Monday, March 1, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Patrick Campbell
He describes himself as "a semi-hermit who watches too many horror movies and likes pop music", but Patrick Campbell is a horror blogging fiend. He runs the blog Stabbing Stabbing Stabbing, which is full of funny, clever posts that are sure to entertain. Not only is he an awesome blogger, but a good friend and he sat down with me to do an interview for the Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight!
Q: How did you get into horror?
A: I had a combination when I was a younger of being absolutely terrified of some books (Phone Call From a Ghost, Daniel Cohen, The Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz. Both had freaky pictures) and then really enjoying others (anything by R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike). Eventually I started reading Stephen King and Michael Crichton. At some point my brother bought a used copy of Poltergeist, which absolutely scared us to death. In high school I watched horror movies with friends on and off. After high school I become religious and watched horror movies but sometimes felt bad about watching one of them or was criticized by people working for the church. In 2007 I guess I just decided forget that and it's been a ride further and further into horror movies since then, :)
Q: Why did you start horror Blogging?
A: It was like a weird puzzle coming together, got friended by the guy behind The Vault of Horror, which to me was like being friended by a rock star, then friended another blogger and then friending and being friended continued on and on with different horror folks and all of a sudden I knew all these nice horror people. Then all of a sudden one day I decided, what the heck, I'll make my own. So I did. With great assistance from my brother, he's the tech guy.
Q: What are your future plans for Stabbing Stabbing Stabbing?
A: The goal of my blog is to have a place where I can write whatever I want and hopefully get other people interested in my writings. If they're offended, annoyed, amused, or really dig my work, that's all cool.
Q: What are your favorite and least favorite horror films?
A: My favorite horror film is the entire Friday the 13th series including the remake. Collectively they jut form an amazing crazy roller-coaster ride I love.
My least favorite horror film is Howling: New Moon Rising, the seventh movie in that series. I love the first and some of the sequels are better than others but Howling New Moon Rising is horrible humor, horrible acting, not nearly enough werewolf action...that movie is the ultimate limit of suck that a horror movie can be. Never, ever, watch that movie. Eegads.
Q: Where can we learn more about you and your blog?
A: At http://patrick.wonderal.com/blog/, hope anybody who visits it gets a smile or some reaction from it that doesn't involve decapitating me. I like my head where it is.