|H13 : Anthony Van Hoek & Jaqueline Blownaparte - Chesty Malone and the Slice em Ups|
|Written by Gaz E|
|Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:00|
If the impending zombie apocalypse meant that the baboon heart of Über Röck stopped beating tomorrow then, y'know what, it would have all been worth it. Making acquaintance with cool people like Anthony Van Hoek from Chesty Malone and the Slice em Ups and getting to hear their music, and pointing you boils and ghouls in the direction of their band, when there was a chance that our paths may never have crossed makes all this shit worthwhile.
Anthony was at the top of my shitlist when it came to unearthing gods and monsters, she-creatures, scream queens, teenage werewolves and rock 'n' roll nightmares for inclusion in Über Röck's inaugural 13 Days Of Halloween series. With October 31st being his main squeeze's birthday, it would have been rude not to have Jaqueline Blownaparte answer the questions too......
A: Ahh candy! And dressing up as Frankenstein and Han Solo. And more candy! And when I was ten or eleven I snuck out to see Halloween II in the theater, mom was pissed (that means really mad here in the US, HAHAHA)!
J: Candy and horror movies all night! TV used to have great Halloween marathons of horror movies but they don't really do that anymore. And Carvel Jack-o-Lantern Ice Cream Cake. It's my birthday and that seemed to be the cake choice my folks usually chose hahaha. My mom dressed me up as a cat every year. The first time I had a choice I went as a green faced Grim Reaper!
A: Skulls, it's all in the skulls! Metal, punk and horror movies have always had a lot of skulls in them!
J: And don't forget the violence!
A: Well remakes in general suck! Grow an imagination and write a new goddamn movie! We just saw The Last Exorcism and that was actually pretty good. And there you go, they didn't remake The Exorcist, they made a new and fairly original story about AN exorcist.
J: Horror movies have totally blown for the past few years. No one has original ideas and all the remakes are bullshit (except The Crazies!) and yah, The Last Exorcism was pretty good. I'd like to see these people who are handed millions of dollars to make horror films actually come up with their own freakin' ideas for a change!!
A: I almost hate to say it, and some people will probably want to crucify me, but I thought the new Dawn Of The Dead that came out a few years back was pretty much equal to the original. Really, other than zombies and a shopping mall it wasn't even a remake! They should've given it a new title and a nod to Romero in the credits.
J: The Crazies remake is way better than the original!
A: Obviously Carpenter. I do appreciate what Zombie was trying to do, not sure he succeeded though.
J: Duh, Carpenter.
A: I'm not opposed to fast, running zombies. That's pretty intense if you think about it, they're not slow, shambolic things ambling about, they're fucking running at you and fast! I also am a big fan of the classic shambling ones and they'd be a lot easier to get away from in the coming zombie apocalypse.
J: I'd like to believe that zombies are going to be slow walking because that's what I grew up on, but yeah, the concept of fast zombies scares the shit out of me!!
A: One of my all time favorites is when Father Karras flings himself down that massive flight of stairs in The Exorcist.
J: There're two. One, Jason picking up the guy in the sleeping bag and slamming him into a tree and Two, Freddy killing Tina and her bloody body being dragged across the ceiling.
Who is the baddest ever horror movie villain...and why?
A: The Overlook Hotel! Do I really need to explain why?
J: Satan! AKA Captain Howdy, the demon who possesses Regan in The Exorcist! Because he's Satan.
A: Fay Wray of course.
J: Joan Crawford! Her getting tortured by Bette Davis in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? Amazing!
A: Hard to nail it down to just five but OK, not in specific order:
The Shining : Because for some reason my parents took me to see it when I was ten years old and it scared the crap out of me! I couldn't take a shower for years without thinking that dead old lady was gonna get me!
The Exorcist : Again, I saw this when I was pretty young and it scarred me for life. Seeing it again with the crab-walk scene is still pretty fucking scary!
Night Of The Living Dead : Hard to pick just one zombie flick but this'll do. Started the whole thing for me.
An American Werewolf in London : C'mon, even just the scenes with the dead people trying to convince him to kill himself make this awesome!
The Bride Of Frankenstein : My first favorite monster movie. Always loved Frankenstein. Technically I think this one's better than the first one.
J: No particular order:
A Nightmare On Elm Street : Probably my first favorite. Sure, as an adult Freddy is hilarious but as a kid he scared the shit out of me! And it's still a really cool concept. And there're a lot of really good killing scenes.
Spider Baby : Because spiders don't eat other spiders but cannibal spiders do! And, the family is soo twisted. Brilliant!
Carnival Of Souls : That main dead guy is so freakin' scary! And how about not knowing you are dead??
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre : This movie scarred me for life as a kid! Being abducted by backwoods hillbillies who want their dad to eat me is not my favorite idea of a weekend getaway with my pals!!
A tie between The Shining and The Exorcist : Both these movies need to be in my top 5 as they both will always be with me as the scariest movies I have ever seen!!
A: Well the aforementioned Spiderbaby is probably a tad underrated. It's got Lon Chaney Jr (if I'm not mistaken, it's his last picture too) and Sid Haig. It's about a family that's cannibalistic and murderous. And one of them thinks she's a spider. Also Carnival Of Souls is really good.
J: Agreed, and Exorcist 3!! Forget about that horrible mess of a movie they call the sequel, this is the REAL sequel and it is so intense! Old people will always be way scarier than little kids to me!
A: Michael Jackson. I think he should be kidnapped by an evil doctor and administered drugs til he expires. Oh wait...
J: BONO. I always hated him and U2 and he is the most overrated celebrity/musician on the planet and deserves a nice slaughtering. I would like him to be dropped into a third world country and have the natives sacrifice him to their gods.
J: Well, It's my birthday so I will be out raising hell! And we will be playing a show.
A: Yes if you are in NYC come see us! That's what we're doing, slaying. And our split 7" should be out by then!
Photo kudos to Kevin Bellinski