Meet Our Writers: Laura Plant

Hello, my lovelies! Here is everything you ever wanted to know about a strange girl from Toronto, Ontario Canada (originally from London, On, which was once the serial killer capital of the world…*hint* I love true crime). My name is Laura Plant.

If electricity and equipment were not a problem, what five horror movies would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?

A Nightmare on Elm Street part 3: Dream Warriors (1987) because I love insane asylums and lucid dreaming 

A Nightmare on Elm Street part 4: The Dream Master (1988) because I enjoy the scene where Debbie turns into a cockroach, and think this installment of the series had the best soundtrack

The Exorcist (1973) The film that traumatized me when I was 8 years old. You never forget your first love.

The Loved Ones (2009) because I respect a film with a strong female lead.

Silver Bullet  1985…..I’ve loved this movie since I was a child. The effects were always so realistic to me and the story line is wonderful- just a brother and sister, trying to connect. 

What is your favorite horror movie quote?

“I’m gonna separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don’t mind none.” – Severin (Bill Paxton), Near Dark (1987). Always makes me laugh.

Who is your favorite slasher villain?

Angela from Sleepaway Camp (1983) Sorry, gotta stick with my ladies.

Other than horror, what is your favorite genre?

Comedy. It’s important to laugh at the world.

What is your favorite non-horror movie or show?

I grew up with horror, but also the John Hughes films of the 1980s. I love Pretty in Pink (1986). I also enjoy the comedy of Ricky Gervais in his shows Extras (2005-2007) and The Office (2001-2003). 

What is your favorite horror novel?

‘It’ by Stephen King… epic.

What really scares you in horror movies?

The idea of possession really scares me, especially when a doll is involved. Tell me there is a possessed doll in my cabinet and I am terrified for about 2 days straight just at the thought.

What was the first horror movie you remember seeing?

Deadly Friend (1986) when I was 4 or 5 years old. My mother and I would walk down to Beckers Variety Store and rent films. Perhaps this nostalgia is why I love horror so much.

Who is your horror movie crush?

When I was younger, I had a crush on Michael Myers. I love the strong and mysterious type. 

What is your favorite horror television series?

I grew up with  Freddy’s Nightmares (1988-1990), but currently I’m watching American Horror Story (2011-present), especially season 5, Hotel. Also The Walking Dead (2010-present).

Well that’s about it, folks. I think I’m just like you, alone in a world of gore and loving it. I’ll see you in your dreams.

About Lauraplant82

Hi there! I'm a mid-30s, Torontonian, virgo, true-crime obsessed, horror-obsessed, travel-obsessed, ...scrabble-obsessed, stargazing wannabe-novelist. I'd love to meet ya! :D Here is the link to my submission for Pophorrors 'meet the writers' segment:

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