Seven Sinister Questions with…Spencer Estabrooks, Filmmaker and Comic Creator

sharkasaurus-short-filmA few years ago, the Clubhouse introduced a special feature called Six Sinister Questions, for which we tackled some random creative types, gave them our home-brewed truth serum and asked them questions about their love of all things horrific. This year, we’re resurrecting the feature…and conjuring a SEVENTH sinister question! Don’t worry, we upped the dosage on the truth serum to adjust accordingly. Trust us, we’re professionals!

This week’s guest is Spencer Estabrooks– writer of the Sharkasaurus short film (and comic), creator of the monster short The Hunt and writer for the One Hit Die fantasy comedy web series.

It's only a matter of time...
It’s only a matter of time…

HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING?

SPENCER ESTABROOKS: Ugh, it’s true. There’s no stopping them once they learn to adapt. No T-rex with lasers or genetically engineered plastic-eating mushroom men will stop them. I think if I were to survive I would have to do so as a pet. It probably wouldn’t be that bad, look at the way we treat our cats and dogs.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?

SE: Gummy bears. Except for cherry ones. I won a giant gummy bear at a comedy show and was so excited I bit off more than I could chew. I burped constantly for the next 3 hours and all I would taste was that berry cherry bear. Now, I only eat the hearts of gummy bears!

Hell on wheels
Hell on wheels

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 HORROR MOVIES (OR TV SHOWS IF YOU PREFER) TO WATCH DURING HALLOWEEN?

SE: Evil Dead 2, Brain Dead (aka Dead Alive), Trick ‘r Treat, Ash vs Evil Dead and Halloween (the original).

NAME ONE URBAN LEGEND/MONSTER STORY THAT TERRIFIED YOU AS A KID.

SE: Wheelchair ghosts scare me. I think it comes from watching that 1970’s Changeling as a child. It’s a very traumatizing movie for children.

IF YOU COULD BE HAUNTED BY ANY FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE – AND WHY?

SE: Philip K Dick — It’s nice to be haunted and question your reality at the same time.

WHAT ARE THREE SONGS THAT ARE A MUST FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST?

SE: “Monster Mash”, “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream” (from The Book of Mormon) and “Ghost Riders In The Sky”.

THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT AND EVERYONE AT THE PARTY IS TRANSFORMED INTO THEIR COSTUME…WHAT OUTFIT WOULD YOU MOST REGRET BEING CAUGHT IN?

SE: A tampon.

Written by John MacLeod

Dubbed "The Dorkmaster General" in his home territory of western Massachusetts, John has what some would call an "unhealthy obsession" with comics, horror movies and geek culture. He is a staff writer and editor for the web site Zombie Zone News, and is a freelance editor for his own imprint, Surfin' Dead Enterprises. In his spare time, he breeds free-range chupacabras to sell for ludicrous amounts of cash.

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