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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


The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)

This is one of my all time favourite horror films. Karloff is the star of the show. I mean, I love Bela Lugosi, but Karloff is so creepy in this. It deals with some pretty unusual themes considering when it was made: necrophilia, torture, black mass, human sacrifice. It's pretty out there considering it was made in the 1930s. I remember watching this about 15 years ago on TV and then it was impossible to find on DVD anywhere, you just couldn't get it. I think they finally released it a couple of years ago. It has that expressionist feel to it. The sets and everything are really bizarre and the music runs through the whole film non-stop. More recently I've been getting into the expressionist film stuff. Things like Das Kabinet and Nosferatu. Its good to watch a lot of the original classic horror.