Combat Zone

Q&A with girl from horror movie

In honor of Halloween, I sat down with That Girl from That Horror Movie on Netflix to talk about fashion, real estate and online shopping.

Q: You had just moved into your house in this quiet suburban neighborhood when weird things started happening. Tell me about that.

A: Well, the house was great at first. High ceilings, wet bar in the dining room, someone had died in it a couple months before—

Q: Someone had died in it?

A: Yeah. I don’t know. We didn’t think it was a big deal.

Q: Did you know how this person died?

A: No, it was pretty mysterious. I asked a neighbor about it once as she was clipping her hedges and she stared off into space for a solid five seconds and there was a close up of her quivering lips and she mumbled something and I said, “What?” and she said, “Nothing!” and ran back inside and closed her shutters, so I assumed it wasn’t a big deal.

Q: Did it ever occur to you to move?

A: Um, no.

Q: Why?

A: The neighborhood has, like, really great schools. That’s important to me.

Q: You don’t have kids. You’re 22.

A: But, like, for someday.

Q: What about just like leaving town for a bit until things settled down?

A: If I was going to go away anywhere, it would be Vegas, but I’m already set to go to Vegas in November for my friend Becca’s 21st.

Q: When you found that anonymous note written in blood on your bathroom mirror, did you have any idea as to who could have written it?

A: It was anonymous.

Q: Do you always curl your hair, put on makeup and wear heels when you’re hanging out at home alone?

A: I don’t know what you’re talking about, this is natural.

Q: And the heels?

A: They’re slippers.

Q: With heels though, right?

A: I guess.

Q: At one point, you heard a knock at the door and you opened it and there was no one there, just crickets chirping in the darkness?

A: Yes, that’s right.

Q: Why did you open the door?

A: I thought it might be UPS. I do a lot of online shopping.

Q: At 10 at night?

A: Do they not deliver that late?

Q: No.

A: Oh. So you wouldn’t investigate if you heard like some weird noises in your house?

Q: No, the other day, I thought all my housemates were gone for the weekend and one of them was actually still there. I didn’t know that, so I just heard this creaking upstairs. And I didn’t investigate or anything, even though in my head it was an axe murderer or at least a burglar. I just sat there and like watched TV.

A: Wow, you’re really level-headed.

Q: No, I’m lazy.

Q: This movie was made for $10,000. Is this minuscule budget that made the movie so shitty or do you think the overall terrible quality was due to, say, the unrealistic levels of suspension of disbelief required to take this film even remotely seriously? Or was it the poor acting? Or the terrible story? Your thoughts?

A: What movie?