The 7 Deadly Questions w/ F This Movie!’s Patrick Bromley

Being a stay-at-home dad has its perks. I answer to no one (except my wife and my four-year-old and exhaustion), I have time to write every day, and I get to watch my son grow up. Its downsides are minimal (actually) except that I have a hard time remembering what day it is. Thank God for podcasts! If it weren’t for the podcasts I subscribe to I’d have no idea what day of the week it is (hyperbole… kind of). Wednesday is F This Movie! days and Friday is Corpse Club (and Shock Waves) day. The common thread between these two shows is the (co)host. Patrick Bromley is a midwestern guy (no offense to coast people, but I have a hard time relating to you all) whose knowledge of film is staggering. On top of running FThisMovie.net, Patrick is a senior contributor to Daily Dead, and belongs to the Chicago Film Critics Association as well as the Online Film Critics Society. You can also follow him on Twitter @patrickbromley I respect the hell out of Patrick so much, and I’m honored he answered The 7 Deadly Questions.

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1. What’s your favorite horror movie and why?

The original A Nightmare on Elm Street is, for me, the best horror movie ever made. It’s got everything: a brilliant concept, strong characters, an iconic (and original) villain, the best Final Girl ever, expert direction and tons of imagination. The score is brilliant. I like horror movies that lean towards the fantastic and I love slashers, so the first Nightmare is the perfect combination of both. Every time I watch it, I’m reminded of everything I love about the genre.

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2. How would you want to die in a horror movie?

Natural causes.

3. What’s your favorite scary book and why?

I grew up reading a ton of Stephen King and have only in the last few years branched out into a lot of other horror fiction. A recent favorite is Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, but I should probably name Stephen King’s IT as my favorite. It spoke so directly to me at the age I read it because I was the age of those kids, and King is so smart about tapping into things that make us afraid as kids and stick with us through our entire lives.

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4. What has been your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?

I love Halloween, and I love Halloween costumes. But I’m also a hypocrite because I don’t really enjoy dressing up myself. I love seeing people in costume but suck at making them myself. One year I took my son to a trick or treat event at school and I dressed up as DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba!. That was pretty sweet. Terrible answer. Let’s pretend I said something cool and obscure. I went as Vulnavia Phibes. How’s that?

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5. Tell me about your most terrifying nightmare you’ve ever had.

It happened on the night of November 8, 2016, and is schedule to last about three and a half more years.

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6. You’re in a zombie apocalypse, you have one weapon, but it’s not a gun. What is it?

A magic lamp where I can wish for the zombie apocalypse to end. I can also wish for a gun. Also unlimited wishes.

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7. Who would win: Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, or Leatherface?

I think it has to be Jason. Michael Myers and Leatherface are just guys in masks (and sometimes it’s not even them under those masks [RIP Ben Tramer]). Freddy vs. Jason settled the rest of that debate, I guess, if you’re going to count it as canon. He’s just so totally unstoppable.

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