Wednesday, September 30, 2015

20Q7A: An interview with Bradley Sands

20 Questions, 7 Answers is an interview series for writers of bizarro and horror fiction. Each author receives the same batch of 20 questions...but they may only answer 7.

This week's guest is Bradley Sands…


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If it was socially acceptable to wear anything as clothing, how would you dress?

BS: A raccoon suit like Mario wears in Super Mario 3. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was a furry because I got all freaked out when I went to a Ween (without Gene Ween) concert recently and this smelly neo-hippy guy who was in front of me had a tail that kept rubbing against my crotch while he was dancing. And it was crowded, so it’s not like I could have backed away.

Who or what is your favorite movie monster, and why?

BS: The Dark Overlord of the Universe from the Howard the Duck movie, which was played by the sex offender actor from Ferris Bueller. Why? Because he “demonstrates his developing mental powers by destroying table utensils and condiments.” I got that off Wikipedia. I don’t remember much about him except that he was TOTALLY AWESOME, but he was the first monster I thought of when I read this question.

If you could invent a new sport, what would it be like?

BS: It would be just like baseball, but all the players would be encased in carbonite and it wouldn’t be televised.

What was your greatest Halloween costume?

BS: The only one that I remember is when I wore a Jason Voorhees mask, smeared makeup from a Freddy Krueger face kit over it, and wore one of my dad’s flannel shirts, which I cut up like crazy with scissors. I think I might have been Kurt Cobain.

Are you most afraid of ghosts, aliens, or clowns, and why?

BS: Ghost alien clowns would probably scare the shit out of me. Like it would be terrifying if someone made a sequel out of Killer Klowns from Outer Space, starring the ghosts of the klowns who died in the first movie. They DID die, right? I’m not sure, and this uncertainty is why I find them so frightening.

What happens when you die?

BS: You stop wondering.

What's your secret?

BS: The sign on my wall that says, “YOU CAN DO IT!!!”

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Bradley Sands is the author of Dodgeball High, Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You, Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, and other books. Visit him at bradleysands.com

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