Hello and welcome to this week’s installment of Welcome to the Insta-Hood. This week IG person is @jeffreymixed
1. Describe a little bit about yourself. ” I am one of the co-creators of Scream Factory–a horror Blu-ray brand based out of L.A. that focuses on mostly on retro films. I’m 46, born and raised in VT and have been living in Los Angeles since 1991. As far as my tastes go: I am constantly stuck in the 70s and 80s–which I am totally fine with! I am big-time obsessed for some reason with the films The Fog (1980), The Fan (1981), Cruising, Carrie (1976), The Sentinel (1977), Prom Night (1980) and Halloween (1978.)”
2. How did you come up with the Screamfactory? ” It’s a bit complex but the short story is that the company I work out – Shout Factory – was in a position in 2012 to be open to starting a horror/sci-fi brand. Between myself and Cliff MacMillan (also who works at SF), we came up with “Scream Factory” back then and have released over 300 Blu-rays since (with more on the way). I have to add that many other talented people at Shout Factory work on the brand as well from every department (creative, production, PR, Sales, customer service) and the collective hard work has paid off!”
3. What are your top five “bad” (but it is sooo good!) movies? “Wow! It’s hard for me to list a Top 5 my all-time favorites “so-bad-its-good” films because A) I love and own SO many of them and B) they all entertain me on a comedic level. I would say the following come top of mind: Xanadu, The Lonely Lady, Valley of the Dolls, Showgirls, Mommie Dearest. They never fail to entertain new people who watch them. Close runner-ups: The Room, The Apple, The Swarm, Body Rock and The Pirate Movie. But, my God, there are SO many more!”
4.I noticed you post a lot of Dynasty. Who is your favorite character and/or episode? ” Alexis is EASILY my favorite character on Dynasty. Without her (and Joan Collins, who played her) the show would have been nothing. Runner ups: Sammy Jo (Heather Locklear), Dominique (Diahann Carroll) and Caress (Kate O’Mara). Favorite episodes are any of them with a catfight or slap…which there are several LOL!”
5. What 80’s show did you used to watch a lot and thought was fantastic but now you think: What in the world did I watch that?!