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 Samara climb out of the television set so many times before becoming jaded.
Today’s spotlight author, Julianne Snow, tells us how she would use hairspray & a lighter to vanquish some truly evil little creatures! 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.
Hmmm, I like the idea of something big and tall, but I think I’m going to go tiny and small. Butterflies. They’re gorgeous and have a frail quality to them. They’re perfect because their unexpected and you think you can beat them.
BB: What would you do if you ran into said villain?
That would depend on whether or not I knew they were dangerous. Let’s go with the scenario where I have the knowledge of killer butterflies. I would do my best to run away and get indoors. They can only kill if you if they can catch you, so the best place to be is inside, whether it be a building or a vehicle.
BB: You need to stand out from the other victims in the movie. What catchphrase would you scream as you try to run away?
“The Monarchs are coming! Run!”
BB: The monster has you and your friends cornered. What do you do?
Grab the hairspray and a lighter.
BB: What is your weapon of choice to fight the Big Bad?
Cans and cans of hairspray. And a lighter.
BB: What is the eventual outcome? Is your number up? Or do you survive (and if so, how does the ordeal affect you)?
The eventual outcome arrives with the coming of winter and the migration of people into colder climates, the foe is able to be defeated. Once the specially trained teams have gone into the warmer climes to cleanse them of all the butterflies, society again begins to descend upon the forbidden zones again – only they don’t realize the butterflies are lying in wait for them, cocooned until they decide to rise again! Generally as a society we are scared, but I’m a survivor and I know that no matter how safe they tell us it is, it’s only a matter of time before they strike again.
It was while watching Romero’s Night of the Living Dead at the tender age of 6 that solidified Julianne’s respect of the Undead. Since that day, she has been preparing herself for the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse. While classically trained in all of the ways to defend herself, she took up writing in order to process the desire she now covets; to bestow a second and final death upon the Undead. As the only girl growing up in a family with four children in the Canadian countryside, Julianne needed some form of escape. Her choice was the imaginations of others which only fostered the vibrancy of her own. Days with the Undead: Book One is her first full-length book, the basis of which can be found in her popular web serial of the same name. You can find Julianne’s The Living Dead of Penderghast Manor in the anthology Women of the Living Dead and stories in Sirens Call Publications anthologies Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed along with Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity. She has also published some of her short fiction in the online literary magazine The Sirens Call. Find out more about Julianne:
- At her web series Days with the Undead
- On her website
- On Twitter
- Her Facebook Fan Page
- Check out Days with the Undead: Book One
And don’t forget to check out our other Coffin Hop posts below!
Table of contents for Coffin Hop 2012
- This stop…the Coffin Hop!
- Coffin Hopping with Georgina Morales
- Coffin Hopping with Brent Abell
- Coffin Hopping with Brewin
- Coffin Hopping with L.M. Murphy
- Coffin Hopping with Julianne Snow
- Coffin Hopping with John Everson
- Coffin Hopping with C.W. LaSart
- Coffin Hopping with Axel Howerton
- Coffin Hopping with Red Tash
- Coffin Hopping with Jessica McHugh
- Coffin Hopping with Jolie Du Pre
- Coffin Hopping with Johanna K. Pitcairn