Most people know that I’m a horror movie NERD! If you drink, do drugs, and/or are not a virgin, you’re probably not likely to survive a horror movie, but you can be the STAR if you use what little time you have wisely. 🙂 You may even be able to save your character’s LIFE! 🙂
SCENARIO: You’re in a cage, watching some nasty redneck chef prepare your friends and waiting for your turn to become an ingredient. To steal the show and shift the viewers focus onto yourself, politely inform the chef of how many calories are going into the meal, and that he might just be better off eating a dozen Big Macs!!!
SCENARIO: Someone gets a hand lopped off from an axe-wielding psychopath. You can say any of the following: “Really gotta hand it to you; you’re pretty good with that axe!” or “This party is really getting out of hand so I think I’ll be on my way…” or any other cheesy hand joke.
SCENARIO: You’re arch nemisis from high school who was and is known for her sluttery, gets killed by an oversized snake, and you have to make a police report. You say, “He just grabbed her and squeezed until she stopped screaming and then he just left her laying when he saw another little morsel run by…(*mumble aside*) story of her life!”
SCENARIO: You’re in Hickville, USA, and some inbred freak with a severe case of halitosis corners you. Politely ask him what kind of dental regimen he is currently on, recommend a good dentist and your favourite brand of minty-fresh mouthwash. If he should kill you, you must make it memorable! As you lay there with him slashing at you, say: “But…I…Was only…Trying to help!” And die in an exaggerated Shakespearean style. You’ll be remembered! 🙂
SCENARIO: Your friend is showing you a doll she bought that is walking and talking and then turns it around to show you that there are no batteries inside of it. Exclaim… “Omigod, made in China?!?!”
SCENARIO: Your favourite restaurant has been serving people, and you’re next! Be sure to tell those who prepare the food that you never could pinpoint that secret ingredient, but their food is always delicious!
SCENARIO: Some freak dressed up in some costume wielding a butcher knife comes into your hotel room and waits outside the shower. Inform him that this is not the first time and that you will contact hotel management, and not only that, you’re taking it to the Association for Greater Hotels! I don’t know if there even is an association under that name but when you’re in a position like that you really have to work with what you got!
SCENARIO: Someone says they’ll give you a million bucks to stay in a creepy old haunted mansion that may house demonic spirits, and like an idiot, you take the guy up on the offer thinking he’s just a weird, rich old eccentric. Or maybe someone calls you a chicken and dares you to stay there so you go along with it so you’ll look brave. Either way, when you are faced with one of the phantom occupants of the house, say, “I just loooovvveee what you’ve done with the place. Is that vase from Pier 1?”
SCENARIO: Zombies are overrunning the world! It went from a handful, to a hundred, a thousand, and now they are millions! You are finally face-to-face with one of the undead who is slowly stalking toward you. Yell to the director, “Who’s doing the makeup here? This looks awful! That’s what I look like after a hard night at the club!”
SCENARIO: You wake up in the middle of the night and see a crazy, murderous clown, possibly of supernatural origin, staring at you through the darkness. The luminescence of the white makeup, eerie dramatic smile and creepy eyes and the bright red hair and shiny nose make it possible to get a fairly good look at it. I’m getting chills just thinking about it *shiver* (I HATE CLOWNS!) Turn over, pull the covers over your head and mumble, “Not the clown dream AGAIN!” and go back to sleep.
SCENARIO: You move into a new house and all the people in town act strange, but the children are even stranger but you can’t quite place it so you assume that they’re just a bunch of brats. They are in your front yard, jump-roping to an eerie little song. DON’T TAKE THAT FROM THEM! TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HOME! Run outside with the broom to shoo them off and scream, “Get the hell off of my property, you creepy little bastards! If I see you here again I’m gonna tell your parents or get my shotgun!”
SCENARIO: You’re possessed; in this case you’ve already stolen the show! But you still gotta make it good! Split-pea soup has already been done so you might wanna project something more original from the pit of your stomach, something that would really gross everyone out like dark-red raspberry jelly or egg yolks or something that is unidentifiable on film. Swear like Andrew Dice Clay, piss all over the walls, and do pretty much whatever you want. After all, it’s not every day that you can use being possessed as an excuse to do bad things!
SCENARIO: Now if you have been in several movies and have a tendency to die in all of them, then make your last dying scene memorable by saying before the lights dim upon your short time on film, “I really need to find a new line of work…”, then cough, slowly writhe around, and expire.
AND SCENE 🙂
Wow! I was lucky enough to snag an interview with the Mod Ghoul, Horror Host Extraordinaire! Needless to say, it was quite exciting! He welcomed me into his crypt, which I must say was *lovely*, and I enjoyed gaining some insight straight from the Ghoul who knows best!
1. First of all, I’d like to get a little background on the Mod Ghoul. How did you become a ghoul, and where did you pick up that lovely accent?
The ghoul just seemed like a neat little thing to be and I chose to make him a combination of two of my favorite things. Horror and The Who. I played with the name The Mad Ghoul, which is a great old movie with George Zucco. I changed Mad to Mod which is my homage to The Who and the whole Mod scene that the band came out of. The accent came with that Mod persona. Mod’s were a youth subculture in Britain in the 60s and The Who came out of that scene. So the Mod Ghoul is a kind of Quadrophenia meets Dracula.
2. How old are you?
3. I noticed you have an interesting list of musical LIKES on Facebook. What are some of your favourites?
The Who of course but also the punk/new wave scene of the 80s. Bands like The Clash, The Jam, XTC, The Damned and The Sex Pistols.
4. What are some of the things the Mod Ghoul can’t live without?
Meat, snacks like Ring Dings and Moon Pies, music and a good horror movie.
5. What are some of your goals? International super stardom? Global takeover, perhaps?
I just want to continue to do my show and entertain all you lovely people. Who knows where this will go.
6. What type of diet must a ghoul follow to stay healthy?
Meat and junk food
7. LIST FIVE HORROR FLICKS THAT EVERYONE JUST *HAS* TO SEE!
Night Of The Living Dead
8 What is your favourite horror movie of all time?
There are so many that I love but if I had to pick just one it would have to be Horror Hotel. Grew up with that one and it still has such a creepy feel to it. Of course The Wolfman has a soft spot with me since that was the first horror movie I ever saw.
9. Is there anything that scares you?
Heights and religious judgmental people. Judgmental people in any walk of life.
10. I’m sure the life of a ghoul is pretty busy. What do you do to unwind?
I just crank up the tunes, sit back with a cold beverage and jam. Don’t think of anything. Well, I’m always thinking of the next show but still…
11. Are there any current or future projects that you’re working on that you could tell us about?
Always thinking. Look out for me mate Ewan MacDaddy, Scottish rapper. He will be popping up here and there.
I want to give the Mod Ghoul a *HUGE* thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. I had so much fun! Great things lie ahead of him!
Don’t forget to check out his Facebook page:
You can find the videos of His Ghoulishness right here:
To chat with fellow horror fans, you can join the good folks at Tinger TV (hosted by the Mod Ghoul himself!):
Take a peek at Weird Web Theater, created by A. Ghastlee Ghoul and the Mod Ghoul, another great place for all of you horror fans to hang out.