums and IMDb. Also, I would probably just keep a journal of some kind where I would jot down my thoughts.