Questions by Arlene Russo, editor, BiteMe Magazine
Q: What is the last thing you would do if you had five minutes to live?
Mark Benecke: Grab the editor of BiteMe and invite her for a final drink.
Q: What is the last thing you would do if you came face to face with a real vampire?
Give him a copy of my book The Dream of Eternal Life (Columbia University Press, 2002). He/she might not get the point, however.
Q: What is the last thing you think of before you turn out the light?
Will my glasses fall down from the specter? (Explanation: To avoid crumbling my glasses at night or in the morning, I put them in the eye socket of a red plastic specter that is mounted to the wall over my bed.)
Q: What is the last book you read?
It was more staring than reading it. The Japanese translator of one of my books sentme copies of his notes -- in Japanese text.
Q: What is the last horror film you watched?
Apart from Not A Girl/Crossroads starring Britney Spears, Wishmaster 2 and Eyes Wide Shut. Plus, I watched some of the alleged "Snuff" stuff for an article in the Archives of Criminology.
Q: When was the last time you were scared?
When I found out that the landlord isolated the drainpipes in the basement with asbestos.
Q: Who is the last person you would want to meet in a dark alley?
My insurance company sales guy.
Q: What would you like your last words to be?