Good evening all. I hope you are well.
To continue on with a week of horror, I have a very special guest on my blog. Lexi Lefevre, who has been on once before on Writing Corner, agreed to come back as she is a horror fan. So without further a do…
Welcome back to my blog, Lexi. It was fun last time, but this time, it is a little extra special as the theme is horror. This will be broken up into sections, the first general questions and then finish off with a few games. To start things off, how is Lexi and how are you finding Autumn in Canada?
The weather change has been messing with my health, as usual. Having a cold is never fun—unless you’re using your ailment to keep people away from your personal space. xD
Other than that, I love autumn. Sweaters, hoodies, pleather jackets, and boots. Crunchy leaves, leafy mountains to jump onto like a lovely bed from nature, and seasonal drinks start coming back. I don’t care for pumpkin spice, but the cooling weather is a reminder that flavours like peppermint mocha will be available soon.
What was the first horror movie you remember watching?
It was either Child’s Play or Poltergeist. Even though I’m a 90s kid, I grew up watching mostly 80s Horror.
Do you have a favourite horror movie?
Not really. I have favourites within its sub-genres, but not any one in general. Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Evil Dead, Final Destination, Poltergeist, Carrie, and Scream are some of them. None of which are the remakes, of course.
We both have a love for the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Out of all the movies you have seen from the collection, what is your favourite scene out of all the movies?
My favourite scene is from the very first movie. Glenn should’ve listened to Nancy, but if he did, we never would’ve gotten that crazy death scene. I don’t care that the amount of blood wasn’t realistic. It. Was. Awesome. Although, the claymation in Dream Warriors is also pretty cool.
If you was an antagonist in your own horror film/book, what would be your choice of weapon?
The ability to be flawlessly deceptive. I’m such a bad liar. xD I couldn’t even keep a straight face when an old friend wanted me to lie about her social life. BTW, it wasn’t lively as she made it sound. I probably made that obvious when people wanted me to confirm her popularity. Stutters and repressed giggles don’t make a lie effective. Just saying. xD I’d want my literary villain self to be sweet and likable, but also terrifyingly manipulative. Growing up, my sweetness kept people from suspecting me of doing anything wrong. If my friends played an innocent game of keep-away, they often handed me the item—to hide it. Whenever they asked the kid why they never accused me, their response was always along the lines of, “she’s too nice! You guys are d*cks!” When I revealed it was me who had it, they still said, “aww, it’s okay.” I even got hugs. xD The others usually got slapped. Team Lexi shirts, anyone?
We have spoken in the past about Lexi: The Horror Story, a project that I am keeping close to my chest, but if you were to have your way, would you prefer a happy ending, horrific ending or a bitter-suite one?
It depends on the story and the victims. I’d go with whichever works best.
Can you think of eight songs (including artist) that would fit perfectly into a horror story? (Note: I may pinch these for Lexi: The Horror Story)
xD It really depends on the story. I’m the kind of person who loves to hear Classical music or something that feels like it’s from a simple yet classy time—during a horrific scene. If people are running away from the antagonist, I’d like to hear something heavier.
“Symphony No. 1” by Johannes Brahms (played by The Cleveland Orchestra with George Szell)
“Symphony No. 12” by Dmitri Shostakovich (played by Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Guiseppe Verdi with Oleg Caetani)
“Turangalila-symphonie” by Oliver Messiaen (played by the BBC Philharmonic with Yan Pascal Tortelier)
“The Comedown” by Bring Me The Horizon
“Fist Wrapped in Blood” by Silverstein
That’s only 5. Nothing else is coming to mind. I don’t know enough about this story to pick its music. xD
We have spoken about films, but now let’s move onto books. What is your favourite horror story in book form?
I’m not sure. I’ve been listening to mostly “true” stories written by people on the internet.
Is there any one book/film/poem you have read or watched that you thought, damn, wish I came up with that horror idea?
Nightmare on Elm Street. The thought of not being safe in your dreams is terrifying. It brings a different perspective to dying in your sleep. “It was just a dream” does not apply to Freddy.
Are there any television series in the horror genre that has you gripped right now?
