AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Armand Rosamilia

Meghan: Hey, Armand. I’m so excited to have you here today. It’s always a pleasure, especially since I know how busy you can get. What is your favorite part of Halloween?

Armand: The candy part is easily my favorite thing, especially anything chocolate. My wife and I will set up in the driveway on Halloween with a table filled with comic books, Halloween-themed kid’s books and candy, but I make sure to give away all of the non-chocolate until my wife catches me.

Meghan: Do you get scared easily?

Armand: As a kid I was scared of a lot of things. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten tougher skin and not much scares me. Horror movies are actually boring for me in the last few years. I don’t know if I’m just old or if my perception has changed.

Meghan: What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen and why?

Armand: As a kid, Jaws freaked me out. We saw it in the drive-in and me and my brother were in the backseat with our hands over our faces once the shark began to really get into it.

Meghan: Which horror movie murder did you find the most disturbing?

Armand: Kevin Bacon’s death scene stuck with me, before I really even knew who he was and what he’d eventually become.

Meghan: Is there a horror movie you refused to watch because the commercials scared you too much?

Armand: No. Most of the time, especially as I got older, the jump-scares and too much blood made me not want to watch them.

Meghan: If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

Armand: Beaches and I’d be Bette Midler’s friend and have to hang out with her. Is that what you mean?

Meghan: If you were stuck as the protagonist in any horror movie, which would you choose?

Armand: The first Nightmare On Elm Street, before Freddie got all corny and witty and stopped being scary.

Meghan: What is your all-time favorite scary monster or creature of the night?

Armand: The Thing from The Thing was awesome. Still my favorite horror movie, I think.

Meghan: What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Armand: Handing out comic books, Halloween kid’s books, and candy to trick-or-treaters. We get close to 200 and some kids say they were looking forward to the stop, which is cool.

Meghan: What is your favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?

Armand: “Halloween” by Misfits or “Halloween” by King Diamond. I love them both.

Meghan: Which horror novel unsettled you the most?

Armand: Phantoms by Dean Koontz when I was about 12.

Meghan: What is the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

Armand: I was sixteen and home alone and my jerk brother climbed up a ladder to my room on the second floor and started tapping on the window like in “Salem’s Lot” and freaked me out.

Meghan: Which unsolved mystery fascinates you the most?

Armand: D.B. Cooper comes to mind, but I love all of them. Did he die and waste all that cash, or did he live and spend it?

Meghan: What is the spookiest ghost story that you have ever heard?

Armand: We had those record albums when I was a kid, telling ghost stories. I loved all of those, especially picking up the hitchhiker and it turns out she died on the road. Remember that one?

Meghan: In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

Armand: I want to eat myself to death as quickly as possible. I think I would be awful during the zombie takeover, and hope I am patient zero or die quickly.

Meghan: Give me a minute… I have to stop laughing at that last one before we can move on. Okay okay… let’s have some fun: Would you rather get bitten by a vampire or a werewolf?

Armand: Vampire. Better control of my powers, and chicks dig vampires.

Meghan: Would you rather fight a zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion?

Armand: I think it would be more fun if aliens attacked, as long as we had a fighting chance.

Meghan: Would you rather drink zombie juice or eat dead bodies from the graveyard?

Armand: If I can cook the dead bodies, then I’d pick that. Tastes like chicken!

Meghan: Would you rather stay at the Poltergeist house or the Amityville house for a week?

Armand: Amityville, since nothing really happened there supernatural. All a hoax.

Meghan: Would you rather chew on a bitter melon with chilies or maggot-infested cheese?

Armand: Maggots are protein, right? And I like cheese.

Meghan: Would you rather drink from a witch’s cauldron or lick cotton candy made of spider webs?

Armand: Can I do both? They both sound like fun. Maybe wash down my cotton candy with a glass from the cauldron!

Meghan: Thanks again for stopping by. I mean… is it really Halloween without THE devilishly handsome Armand Rosamilia?

Armand: Thanks for the cool questions, as per the usual!

Author of Crime Thrillers. Horror. Contemporary Fiction. Nonfiction. In no discernible order.

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