My name is Darien, i’m 36 years old and live in Reno NV. What I do for a living is rather complicated and to be honest the boss doesn’t like me talking about it (its kind of a high risk thing). My favorite horror film of all time is the original George Romero classic Night of the Living Dead (although the 1992 Tom Savini version wasn’t bad either). Other notable horror influences include the works of Stephen King, Joe Hill, Clive Barker and Chuck Palahniuk. My favorite horror musical groups are the Insane Clown Posse (yes, I’m one of THOSE people), DieMonster and Blitzkid. I also have my own podcast, The Padded Room (paddedroom.podbean.com), where my co hosts and I discuss all things horror and make a lot of fart jokes and cock and ball humor.
How I came to sell my soul to the horror gods has more to do with my father than anything else. I didn’t grow up religious, but he sure did. Being a teenager in the late 50’s early 60’s he was right square in the middle of the drive in movie, creature feature craze. Unfortunately for him, he’d have to forgo that experience, as his parents (my grandparents) saw the films as blasphemous and hedonistic. He recounted to me on various occasions the jealousy of listening to his friends describe these cinematic thrill rides on a Monday morning, knowing that he would probably never get to experience.