Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A SUNRISE OF HORROR


It is my honor to have as the next victim of the
Bwahahaha Halloween Interview
Kody Boye 
-a prolific horror writer 
and successful indie author. 

You're the last person to die in your favorite horror movie, what's the name of the movie and how do you die?

Ginger Snaps is my favorite horror movie by far. I’ve watched it far too many times to count, Katherine Isabelle and Emily Perkins are awesome, and it’s just the kind of ‘everything’s normal, then goes to hell’ story I love. My death would probably involve getting gruesomely eaten. Yeah. We’ll just say that.

In a remake of one of the Friday the 13th movies – you play Jason – what would be your method of execution for all your victims?

I find torture by insanity to be far more gruesome than slasher films, which is why I like the Saw franchise (though in and of itself Saw does both.) I think if I were Jason, I’d switch it up – put the victims in a large building or locale they can’t get out of… and leave the mask somewhere where someone else could find it (ala Hunger Games or Battle Royale—last one alive wins.)

In a remake of Halloween, you are one of the victims – describe the scene and your grizzly death.

I have this weird fetishism about quick and self-decided deaths—mostly because it’s by choice, and because it leaves little room in the way of pain. I’d see myself having been chased by the killer in Halloween up onto a high building (possibly off an apartment building or hotel) and then throwing myself from the roof either to try and save or end myself. Being control of your own destiny, to me, is far preferable to allowing someone else to be. I will say though that I have read too many anatomically-correct statements about guns and would never shoot myself in the head with one. Sadly, I am grisly like that.

In the Walking Dead, you and another character have survived the zombies, so far. You're on the move, but the individual with you is a wimpy scaredy cat, but oh so hot, still they keep drawing attention to you and your position and it's almost certain they will get you killed. What do you do - leave them for the zombies and save yourself? Or take pity on them, because their hotness makes up for their stupidity, and teach them not to be a wimp? Or do you have another solution.

Considering that most of the characters weren’t all that intelligent in The Walking Dead up until the second season (in which case they were still questionable,) I would have to say that I would willingly leave all of them behind. I really have no further (or witty) comment on this.

You're headed to a Masquerade party as your favorite horror character and at midnight, you are transformed into your character until sunrise. Who is this character and how many victims would you claim by sunrise?

Though it is odd because I would most likely never have a reason to go to a Masquerade party as Sister Mary Eunice from American Horror Story: Asylum, I have to say it would be her (though the idea of devil/demon possession isn’t new, I think her arc on Asylum was absolutely terrifying.) As to victims, that could go either way. A few people may die, but everyone will end up scarred. 

Share with us your scariest ghost story – or nightmare – or tell us what scares you the most and why.

The thing that scares me the most is the decline. Of society, of civilization, of nature, of self—due to my mental health conditions there’s always a nagging fear of, ‘What if?’ in terms of what might happen to the road. Bipolar Disorder has been shown to sometimes lead to Schizophrenia, and given that Schizophrenia is in my family, it makes me a bit wary, especially given that throughout several medication changes I’ve experienced complete change of self (which I was not even made aware of until months later at times.)

My favorite ghost story is about Robert the Doll – a creature that was cursed by a Haitian woman who wished to seek revenge on the family who mistreated her. They still house the doll in a museum to this day.

My scariest supernatural experience was one I wrote about back in 2010, regarding a series of events in which I was visited by an entity known as the Mothman in dreams, then subsequently bore witness to its iconic ‘red’ eyes flying in the field near where I grew up. That story can be found on my website HERE! 
 
Share with us your favorite Halloween experience, costume, and candy.

My favorite – and arguably most memorable – Halloween experience was a recent one. In 2012, I watched the Stanley Kubrick adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. Given that I’ve known someone like that in the past, Nicholson’s portrayal was utterly terrifying, and as someone who suffers Bipolar Disorder and PTSD, really triggered me. 

I’ve never been one to dress up for Halloween, but have seen pictures of me as a child when I was an M&M (which is pretty awesome in its own right.) An obsessive-compulsive obsession with drag/performance-art makeup leads me to believe that I will one day do something absolutely crazy.

As to candy, most is fair game – except candied apples. I’ve almost ripped my teeth out on those far too many times to count. I switch favorites, but my general two are Twix and coconut chocolates (whose name I can’t remember.)

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So… what’s Sunrise about?


Picture the world one month after the zombie apocalypse. Trapped, in an abandoned apartment complex, with your best friend — you’re running out of food and desperate salvage runs come up with little to nothing concrete. Add into this the growing threat of a gang, a chance friendship with one of its members, and an unlikely meeting, then blossoming friendship with someone from the military and what do you get? The zombie apocalypse. Sunrise, my foray into the zombie genre, tells the story of Dakota Travis as he attempts to survive the apocalypse. And this month, I want all of you to have the chance to read it.


Throughout the month, I will be running various giveaways in which you can receive an eBook copy of Sunrise on my official Facebook author page. I will also be blogging about various topics related to the zombie genre, the people portrayed within it, and my various inspirations for writing zombies in general.


To get your copy of Sunrise for 0.99¢, click on the logo of your favorite eBook retailer below.





Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous novels—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga. You can visit him on his ~ Website ~ Facebook ~
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For a comment telling us what your favorite Halloween candy is Cody has agreed to give away three eBooks of SUNRISE.  

This drawing is now closed and the winners are
Julie Flanders
Christine Rains
Shannon Lawrence

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13 comments:

  1. Think you will taste like chicken when eaten? lol

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    1. Considering the copious amounts of soda I drink, I will most likely taste like sugar.

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  2. I've heard of Robert the Doll.
    Don't meet many who've seen Ginger Snaps!

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    1. For about a month after I searched Robert the Doll on YouTube, he kept showing up in my YouTube feed. It freaked me the fuck out.

      I love Ginger Snaps.

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  3. There is far too many issues with mental health these days Kody. Great interview.

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    1. I speak out because the stigma is so great. I wish there'd been someone speaking for me when I was going through the early stages.

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  4. I've never heard of Ginger Snaps and now I'm really curious about it. Although I don't know if I should watch it as those are some of my favorite cookies and I have a feeling watching this might give me pause next time I eat one.

    It's nice to meet Kody - another great inteview!

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    1. Don't worry. The only correlation between the cookies and the movie is that the main character's name is Ginger, hehe. :)

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  5. Awesome interview! I've heard of Robert the Doll too. Dolls in general creep me out.

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    1. I don't like dolls, mannequins, ventriloquist dummies, etc. The nature of glass orbs being able to steal parts of your soul has always terrified me as a child and translated to anything with glass eyes (though mostly my paranoia has to deal with the humanization of a non-human entity.)

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  6. I love the film Gingersnaps, as well. It can be hard to get a hold of, though. Gruesomely creative new way for Jason to take everyone out.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I purchased mine from Amazon. They did a reissue with new cover art, so I believe there was increased interest in the film as of the past few years.

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  7. Awesome job Kody!

    Thank you for keeping up with the comments, it was a great post for Halloween!

    Wishing you all the best with all your endeavors! Keep Writing!

    Happy Halloween!

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