Saturday, July 24, 2010

The First Ever Billy Loves Stu Meme for Horror Bloggers

Over at Billy Loves Stu, Pax has issued a meme (how is that pronounced? Me-me or mehm?) to horror bloggers, so here's my shot at it. Now, I'm not a horror blogger but scary movies have long been a part of my life, and I've seen a LOT of them from the time I was but a tot (early kindertrauma: seeing Night Of The Living Dead with a way-too-tolerant babysitter)! Anyway, here goes:

1: In Ten Words or Less, Describe Your Blog:

Varied and random, friendly and gay, (but straight-friendly). Joan!

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
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)

Exorcism Era, baby! And thanks to quite a few older siblings, I pretty much LIVED Dazed And Confused!

3: The Carrie Compatibility Question:
(gay men and straight women - make your choice from section A)
A: Billy Nolan or Tommy Ross, who would y
ou 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?
I'd have to go with Billy Nolan. I love Tommy but bad guys are more fun. But I'd reeaallyy rather be escorted by Jack from Friday The 13th-he's just got it ALL, as far as I'm concerned!

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?
Honestly, I'd take that loot and do tons of research for the missing/lost Joan Crawford footage from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte and reconstruct it (digitally "finishing up" the few scenes she didn't film) and release it on DVD. It's the great "lost" film of her glorious career...

5: What horror film "franchise" that others have embraced, left you cold?

Saw and Hostel. I made an effort to see them (the first 3 Saws and both Hostels) when I had free premium cable, and not only were they UTTERLY non-scary, I found myself faintly disgusted that anyone might actually want to see such vile crap.

6: Is Michael Bay the Antichrist?
No, that would give him an otherworldly stature he doesn't deserve. He's just a talent-free hack. Ditto Eli Roth, even more so.

7: Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Frankenstein Monster - which one of these classic villains scares you, and why:
Probably because you just can't really reason with him! Whereas vampires are sorta sexy, and I always felt bad for Frankenstein's Monster, he's a sad case. Also, Pennywise's appearance as the Wolfman in Stephen King's IT is an absolutely terrifying moment in that book.

8: Tell me about a scene from a NON HORROR Film that scares the crap out of you:

Schindler's List, when the lights go off in the shower. Unbearable. No pictures for this one, I just can't. The things human beings can do to one another. And are still doing. I actually rose halfway out of my seat in the theater when I saw this for the first-and only-time.

9: Baby Jane Hudson invites you over to her house for lunch. What do you bring?
Absinthe, lots of theory is, if I get her super drunk, she'll pass out, and then I can rescue her sister Blanche!

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.

I just like to talk about stuff that makes me feel good, be it a book, a movie or anything else worth mentioning. I love hearing people's takes on things, even if (or maybe, especially if) their reactions differ from mine!

11: What would you have brought to Rosemary Woodhouse's baby shower?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.

12: Godzilla vs The Cloverfield Monster, who wins?
You Go-jira!

13: If you found out that Rob Zombie was reading your blog, what would you post in hopes that he read it?
Work with different writers. And get a haircut!

14: What is your favorite NON HORROR FILM, and why?

That's impossible! I don't know...Kung Pow: Enter The Fist? "Chosen One! Weeooweeooweeoo!" It's possibly the stupidest movie ever made, but I saw it twice in the theater, and probably about 20 times ever since, and I always giggle like a simpleton throughout. Wait, should I have said 'Citizen Kane'? Can I change my answer?

15: If blogging technology did not exist, what would you be doing?
Sitting on the couch, watching TV (preferably in a slightly altered state).


Simon said...

On that Schindler's List scene, we were watching it in history class right before the bell rang on Friday, and on Monday we had a sub who didn't know where we left off, so she just started right before the shower scene, despite our protests that she was a sadistic witch. That was a very bad weekend.

I wish I could do this, but I'm not a horror blogger.

Rob said...

Simon, neither am I. Do it anyway.

Pax Romano said...

Rob, I am so glad you decided to play along! I love your choices (amen to the Schindler's List scene). Oh and hand's off Jack from Camp Crystal Lake, I saw him first! ;)

Stephen said...

Great Meme & insightful & funny answers!
I wanna play!
Sometimes my blog is a horror, but I am not a horror blogger, alas.

Pax Romano said...

Stephen, by all means - have at it!

Rob said...

Thanks Pax! This was really fun! And Stephen, delighted to hear from you (and neither am I, technically, but that didn't stop me)!
(Oh and Pax, can't we share? I'll hang out with him on odd days and you can have him on the evens--apparently there's a lot of Jack to go around!))

Sadako said...

Hah. LOVE your Rosemary's Baby answer. Such a great one.

Will Errickson said...

Nice shout-out to It. Didn't Pennywise appear as all the Universal monsters? I recall one tiny anecdote where a kid standing on a bridge over a frozen lake saw the Mummy way out on the ice sloooowly coming towards him. *brrrr*

Rob said...

Why thanks, Sadako! Delightful to hear from you!
And ditto, Will, and you're spot on about the Mummy showing up on the ice, gawd that's a terrifying moment in the book!.
And I just realized (!) Creature from the Black Lagoon shows up too, when the poor abused kid is sleeping out by the river...and it pulls his head OFF! Yikes.