I haven't watched quite as many horror movies as many of my fellow Creators have, but I've watched enough to consider myself a horror fan. And as a horror fan, I was excited when I saw that awesome horror fanatic Akari Kekse nominated me to answer 10 #BloodSpatteredQuestions that she also answered.
1. WHAT'S THE FIRST HORROR FILM YOU SAW?
To the best of my knowledge, Steven Spielberg's ocean-thriller Jaws is the first horror film I've watched. It may not be as scary or suspenseful as other horror films, but it technically still fits the genre. I first watched it back in film class when I was in high-school. Prior to that, I was never much for the fantasy genre. I was more of the high-fantasy and sci-fi lover that sported Star Wars attire. When I watched Jaws, I started to become interested in the "scarier" style of film.
2. FAVORITE HORROR FILM?
Technically it's more of a horror-satire film, but as you can tell by the header-image, I love Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. The tacky one-liners and the cheesy gore-graphics combine hilariously in a mock-film of the classic "cabin in the woods" horror story. Not to mention it stars Alan Tudyk, and what Browncoat doesn't love ol' Hoban Washburne?
3. FAVORITE SUB-GENRE?
As I mentioned above, I'm a sucker for science-fiction movies, so naturally I loved sci-fi horrors such as the Alien and Predator movies. Spaceships, extra-terrestrials, and high-tech space warriors are simply fun to watch, even though both series went steadily downhill over time. Perhaps Blomkamp can surprise us all with Alien 5.
4. LAST HORROR FILM TO SCARE YOU?
I'm not trying to sound all "macho" or anything, but I'm not really scared easily by films, so this one is a bit difficult for me. For the sake of jump-scares, I'm going to have to go with The Conjuring. While the movie didn't actually frighten me very much, I jumped quite a bit from that clapping scene.
5. FAVORITE SCREAM QUEEN?
Out of all the horror movies that I have watched, the only person who could fit the description would have to be Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise. What a great character though. I love her development in Aliens when she has to protect Newt. It's so encouraging.
6. A NEW TYPE OF HORROR YOU'RE INTO?
While this is a game instead of a movie, I've recently become intrigued with the new style of horror gaming that the Five Nights At Freddy's franchise has introduced. Instead of escaping an asylum or fighting off a horde of the undead, you are stuck in a security outfits as you try to survive killer animatronics. The lack of movement really introduces a new kind of thrill, and those jump-scares will definitely give you a good fright.
7. FAVORITE ON-SCREEN KILL/DEATH?
I'm going to have to go back to Tucker and Dale for this one, as this is the only scene I've watched that makes me cringe and burst into laughter at the same time. The icing on the cake is Tucker's (Alan Tudyk) reaction to the startling event. You can watch the scene for yourself, although I wouldn't recommend it for those with an aversion to blood.
8. FAVORITE HORROR SERIES OR FRANCHISE?
Although I haven't watched the show for a while now, I was completely obsessed with The Walking Dead about a year ago. It had the same characteristic as Lost and Game of Thrones where no character was safe. You simply had to sit and watch with the mindset that your favorite character could die without a moment's notice.
9. FAVORITE HORROR DIRECTOR?
I actually had to look this guy up because I couldn't recite his name from the top of my head, but I knew I had to choose the director of Saw, James Wan. That movie was incredibly well-made and really interesting to watch. Not to mention Wan also directed Insidious and The Conjuring, and he is set to direct the upcoming Aquaman film.
10. WORST HORROR FILM YOU'VE SEEN?
Sure, I love the Alien series, but what were they thinking with Alien: Resurrection? It's as if the series took a slight stumble with Alien3, and Resurrection is them just falling further down the hill. The plot was weak, the characters weren't very engaging, and it came across as more creepy and gross than actually scary.