None. I used to be addicted to Supernatural and American Horror Story but I don’t know when and where to watch the former, and refuse to subscribe to FX—just to watch AHS. I do watch Damien, and intend to check out The Exorcist. I missed the pilot.
Your ideal mash up of the Horror Genre, if you could have any setting and any horror icons in the same story as a one time only event?
I’d love to see a standoff between Chucky, Slappy (original), and Michael Myers in a crowded mall. I think it would be hilarious.
Favourite Horror author/screenwriter?
Stephen King. Even his short stories are enjoyable. (I don’t normally read short stories.)
Favourite horror character?
I don’t have a favourite. Wait. Any character? If so, my favourite is one of the good guys: Ash from Evil Dead.
Horror film/series I must watch?
They’re all terrible!!! The most tolerable one is Chucky, and that’s only ’cause I tower over him. xD Also, he probably doesn’t smell as bad as the others. I’d avoid Jason Voorhees AND Freddy. Chucky’s a doll, so I’d entertain the idea of snogging him if he were properly disinfected. xD
Artist/Band you would want to write the soundtrack to a horror story you had written?
Maybe Amy Lee. Her voice can sound hauntingly beautiful, and her children’s album shows me her songwriting skills are versatile.
Actor & actresses you would love to see in a story that you had written?
There are a bunch. Daniel Radcliffe, Viola Davis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Evan Peters, Troian Bellisario, Jamie Blackley, Drew Van Acker, and my boyfriend. He’s brilliant. I’m not just saying that because I love him.
And last but not least:
Most horrifying word in the English Language?
(Remember Stoled is void, as is bae – I must go wash my mouth out)
There’s more than one. Mostly improper words and hate speech. Also, BAE. Pfft. Rebel.
Film knowledge: (no cheating) 😉
Which singer appeared Freddy’s Dead: The final Nightmare as Freddy Krueger’s dad?
I don’t know. I might have watched it in kindergarten. I only remember a bunch of older Horror movies because I rewatched them more recently. Even then, it was like watching them for the first time.
It was Alice Cooper (or Vincent Fernier to be precise)
Who wrote the screenplay to Halloween?
I know this! It’s floating around in my brain, but I can’t catch it. Unblur that screen, memory! I think it’s John Carpenter.
Correct – He co-wrote it with Debra Hill
Who played James Sandin in The Purge?
In Urban Legend, which TV series theme blasted out in the car when Damon Brooks cranked up the radio?
I’m going to go with Friends or Dawson’s Creek. I don’t remember most of that movie.
Yes, it was Dawson’s Creek.
Where was American Mary filmed?
I haven’t watched American Mary.
I asked for only one reason. Vancouver, CANADA XD
Tag lines: (Guess the films the taglines belong to. No cheating, if you don’t know, guess)
“Winner kills all.”
Freddy Vs. Jason
“If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming, she won’t wake up at all…”
Nightmare on Elm Street
“…and remember, the next scream you hear may be your own!”
The Birds 😉
“The night HE came home.”
“Man is the warmest place to hide.”
If the last one isn’t from Killer Condom, they lost their chance. xD Just looked it up. I haven’t really watched The Thing. I saw bits of it on TV.
Haha that cracked me up. They should have totally used it for Killer Condom!!
Make new tag lines: (these are real film titles that I found rather amusing, and thought of you. Make up a new tag line for these films and then I will share what the actual tag line was)
The Blob –
“Run for your lives! It’s The Blob!”
Actual – Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor.
Killer Condom –
“You won’t need a latex allergy for this to eat you alive.”
Actual – The rubber that rubs you out.
“When a bride isn’t enough, even animated corpses try to buy love.”
Actual – A Terrifying Tale Of Sluts And Bolts
Donkey Punch –
“It really knocks you out.”
Actual – This party is going overboard
“A creature so terrifying, it comes from the murky depths of your bowels.”
Actual – Don’t get caught with your pants down.
Next are a few film Posters that I have edited. Can you guess the film?
The Eye. Final Destination 4. Amityville Horror. Prom Night. The Skeleton Key. Smiley. Woo!! I think I got all those right.
Thank you to Lexi for taking the time in answering the questions and thanks to everyone for reading. Keep an eye out for the next post, where Mollie’s story comes to life. For now, take care.