Okay, you guys ready? Let's kick off Day 4 of the 2013 Blogger Book Fair with the author of Creep, Cole Knightly!
Here's the preview: Freddy cutouts need love too, eventual gore, cool Sidney Prescott, and the big-boobed ditz.
1. Who is your favorite horror or science fiction movie heroine?
Horror would have to be Sidney Prescott from the Scream series. For science fiction, it would have to be Ellen Ripley from the Alien series. I do have to say, though, that Alice from the Resident Evil series is also pretty high up there for me, too. (Would that be horror or Sci Fi?)
2. What is your favorite line in a horror or science fiction movie?
“I want to play a game.” Saw. Chilling.
3. Let’s talk gore. How much do you use, buckets full or thimbles full, and why?
Well, I love gore and don’t mind it, but I don’t tend to use a lot of it. I’m still fairly new to writing in this genre (though I’ve always been a reader and watcher since childhood), so I’m sure it’ll happen eventually.
4. If you were thrown into a horror movie and you had to fully experience the entire movie as one of the good guys (and possibly a victim), which movie would you choose, and why?
Ooh, this one’s hard. I would probably choose Battle Royale. On the other hand, if I could choose a horror video game instead, I’d choose Corpse Party or Silent Hill.
5. What’s your most hated formulaic move of horror movie victims?
Ugh, I hate the slutty, big-boobed ditz who runs around half-naked or topless. She tends to be the one who screams more than anyone else and often trips while fleeing from the killer. It’s just so annoying.
6. If you could (had to) make out with any horror movie monster (serial killers included), which would it be and why?
Freddy Krueger. When I was really young, I’m talking like four or five years old, I would run up to Freddy cutouts and hug them. I can only imagine the looks on other people’s faces, but he was my favourite monster, and I’d totally make out with him. Hehehe.
7. Do you think horror in literature has the same impact as horror in film?
Unfortunately, no. And it’s so very sad because I wish that it did. I’m not sure if it’s because jump scares just don’t translate in literature or what it is. I’ve yet to find a book that creeps me out enough to be afraid of the dark, but I can list off several movies pretty easily. I’m still looking for the book that messes with me, though.
8. Tell us about the most violent movie you’ve ever seen. How old were you, and did you enjoy it?
I think the Saw movies were the most violent, but I was watching Nightmare on Elm Street when I was an infant. While not the goriest movie I’ve ever seen, I was pretty much raised on horror movies.
9. If you found yourself in a horror movie and got to choose your weapon not knowing who or what you were up against, what weapon would you choose?
Is very powerful magic out of the question? Haha, if it had to be a real weapon, I suppose a tank would be a good bet. Though it wouldn’t help me against anything supernatural.
10. As a horror writer, do you find that you’re wary of strangers?
I don’t think that’s because I’m a horror writer necessarily, but I suppose it could contribute.
Okay, in one word describe your latest release, and toss us that Amazon link already!
Creepy! Haha, it’s called Creep, so I should it could be described that way, right?