There’s nothing better than welcoming the witching season by curling up on the couch with big bowl o’ hot buttered popcorn, some sugary goodies and watching your favorite horror flick on t.v.
But one can only watch Leatherface start up his sputtering chainsaw so many times before becoming jaded.
We asked today’s spotlight author, Andrew Drage what he would like to see in a horror movie. Find out how he would employ a double-barrelled pump-action shotgun to vanquish The Dark Horde!
Horror movie marathons are Halloween staples – but it’s time for some new meat! For a bit of fun for Coffin Hop 2012, Brewin has answered the call to create the next great horror movie, starring himself. Or at least answered some questions for the Bloody Bookish blog on how he would undertake such a project…
BB: Using mythical creatures, popular movie villains, strange characters and any other weirdness your twisted mind can think of, conjure up what you think the next Big Bad horror villain should be.
The Dark Horde: a race of unstoppable extra-dimensional demonic beings that are beyond mortal comprehension, immortal and have returned to claim the Earth.
BB: What would you do if you ran into said villain?
BB: You need to stand out from the other victims in the movie. What catchphrase would you scream as you try to run away?
(Spoken not screamed): “Shit hey?” *turns to the others* “Guess we should get going…”
BB: The monster has you and your friends cornered. What do you do?
Shrug my shoulders and charge to meet the beast in battle. Better to die fighting than on my knees…
BB: What is your weapon of choice to fight the Big Bad?
Double-barrelled pump-action shotgun. Lower gauge the better. And preferably sawn-off too.
BB: What is the eventual outcome? Is your number up? Or do you survive (and if so,
how does the ordeal effect you)?
The Dark Horde always wins. But maybe my glorious sacrifice enables the others to escape to warn the rest of the world. The Dark Horde are coming for you next.
Brewin’ (with or without the apostrophe) is the pseudonym of Andrew Drage. He graduated in 1998 with a first-class degree from La Trobe University, majoring in zoology, philosophy and statistics. He has worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Insectarium of Victoria in his native Australia, publishing on ant behaviour and sampling methodologies.
His debut novel, Evermore: An Introduction, was published to critical acclaim in 2001, and has been republished twice since. The Dark Horde, is his second fiction novel, a supernatural horror/thriller published for the first time in 2012. Based in Melbourne, he is also a respected IT developer and analyst, and has been editor and designer for the first four books of the highly acclaimed Gamebook Adventures interactive fiction series. This role has culminated in the creation of his own work, Gamebook Adventures: Infinite Universe, released in 2012 on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and nominated for Best Game Writing in the Freeplay 2012 Independent Game Awards.
Brewin can be found here:
- Website – http://www.thebrewin.com/
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewin
- Twitter – @BrewinEvermore