January 21, 2015 Favorite Horror Movies Revealed: KT Paige of Romantic Rebel
Despite what some may tell you, Horror movies are perhaps one of the most beloved sub-genres in the history of cinema. With vast room for imagination and creativity, Horror provokes a reaction in audiences whether it be frighten, grossed out, or just simply entertained. Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois, Romantic Rebel’s high-octane vocalist KT Paige shares in that love for Horror movies, in a big way. Recently featured as one of The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock and Metal in January 2015’s edition of Revolver magazine, Paige has kept a busy schedule touring across North America, rocking with her band. While the schedule can sometimes be hectic and overwhelming, Paige finds the time to sneak in a viewing of Horror movies for her fear fix whenever she can. Recently we caught up with the rising Rock star for a personal recount of her top 10 Horror movies of all-time.
1. Insidious series: Insidious and Insidious 2 hold some ridiculously creepy moments, and I love them for that. The only problem I have with these movies, is that you have to “work the sound.” Whenever there is a scary sound effect or impending doom music, the volume shoots up to full blast and when you try to adjust it so your ears can resume their movie experience, the dialogue is almost inaudible. That struggle is pretty real.
2. House of Wax (1953): This is one of the first Horror movies I remember seeing, and it scared the crap out of me. I made my dad turn it off as soon as the people’s faces started melting (10 year old me was not having any of that). Eventually, of course, I figured out Vincent Price is the man. Obviously.
3. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012): This is definitely the best of the Paranormal Activity movies. The acting is so real in it, which is critical for the type of movie that it is; super suspenseful, some humorous moments. Two thumbs up, great family fun.
4. Coraline (2009): Laugh if you must, this “children’s” movie is creepy. I mean, people have buttons sewn on to their eyes. It has a really great little story and almost has an Alice in Wonderland feel, only much darker.
5. The Conjuring (2013): This and Insidious kind of blend together in my mind…probably because they have the same main character dude in them. Everyone told me this is supposedly the scariest movie they have ever seen. Girl please…
6. The Shining (1980): What really sticks out to me about this movie, besides the obvious awesome elements, is the fact that there is never really any creepy music happening throughout the movie, which makes you feel like you are in the movie, instead of just watching it.
7. Planet Terror (2007): Robert Rodriguez is one of my favorite directors, so the art direction was incredible. Rose McGowan’s character, Cherry Darling, has the best outfits. I definitely took some inspiration from her for my show outfits.
8. The House That Dripped Blood (1971): This is a really crappy, amazing, 70s Tales From The Crypt-esque movie. You know it’s going to a good time when orange paint is being used as blood.
9. Rosemary’s Baby (1968): This is definitely a classic. I love the suspense, and of course, Mia Farrow’s sweet haircut. So stylin’.
10. Silence of the Lambs (1991): Everyone needs to see this movie. It is the perfect thriller, murder-mystery. Plus, I can do a dead-on Clarice Starling impression.
Romantic Rebel Tour Dates with Seasons After:
1-23-15 Denver, CO – Roxy Theatre
1-24-15 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
1-26-15 Minot, ND – O’riginal Bar
1-27-15 Williston, ND – DK’s Bar
1-29-15 Lacrosse, WI – LaCrosse Center (w/ Buckcherry, The Last Vegas)
1-30-15 Pontiac, IL – Freaksters (w/ Buckcherry, The Last Vegas)
1-31-15 Eau Claire, WI – Hipps Pub
2-3-15 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
2-4-15 Racine, WI – Rt 20
2-6-15 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop w/ Tantric
2-7-15 Jackson, MI – The Foundry
2-13-15 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2-14-15 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
2-20-15 South Bend, IN – Club Fever (w/ Flyleaf, Adelitas Way, Framing Hanley)
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