Blog: GoreGoreDancer's Movie Reviews
Let me introduce myself. I'm Aleata Illusion, I'm 23 and I reside in the small and boring town of Wooster, Ohio (for now). I write movie reviews, make movies, collect movies--basically everything in my life revolves around movies. Writing consumes a good portion of my time. If I'm not busy writing for my blog or any other online things, I'm writing short stories, scripts, poems and even my life story, currently in progress. I'm just an artistic and opinionated individual who loves all things horror!
Are significant others generally freaked out or psyched by your horror proclivities?
Usually psyched. I tend to date guys that are a lot like me, so my weird obsession with horror seems pretty normal to them. My boyfriend puts up with it fairly well. He enjoys horror too, so it's not a big deal. I'll ramble on about horror movies/directors/actors, etc., whether anyone is listening or not.
Why is it that there seems to be more female horror fans than ever before? Are more women watching horror, or are more women admitting to watching horror?
I think there's always been a bigger percentage of females who are afraid to watch horror flicks and would rather be watching Sex in the City. But i think as horror hit a more mainstream level (with all the remakes/Final Destination/Saw), more females have been opening up to them. Needless to say, there has always been a chunk of us who have been devoted horror slaves.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
Lucio Fulci! I've always wanted to be a writer/director, but Fulci's work has inspired me beyond belief. The first of his movies i saw was The Seven Doors of Death (a.k.a. The Beyond), and it was love at first sight.
How does it feel to be a female horror blogger in a world where it seems necessary to have a beard to write about horror movies? Do you find that you’re not taken as seriously?
The people who take the time to read my blog are all horror fans, or movie fans in general. They don't judge me by the fact that I'm female, but by what I'm writing. If there are people out there that don't want to take me seriously that's fine, they can fuck off. I'm interested in the opinions of the horror/movie fans who take time to leave me feedback and nice comments.
Is image more important for female horror bloggers than male? If so, why?
Well, I wouldn't say that it is in general, but we are way more noticeable. If a guy sees a really smokin' chick, he's going to be interested in reading her blog automatically. That gives it a bit of a sexist aspect, but it's not always a bad thing to be able to grab someone's attention that way. So I guess in ways, image is important. If it helps draw in the crowd, that's always good.
Bang, Marry or Kill: Freddy, Jason, Michael. Please explain your answer.
I'm not too big of a fan of "Hollywood monsters". I'm more an indie horror chick, but okay, let's see here. I would definitely kill Jason and Michael, no questions asked. I'm not into the big, mindless retard thing. Then i would marry, kill and bang Freddy--exactly in that order. It would be necrophilia anyways, because he is technically already dead, living in teenager dreamland!