July 8, 2015 Favorite Horror Movies Revealed: Blake Allison of Devour the Day
Horror films evoke some of the most fond memories. Why? Because they are fun! The element of disbelief, fear, and plain disgust can often be a enjoyable part of getting lost in the fantasy of a film. For Devour the Day frontman Blake Allison, Horror films resonate a special place in his memories of growing up, even to today when he catches a spooky flick, when he can. Achieving four highly charted Rock singles, including their most recent, “Faith,” Devour the Day have been spending a lot of time touring as they gear up for their sophomore album. With a lot of time on the road, the band always are up for one of the latest Horror films in the nearest theater or Redbox. Recently we caught up with Allison for a look into some of his favorite Horror films of all-time.
1. Jaws (1975): I decided at a young age I would never get in to any large body of water. Period. Or talk to old, bearded fishermen.
2. Child’s Play (1988): At the age of seven, I lied to my friend’s parents and told them my parents said it was ok to watch scary movies. Obviously, these people had no idea the impact that a movie like that can have on a seven year old. It warped me. I destroyed my Teddy Ruxpin immediately.
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): Ok, so in this movie, Freddy drags a screaming bleeding girl across a floor, up a wall, and across a ceiling. Also, Freddy pulls Johnny Depp down through a bed where Freddy then, like a piece of fruit, juices Depp and sends what’s left erupting back into the room. Yea, fuck all that. I’m glad it’s just a movie.
4. The Blair witch Project (1999): I was in Colorado on a snowboarding trip with my family and my brother and I decided to go see a movie. Neither of us knew anything about The Blair Witch Project. We did not know it was a fake documentary. Nothing. My brother was like, “Hey I have a bowl if you want to smoke before the movie.” I said, “Yea! Why not?” The answer to “Why not” is simple. Getting stoned with your brother before you go watch a scary movie that is pretending to be real footage of people being haunted by a witch and terrorized by the ghosts of little children, and you’re so high you forget you are not in the movie with these people. That is why not.
5. Event Horizon (1997): I thought this movie was cool. Space. Chaos dimension. Zero gravity fire. Laurence Fishburne. Cool.
6). Night Of the Living Dead (1968): The original black and white was incredible. I love the feel of this one. Something about it is creepy. It may have been super low budget, but it is still a great movie. Being trapped in a farmhouse surrounded by zombies sounds terrifying.
7. Poltergeist (1982): The clown. I hate clowns. Also short women with baby voices that claim to be psychics. That was more terrifying than the ghosts from an Indian burial ground. It was almost unbearable. I couldn’t make sense of her. We all fear what we don’t understand.
8) The Evil Dead (1981)/Evil Dead (2013): Both the original and remake are awesome. My favorite parts from both are the possessed girl in the basement.
9. Dawn of the Dead (1978): I had no idea what I was getting into and the first 30 minutes of that movie is so good. I was glued to it as soon as hell breaks loose.
10. From Dusk till Dawn (1996): What a bad ass movie! I would have to say easily one of top ten. So cool. That movie never stops. Every character is cool. I don’t know a soul who doesn’t love that movie. I still hate watching the boy get torn up by vampires.