Whenever I've got the house to myself, and a few beers by my side, I always like to do little Q&A sessions here on Freddy In Space. Keeps me from getting too bored and lonely. So I sent out a call for questions on the Facebook page a couple hours back, and it's now time to answer some of those questions. Let's see what you folks came up with this time!!
I'm gonna have to go Bea Arthur on this one, only cause she was in the military back in the day. At least I think she was. Or am I thinking of someone else? Totally unrelated, save for the fact that it's another old woman from another old TV show, but Rebecca Schull, who played Fay on Wings, actually shops at the store I work at. I've yet to work up the courage to say something to her, but I've rung her up several times. Used to love Wings when I was in high school. Random answer to a random question, seems only right!
A lot of people assume that just because you like horror films, that you really only like horror films. Or movies where people are getting killed, at least. Which may be true for some, but I like a little bit of everything when it comes to movies. If it's got a good story, I don't care if it's a drama, a comedy or a sappy as can be romantic movie ... I'll enjoy it. I will say though that most of the time when I sit down to watch a movie, I choose a horror movie. Just what I dig most of all.
When I look back on my childhood, I remember renting a lot of VHS tapes, but not really owning too many of them. At least when it comes to horror movies. The one tape I can remember owning and watching all the time was Princess Bride, which I've probably seen more than any other movie. Don't know that it was the first I ever owned, but it's the first that comes to mind. Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters and Neverending Story are some other VHS tapes that had a strong presence in my childhood.
I am very excited about a potential sequel to Prometheus, and I'd love to see it answer some of the questions that the first one left us pondering. I would also love to see it delve more into the Xenomorphs, and feature them prominently. Dare I say, I'd almost like to even see it be somewhat in the realm of a remake to Alien, with the Xenomorphs as the stars of the show. From what I've heard though, the plan seems to be that the sequel will even further distance itself from all that stuff. Which could be cool too.
I've always been partial to Bill Moseley, both as an actor and a human being. Like I've said in the past, I just wish he'd get more well written roles in better movies. Because when he's given the opportunity to really shine, boy does he shine.
I think Monster Squad really only works if it's the standard Universal Monsters. Nothing about a remake of that movie excites me, and I really don't see it ever happening. Maybe an animated version of it would be fun though. Could definitely see that happening, only under a different title.
Would love to see Elves finally get a DVD release. Love that movie so much, and it would be great to see it get some more exposure. I forget which blogger it was (sorry!), but I remember reading that someone described it as the Christmas version of Troll 2 ... with Nazis ... which is pretty much the perfect way to sum it up. Throw it on Blu-ray, with Dan Haggerty commentary, and I'd buy more than one copy. I hear there's even an extended European cut out there somewhere, which would be nice to see.
Most prized item? Probably my Trick 'r Treat bust from Brian Dunn.
Celeb I'd most like to meet? Elvira. Gotta cross off that bucket list goal of resting my head on her boobies. Sorry Jen, just something I gotta do!
Hatchet on VHS, with the Fright Rags art, would be pretty epic!
Absolutely not, those days are over. But I do think Elm Street will soon get a reboot, Hulk and Spiderman style, with a new actor taking on the role of Freddy. Mark my words.
Hey, that's my brother! Yeaaa, paranormal/possession movies have pretty much dominated the genre for the past couple years, at least on the theatrical front, and I'm definitely ready for the genre to get back to good old fashioned human on human action. We've got The Collection and Chainsaw 3D coming up, so that should satiate a bit of that blood lust. Hopefully 2013 brings with it a whole lot less of the haunted mumbo jumbo. It's enough already!
Hostel 4D. You're strapped into your seat, and dealt simulated versions of the torture the characters in the film receive. Might be fun. But seriously, I could see something like the aforementioned Prometheus sequel being in 4D. I'd be up for that!
Ooh, good question. Hm. Oh, I know. Amityville Horror. The world needs a Fright Rags Amityville shirt!
I'd be very happy to see a new generation of children embrace My Pet Monster. With the kiddie monster craze in full swing, I think it's time.
That old lady from The Shining was pretty hot. But we'll go with Linnea Quigley in Return of the Living Dead. Typical answer, I know, but it just doesn't get any better than that. Actually, ya know what. I'm gonna go with the Bathory scene in Hostel 2. Blood covered boobs ... mhmm, that does it for me!
The answer to this question, no matter the options, is never Zelda. I'd rather be trapped in a room with a demonically possessed Adolf Hitler than Zelda. I can barely stand to merely watch her on film!
Hell yea. If I wrote a Critters remake, it would be a total old school throwback style flick. Small town, kids discover Critters, kids are the only thing that stand between Critters and world domination. Fun and scary, something like The Gate. Practical effects all around.
This is something that I've struggled with for many years, balancing the blog and spending time with the wife. I used to be totally consumed by the blog, to the point that I'd pretty much be on the computer all the time, but I've recently learned to just kinda work on it while she's off at work, or asleep, and spend time with her when we're home together. That said, I still probably do spend a little too much time on the computer, but that's just something I've gotta do. I'm really not happy unless I'm giving the blog and everyone who reads it the most attention I can possibly give, so it's still a tough struggle. But I take it day by day, and get as much done as I can when I've got free time to myself to do so. Everyone who reads and supports this blog means the absolute world to me, and I mean that. There's truly nothing I'd rather do in my free time than be on the computer, talking to and posting for you all. If I could spend the rest of my life doing this, and make even a moderately decent living doing it, I'd be one very happy man.
Ooh, vintage commercial ... nice! Like 'em both, but I prefer Mounds. In fact, that's probably my favorite chocolate candy bar. I prefer mounds over nuts, what can I say?
As always, huge thanks to everyone who asked a question. Let's do it again soon, shall we?!