FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Apr 6, 2007

pretend you care...

...about my answers to these movie-related questions that somehow made their way to my inbox. By "somehow", I mean they were sent to me.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

Umm...I guess Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. They're sort of their own thing, and repeated viewings don't diminish their effectiveness. The fact that I was a kid when they came out helps boost the viewing number as well, although I'm positive it's still in the 2-digit realm, don't worry. The more I like a horror film, the less I want to watch it again and again- repeated viewings suck away the magic pretty quickly. I trot out my favorites maybe once or twice a year. That said, I've probably seen Halloween more than 10 times.

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.

Not many. I know I saw The Blair Witch Project twice, and Event Horizon, I think, but that's about it. It's too pricy. I mean, do I look like I'm made out of solid gold? Do I smell like Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds? Sheesh.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

Adrienne Barbeau, George Kennedy, Charles Napier, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Foreman, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Rubin, Alex Reid, Marilyn Burns, Amy Steel, Christopher Lee, Faye Grant, Marc Singer, the cast of Dallas, the cast of Melrose Place, and the guy who played Silent Movie Zombie in the Savini-remake of Night of the Living Dead.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, and PAUL REISER. I don't know why I have such a huge hate-on for that guy, but I do. Maybe it started with Aliens.

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

This isn't meant to sound all braggy, but I have a pretty good memory and I remember a fair amount of dialogue from movies. There's little I hate more than movie dialogue that becomes National Catchphrases, however- I'll never forgive Mike Myers for all the times I've had to endure "Not!" and truly horrendous Austin Powers imitations. I've quoted from Silence of the Lambs pretty frequently, though...I mean, you'd be surprised how often "I can smell your cunt" comes up in the course of a week.

5. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

I'm really not a fan of musicals, the exception being Jesus Christ Superstar. If you haven't seen it, you haven't lived, baby.

6. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.

Does not compute.

7. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Shark Attack III: Megalodon

8. Name a movie that you own.

I was simply going to repeat Shark Attack III: Megalodon, but to make this exciting and interesting, I will now walk over to my shelf, close my eyes, randomly point to a movie I own, and report my findings. Hold on.

Survey says...Don't Look Now.

9. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.


10. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

Heh. I think I was born at the drive-in. I was fortunate enough to see almost all of the early-'80s horror fare at the drive-in: Friday the 13th, F-13-2, name it, I probably saw it.

11. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.

Audition! STILL!! I've been saying for 54658816 years that I'm gonna see this movie, and yet it remains beyond my grasp. I guess I'm just a big lame.

12. Ever walked out of a movie?

The only movie I recall walking out of was Oh God, You Devil! which I went to see with my best friend when I was, 6th grade. It was awesome that we were at the movies sans parents, but the movie sucked so we left and went to the arcade at the other end of the shopping plaza. Wise choice.

13. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Tears of sad: Life is Beautiful
Tears of rage: Black Christmas (2006)
Tears of awesome: The Descent

14. Popcorn?

What about it?

15. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

Not often, sadly enough. The fact that movies are available on DVD fairly quickly nowadays makes me even less inclined to spend the money at a theatre. The ratio is probably something pathetic like 30:1.

16. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?

I don't remember....Black Christmas, maybe? Is that possible? How sad sad sad. What am I, Rip Van Winkle?

That doesn't make sense, but whatevs.

17. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

Umm...hmm...maybe horror. What's my favorite subgenre of horror, though? That's a tough one. I like a good- GOOD- haunted house movie. I like Animal Attack movies, I like zombie movies, I like Children Attack movies, I like horror anthologies...I could go on.

18. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

I don't know if it was the theatre or the drive-in, but the first movie I remember seeing period is Disney's Snow White. I remember my parents taking me to see it and it was an exciting big deal- they really hyped it up beforehand that I was going to the movies. Awesome.

19. What movie do you wish you had never seen?

Even the worst movies give me something to write about here at Final Girl, and I'll admit that sometimes the bad reviews are way more fun to write than the good reviews. However, I can think of absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever to Bloodsucking Freaks, and if I have to choose a movie, I choose that one.

20. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

I don't really know how to answer that. What's "weird" mean? How about this- it's weird that I liked Dave. But is Dave a weird movie? Probably not.

21. What is the scariest movie you've seen?

Sheesh. THE scariest? That's tough. Probably The Exorcist or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

22. What is the funniest movie you've seen?

That's tough, too. There's different kinds of funny, you know? These are funny to me, however: Airplane!, Waiting for Guffman, Harold and Maude, Annie Hall, Wet Hot American Summer, The Jerk.

There, wasn't that fun? I said, WASN'T THAT FUN, CHARLES NELSON REILLY?

Man, why you gotta be like that?


Anonymous said...

Oh CNR, how I've missed you and your dry wit!

SikeChick said...

Thanks for giving me something to do at work today. I totally swiped these questions for my own blog.

Anonymous said...

You know, I actually like "Bloodsucking Freaks"...but my wife hates it...must be a chick thing...

Stacie Ponder said...

"must be a chick thing..."

Damn, dude.

There very could be women out there who like Bloodsucking Freaks, and I know there are men out there who find the film as vile and offensive as I do, so maybe it comes down to personal taste regardless of gender rather than being a "chick thing".

I'm not one to buy into the whole "horror as a genre is offensive to women and it's inherently misogynist and women are always victimized and blah blah blah" because I think it's bullshit. If there's ever been a movie to support that argument, however, it's Bloodsucking Freaks, which, to me, is nothing but 90 minutes of hardcore abuse and degradation against women played for laughs. I really can find no redeeming value to it whatsoever.

And I'd feel the same way if all of the victims in the film were male.

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John Barleycorn said...

I just added "Shark Attack 3" to my Netflix queue.

I think you should add "Audition" already. It's been, what, a year and a half since we last talked about that? Christ on a pony.

Anonymous said...

Shark Attack 3.. I have to see this.

Stacie Ponder said...

The great thing about Shark Attack 3 is that you're watching it thinking "OK, yeah, this is a really bad movie. A good bad movie, but it's not the only good bad movie I've ever seen."

Then, about halfway through, the movie just...I don't know, it rockets off into the stratosphere of TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME bad movie heights. It's the only bad movie I know that gets better by getting worse as it goes along.

See it with friends and please report your findings!

Mr Barleycorn...I swear to you know, by the end of 2007, I will have seen Audition. I don't want to promise any more than that- based on my track record, even giving myself 8 months in which to see it seems like a stretch.

Des said...

Every time you mention that zombie, i get a little teary...

Anonymous said...


I guess I'd really get in trouble if I insinuated you're just touchy because you're having your woman's time...but I didn't, so don't get mad again...

Stacie Ponder said...


Nothin' like a little gender-based comedy to bring us all together!

Anonymous said...


(See how I tied in the maybe-nonexistent Tobe Hooper flick into our current good-natured jesting?)

Anonymous said...

Love the picture-which game show is it? I don't know which I like better the glasses or the shirt. I agree check out Audition!

Stacie Ponder said...

" Eggshellsactly! "

Oh, Theron...that was groan-inducing!

"which game show is it?"

That, sir, is Charles Nelson Reilly on The Match Game...the greatest game show ever!

Mistah Wade said...

I LOVE you Charles Nelson Reilly thing! It is awesome. I had wanted to post about it before but I was having problems. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I want sooooooo badly to steal it over to my blog! Genius sheer genius!