The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Film Features

Bizarre Distractions: An Uncle Acid Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Mat Colegate , September 21st, 2015 11:06

With their new LP The Night Creeper out now, Mat Colegate talks to Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats singer Kevin Starrs about the horror and exploitation films that feed into the band's rich world of imagery and music


House On The Edge Of The Park (Ruggero Deodato, 1980)

I love this one. It's tough. When I first watched it I was with two friends and both of them walked out. I was like, “Wow, this is amazing!” Any film with David Hess is going to be great. He's a classic psycho. A lot of people think it's a poor man's Last House On The left, but I like this one slightly more. It's really dark and mean spirited. It was banned everywhere. It's a nasty piece of shit but there's something really appealing about it. True exploitation pushes you to the point where not being comfortable watching becomes part of the excitement. Now and again its important to push yourself and to watch films that aren't comfortable for you. It's like music as well, it doesn't have to be comfortable for the listener. Anything that challenges you is good.