Got the house to myself for the night and I'm spending it whacking back a few beers and sitting on the computer, so I figured now was as good a time as any for another little drunken Q&A. I posted a call for questions over on the Freddy In Space Facebook page a couple hours ago, so let's see what you folks have come up with!
That sounds like a divine triple threat to me. When are you gonna invite me over for one of these, Elliot?
If I had to pick my own triple feature of similarly themed flicks, I'd have to go with a little cabin in the woods night; Friday Part 4, Cabin Fever and of course, The Cabin In The Woods. Optimally, this would be enjoyed while pounding beers, in a cabin, in the woods. Either that or a kids vs evil triple feature, with The Gate, The Monster Squad and Joe Dante's The Hole (has ANYONE seen that movie yet?!).
Only if you PROMise to put out, James. Now everyone go pick up the Prom Night 2 shirt James is speaking of from Fright Rags!! I just drunk dialed Mary Lou's number. And it's totally in service.
Cuddle up on the couch with Adam Green's Frozen, would be my advice!
This is a great fucking question. So great in fact that I don't think I even have an answer. Totally lame, I know. Let me think about that one though.
Yep, it does suck. Here's the thing about Bruce. He's an incredible actor, when he's got good material. But he seems to keep wanting to do these lame movies that he comes up with and writes. Hell, I talked with Don Coscarelli (name drop!) at a convention a few years back and he told me Bruce didn't want to do Bubba Ho-Tep 2, because he wanted to continue making his own little movies. Shit like Screaming Brain and My Name Is Bruce. I guess if he's happy doing that stuff, more power to him. But he proved with Bubba Ho-Tep that he's got serious chops, and I wish he'd do more stuff like that. Back to My Name Is Bruce for a second. That movie frustrates me so much. Such a brilliant idea, and yet so poorly executed. There's absolutely no reason that movie shouldn't be awesome and yet, it's just not.
That line from Shark Attack 3 : Megalodon about eating pussy comes immediately to mind. Aside from that, the 69'ing scene from History Of Violence always makes me feel awkward whenever I watch it with someone else in the room.
Probably Anthony Perkins. And I'd ask him to please wear a rubber, so we could all continue having him in our lives for as long as possible. But seriously. That's a serious question and it deserves a serious answer. So I'd have to go with Bela Lugosi. I'd ask him what he thought of Martin Landau's performance in Ed Wood, and how much of the characterization was true to life. And then we'd do hard drugs together.
Oh, hello again Sarah! Since I'm comfortable with my sexuality, I can comfortably answer this question. And my answer would have to be Bill Moseley. Something about that dude is just sexy, whether he's got a big thick beard or he's clean shaven, or even if he's got his exposed brain nestled inside a fishbowl atop his head (oh snap, Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 reference!). Is it just me, ladies?!
I actually prefer Freddy when he's comical, but I'd have to go with the original on this one. He was fairly dark in New Nightmare too, though I didn't dig that trench coat or boney hand/glove all that much. Totally appreciate that movie these days though, a lot moreso than I did when I was younger. I really like that very brief bit in Freddy vs Jason where Freddy burst out of the water, looking like a creepy ass devil, and was super mad and evil. Kinda wish there was more of that in there because that was so badass.
Asking a horror fan for their favorite Kurt Russell movie is a bit like asking a horror fan what horror movie has the best practical effects of all time; the answer to both is always The Thing!!
Good question. It's a bit of a tough one to answer though, because I can state cases for both sides of the story here. I've seen countless occasions where washed up horror stars are put into movies because the people making them know they can not only get them, but also because they know that having a known name attached to their shitty movie will get a few people to see it. Hell I even talked to Stu Charno (name drop #2!) at a convention about this, over a couple Blue Moon's, and he admitted that he knows some filmmakers only want him to be in their movies because he was in a Friday The 13th flick. He seemed kinda sad about it too.
On the other side of the coin though, people with talent like Rob Zombie & Adam Green put folks like Sid Haig & Tony Todd into their movies because of their talents, rather than their star power, which is awesome to see. It's situations like those, where true fans of these guys put them into their movies, where those actors actually get solid acting work, rather than just being used to slap their name on the DVD cover. With guys like Zombie & Green, they're getting to direct some of their childhood heroes, so that's really cool for them and also for us, because there's that respect level there where they want to give them the best material they can.
So it really depends on the movie/filmmaker. Sometimes these guys are put in for good reasons, other times they're just being used to make money.
Scariest one for me is the slaughterhouse with Leatherface. No one quite scares me like Leatherface does. And I've always had a serious fear of getting murdered with a chainsaw. Not a fun way to go. As for which I think I could survive, I could totally outrun the Tall Man and his old balls.
Big thanks to everyone who asked questions, sorry I couldn't answer them all. Had a blast doing this, as always. So again, thanks for giving me something fun to do on a night like this, where I'm sitting home alone with my cats and some booze. Until next time, I now pass out!!