Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cyber Scream Queen of the Day: Emily Intravia

It's time for our special Women In Horror Month posts, The Cyber Scream Queen of the Day! The Woman you see highlighted this day and every day this month deserves the recognition for their outstanding achievements in online horror writing.

Name: Emily Intravia
Blog: The Deadly Doll's House of Horror Nonsense
Bio: The Deadly Doll's House is a place for horror reviews, theorizing, discussion, and when in doubt, all sorts of genre related nonsense (such as notes of my convention trips where I observe Malcom McDowell’s ascot or attempt to pitch medical profession slasher spinoffs to Corbin Bernson). Each week, I review between two and four films, trying my best to focus on those I’ve never seen and more often than not, will never watch again. Unless I end up in hell, at which point I’m fairly certain eternal torment will involve repeat viewings of 2009’s It’s Alive and the penny budget alien invasion flick Feeders, a film that proves once and for all that paper mache monsters are not fit for the big screen. Purgatory will feature a rotation of Death Bed: The Bed That Eats and anything involving werewolves, and heaven will be a bottomless bucket of popcorn accompanying constant showings of The Wicker Man, Dawn of the Dead, Who Can Kill a Child, Kairo, Rosemary’s Baby, and anything with the words doll, Muppet, Verhoeven, or killer snowman in its keywords.
Every Friday I contribute a genre-related column over at Pop Syndicate ( discussing anything from what horror movies have taught me about house hunting to proposing plot synopses for sequels I would sell my original Whatever Happened to Baby Jane poster to see (just imagine what life would look like on the Killer Klowns’ home planet!). You can read my more monocle worthy writing in Issue #8 of Paracinema where I delve full force into Battle Royale II: Requiem to find a few worthwhile themes buried under chunks of teenagers’ heads.
Basically, I’ve been a horror fan ever since my 6 year old eyes squeezed shut in fear at the sight of a Good Guy doll carving his way through downtown Chicago to menace a nice little boy with family problems. Add a family practicing zombie escape plans a decade before World War Z, a well-used Netflix membership never in danger of being cancelled, and a lifelong love for writing divided by shoddy computer skills and you’ve got a good idea of what my scream queenery might be about.


Emily said...

Thanks for the spot Rhonny!

And for the record, I'm not actually sticking my thumb up my nose in this picture. I gotta learn my angles!

Anonymous said...

I love Emily. She's the bestest.

B-Movie Becky said...

I'm completely jealous of that picture!

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Awesome boggirl!

Emily said...

Thanks you blogging beasties!

And Becky, I assume you're jealous of Kane, right right right?

forestofthedead said...

She sounds awesome.

Kane, sweet lord, that rocks.

Matt-suzaka said...

Verhoeven indeed.

B-Movie Becky said...

Yes, completely jealous of Kane of course...who else? ;)

Carl (ILHM) said...

Emily is a winner in my book, great pick!