Halloween is almost here! Buzznet asked some of your favorite artists some themed questions to get in the spirit of the season. Chantal of Morningwood talks about her vampiric origins, nightmare-curing hippie therapists and... well, a few things that tug at our heart strings.
What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had?
I sometimes have nightmares of people chasing me down the street and beating me to death, those are fun!! When I was younger I had nightmares about Freddy Kreuger, he scared the poo out of me. Then when I got older I had nightmares every night for a year about Hannibal Lechter & Jeffrey Dahmer coming together to eat me. I would have to hyperventilate myself to sleep every night and my parents took me to hippie therapists who made me put crystals under my pillows and wear white bands around my head. Ultimately they went away the night that I saw Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula and Anthony Hopkins played Dr.Van Helsing who was a good guy. I used to be obsessed with scary movies and it was all I watched when I was a child, now I am afraid of everything.
If you could cast a spell on someone for a night who and WHAT would you do? I would make Elvira and Pee Wee Herman come to my house and play a game of Pop 5.
What's the lamest costume you ever wore as a kid?
I don't recall any lame costumes, I was a vampire for 8 years in a row. Since my mother is Transylvanian I consider vampires part of my heritage, so I would dress as a vampire every year, but dress up a week before halloween.
Whose ghost would you actually dig being haunted by? The ghost of my mom, I could use her advice all the time.
What do you consider to be the most frightening creature/animal? CANNIBALS & SHARKS!!! Also the ones that came up from the toilet, the idea of anything coming up while you are on the toilet is insane!! What song would you play if you wanted to put yourself in a "haunted" mood?
'Ghost Town' by The Specials or 'Monster Mash' by Sha Na Na
What candy would you need in your bag to make it feel like a successful trick or treating sesh? Candy corn, mini mars bar... I am actually not picky I will take ANYTHING!!!!
Would you spend the night in a supposedly haunted house? OH HELL NO!!!!!!
Scariest moment you've ever had onstage? When our guitar player fell off the stage 5 minutes before doors were supposed to open and dislocated his shoulder and we had to cancel the show, I had to walk on stage and started crying while I was apologizing, so sad.
Also, the night my mother passed away, I played a show (because she loved it when I performed) and I had a panic attack, the only one I have ever had in my life, 30 seconds before I was supposed to go on stage. I couldn't breath and I was 100% blind, they asked if I wanted to cancel the show, but I told them to walk me out on stage. So I did the first two songs totally blind, and my vision returned and everyone in the audience was crying, that was quite scary and sad.
How would you survive the zombie apocalypse? According to George Romero (the king of all zombie movies), zombies are made up and there will be no zombie apocalypse in which to prepare for. BUT if it did happen, I've got pretty good aim, so I am going the gun route, and lots of water to stay hydrated!!!