MORE THAN HUMAN, anything by Joe Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, and
Andrew Vachss. I could list authors and books, could go 'round and
'round all day on this. I love 1930's pulp novels, both Burroughs',
and many other works of literary merit. I also read trash fiction.
I am not a fan of Nicholas Sparks, but have a funny story about
that. I read a little bit of everything.
There is not enough room for the films I love, though I do
gravitate to horror and independent. Let's discuss this for a
moment. Most people equate "horror" with gore. Horror is a visceral
reaction, based on suspense and fear. Extreme bloodshed isn't
necessary. I'm not a big fan of the "torture porn" style (Saw,
Hostel, Cabin Fever, etc.), but really love a good ghost story or
monster movie. I also love anything that allows my brain to work. A
short list of suggested viewing? Pi, Primer, The Station Agent,
Wendigo, to name a few that are not, necessarily, horror, per se. I
am a huge fan of Akira Kurosawa, without a doubt the most
influential director. If you've never seen his work, I can
guarantee you've seen something based on or directly influenced by
it. I love Asian horror, by the way. And Euro-trash. And classic
cinema. I love movies. For the record, I am a huge fan of Sam
Peckinpah's highly controversial works. I know it's not for
everyone, I know that most people are disturbed by it (that's kind
of the point of it, too), and I'm not going to make you watch it
with me. But I could really get into an open discussion of either
The Wild Bunch or Straw Dogs. Also, don't come at me with the
remake. I'm talking about the real one.
Don't watch a lot of tv, there are too many books and movies to
ingest. That said, I really like The Big Bang Theory.
Music? Not a fan of hip-hop or rap, beyond that, pretty much good
to go. For whatever reason, I tend to enjoy a womans voice on
vocals. As composers go, I think Ennio Morricone and Akira Ifukube
were geniuses. I am a Rush fan, but I try not to force them on
anyone. Prog Rock is a favorite. Folk. Singer-songwriter. Dubstep
makes me think of Michel Gondry videos.
I am, oddly, allergic to cilantro.